7 less-famous natural history museums worth a visit
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Understated but impressive when it comes to their collections and education and research departments, visitors to these natural history museums can learn about the natural world past and present minus the maddening crowds (although we can’t guarantee a field-trip-free experience).
Here, you’ll find our seven top picks of not-super-famous-but-highly-respectable natural history museums in the U.S. For each, we’ve provided a bit of background as well as information on what you’ll find aside from prehistoric fossils and dinosaur mounts (a crowd-pleasing given at any major natural history museum). While all of our picks do have paleontological collections (in some cases, they’re world-renowned), it’s worth highlighting what else each museum offers for those who couldn’t give a toss about T. rex skeletons.