Dazzling Diversity

August 8, 2017 – September 30, 2018

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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.