I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago and stopped by the La Brea Tar Pits. Yeah, I’ve been there before, but (a) they’re totally cool and (b) my boyfriend had never been. I said pretty much everything I want to say about the museum the last time I visited, but here’s one other fun fact.
One of the things about a lot of natural history museums that isn’t necessarily totally obvious to the visitor is how much more they have in storage than on display. The museum only displays a couple dozen full skeletons, but about 50 bazillion bones have come out of the ground.
The storage goes almost all the way around the museum–you can even look into it, with a mirror to show how long the row of shelves is.