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Family Vacations: National World War II Museum

The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans celebrates the courage and sacrifice of the American men and women of World War II through interactive exhibits. Learn more about this family vacation destination.


Ridiculous History: Famous Museum Diorama Includes Human Remains

When Carnegie Museum of Natural History conservators examined the diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary," they found a human skull in the male figure.

5 Don’t-Miss Items in the New Smithsonian African American History Museum

The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.

10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?

How the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Works

Sixteen acres of land surrounding the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center are being rebuilt. Eight are devoted to honoring the victims.

How much did the National September 11 Memorial and Museum cost?

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the face of New York City and the U.S. as a whole. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was designed to commemorate the lives lost that day, but its creation didn't come without speed bumps of its own.

How MoMA Works

The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) earned its status by helping people understand the visual art of their time. It was also the first museum to focus solely on modern art from the day it opened in 1929.

How the Guggenheim Museum Works

When it opened in the fall of 1959, the Guggenheim Museum was a lightning rod for controversy. But today, the Guggenheim Museum appeases the art establishment and amateur art aficionados alike.

How the J. Paul Getty Museum Works

What began as a small display in the Malibu home of oil industrialist J. Paul Getty has grown into one of the top art museums in the U.S. today. What can you expect to find if you visit the Getty?

How the Louvre Works

The Musée du Louvre houses some of the world's most beloved and significant artworks. However, it didn't start out that way. Would you believe that the place that holds the "Mona Lisa" used to be a fortress?

10 Strange Things in the Smithsonian's Collection

The Smithsonian Institution, America's attic, is home to some 137 million objects -- ruby slippers, presidential hair, shrunken heads, animal pelts and even dinosaur poop. What are 10 of the strangest items in the museum's collection?