National Museum of Scotland
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
2013 Exhibitions: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? (November 23 - April 7), Vikings! (January 18 - May 12)
As part of the five museum sites displaying the collection of the National Museums Scotland, this site includes not only works of art and design, but also pieces reflecting the natural world, world cultures, science, technology, and Scottish history. The highly educational galleries tell the story of life on Earth, spanning from the time of the dinosaurs to the age of human technology. The large-scale Wildlife Panorama puts on display life-size models and specimens of various species. With lessons on virtually every aspect of the planet, you are guaranteed to walk out with more knowledge than you entered with.