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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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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 tools used by early man.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not what we expected, more human history than expected but definitely worth a quick visit. The butterflies were amazing and the gem just fascinating.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Museum was much larger than I expected and it had a huge variety of exhibits from prehistoric to present day with outstanding life size figures representing thousands of different creatures of this planet from past and present, make sure you allow yourself at least...More

Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I expected this to be like the natural science museum in N.Y., but it was underwhelming in my opinion. Highlight was the hope diamond for sure, amazing to see that though!

Thank Aaren T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots to see here if you love history. Well laid out. You don't need a tour to see everything. The museum is free.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 3 days ago

If possible, do not miss the presentation "The Nation We Build Together" on trying to end segregation in the south, using the Greensboro lunch counter as an example. The presenters were very good. Sadly, the truth of what our country has gone through and continues...More

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very large and well disposed collection. Animal species, the development of human race. Great balance between visual attractions and educational data. Good for adults and children.

Thank Silvia Q
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the one of the best museum one can visit. They have various hands on activities for children and teenagers. We did one that extracted our DNA. There's a single thing in this museum not worth mentioning.

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a cool museum :) Great that it is free to get in - we paid to go into the butterfly enclosure as our 3 year old wanted to.. unless you've got a kid whose obsessed with butterflies or you really like them yourself, I'd...More

Thank jessiemayh2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every school kid should tour this museum and maybe the world would be a better place. We shall overcome

Thank disney23mickey
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can spend all day here. I am amazed at the fact that this is offered to the public at no charge.Wonderful artifacts and the kids will love it . A must visit

Thank Jodi B
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Got2BeTru | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the museum directly for their suggestions. Parking is at a premium around that area.
17 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
13 July 2017|
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Response from HenryLabs10 | Reviewed this property |
The Ronald Reagan international building is literally steps away from the Smithsonian. It cost $15 to park here, but because it's a federal building, it is very secure! You will be very comfortable parking here as every car... More