National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Ground Floor Floor Plan
What is the most diverse group of animals on the planet? Insects! They constitute more than two-thirds of all described animal species—and there are more waiting to be discovered!
The Smithsonian Libraries' Dazzling Diversity celebrates the insect world through the pages of historic natural history books. A selection of the Libraries' books are on display, providing a glimpse into the wealth of scientific knowledge recorded in the descriptions and illustrations of published literature.