World's Most-Visited Museums
Emelinda E. Cabrera
No. 3 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Annual Visitors: 6,800,000
A large collection of dinosaur fossils, the infamous Hope Diamond, and some 126 million items in the collection have made this the most-visited natural history museum in the world. And the museum continues to make improvements. The Sant Ocean Hall debuted in 2008 with the world’s largest marine collection, and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins opened in 2010 to celebrate the museum’s 100th anniversary on the National Mall. mnh.si.edu
Source: Smithsonian Institution