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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Tours & Tickets

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Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and...more
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Reviewed yesterday

First there is fantastic displays of things I would mostly not see at other museums. Much to learn from this visit. You have to pay extra to go in and see the live butterflies :)

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum displays several exhibits that one would expect from a museum of natural history - and we did not see all of it. There was a lot to see and to read. What, however, puzzled me was the department of "African Voices": Although I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Explore20928726187
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Something for everyone. Three floors of exhibits. Food and gift shop. Fun and learning for all and cross ages. No charge. Line to get in thru security. Clean.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 173kellies
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited several Smithsonian museums, this was our favorited. The fossil and dinosaur rooms were remarkable. Spent about two and a half hours, should allow more time. Also interesting were some of the older exhibits which effectively displayed the questionable ethics of earlier archeology.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wildork
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

unique+kind,staff&attractions! watch yr step! could have stayed there for hrs!don't forget2make a donation@the door!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 769akis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this museum! It has so many wonderful things to see and and enjoy. Young or old, it's a must do on your list. You won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DesiraeP73
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great experience for me and my group. There is so much to see and everything was straight forward and interesting. The exhibits are second to none. You could really spend a few days in here alone.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TCzones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the better part of our day here exploring all of the different exhibits. Among our favorites were the hope diamond, a samurai suite of armor, the mammals exhibit, and the mummies. We waited in line on a Saturday for about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank colebruner12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many must see museums in the Nation's Capital. Being a Marylander we take these venues way too much for granted. It has been a while since I had visited and this time I took my grandchildren who loved it. The new...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see - it would be easy to spend an entire day here but we had other museums to visit so were just able to scratch the surface.

Date of experience: October 2019
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michellety31
24 September 2019|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There are about a dozen hotels in the area. The InterContinental is the closest. It all depends on what type of hotel you want and how much you are willing to pay and if you want to walk a little farther for a better price... More
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
It's free. Don't miss the Hope Diamond!
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We've been going to DC many years as a family vacation - and we have 3 girls - and a great option for us has been to stay outside of DC in Chevy Chase or Bethesda. Why? Because rates are a little cheaper and Chevy Chase has... More
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