Em for Gems

5 January 2012

On the same Virginia trip I mentioned in my last post, we headed into DC for the day. We had time for one museum, and ended up picking one of my favorites, the Museum of Natural History. My favorite exhibit is the Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, and on this trip, I was struck again by the brilliance of the natural colors. They’re too pretty not to share!

Like all of the Smithsonian museums, the Natural History Museum does not charge admission, so if you ever find yourself in DC, I would highly recommend a visit!

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January 5, 2012 9:47 am

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Jesse R.
January 5, 2012 3:18 pm

WOW! How beautiful – I definitely need to head there. I always get tempted away from the Smithsonians on D.C. trips by the Newseum which is very cool but one of the few museums in the area you have to pay for!

P.S. I haven’t commented since you launched EFM so just wanted to let you know I love it!

January 5, 2012 8:09 pm

Definitely going on the bucket list…what a beautiful display!

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