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Free with General Admission  •  On display in our Lyda Hill Gems & Minerals Hall

Explore the wonders of Giant Gems of the Smithsonian from the world-renowned National Gem Collection in a never-before-seen grouping. This temporary exhibition gives you an up-close look at some of the most charismatic objects in the history of the world. These superb specimens from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution have been cut and polished into forms of great beauty, and exhibit color and brilliance beyond your imagination.