panoWe are realizing that we are suckers for gimmicky panoramas. After posting the Abbey of St. Florian library in Austria panorama a few weeks ago (big thanks to @BHPLibrarian on Twitter for id’ing the library!), we now present the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Online 3d Panoramas. We recently visited this museum for the first time and were pleasantly surprised–with the dinosaurs, the orchid exhibit (tied in to Darwin and evolution), the ancient sea shells, and most of all, the incredible collection of crystals and gems.

More museum panoramas? How about the Panorama Museum (German). Or a real life Panorama, of NYC, at the Queens Museum (we’ll be visiting this summer in combination with a Mets game at Debit’s Field).