Few museum exhibits in the world can claim to have survived across three centuries or have been gazed upon by tens of millions of visitors. The Bone Hall is one of them, a grand comparative anatomy exhibit that opened the Smithsonian’s first museum in 1881.
The design of today’s Bone Hall still mirrors the selection and variety of skeletons used in the original exhibit – many of the prized specimens such as the great apes and swordfish are the same specimens that were on display. The exhibit highlights the diversity and unity of every major group of vertebrates, supporting ideas of evolution and common ancestry. It is one of the best study collections found in any museum.
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