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National Geographic Museum

1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
+1 202-857-7588
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1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
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+1 202-857-7588
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

National Geographic has extraordinary access to images and videos from around the world, but their museum leaves a lot to be desired. The photo exhibit gave an excellent overview of the time and patience it takes to get high quality images for the magazine. The...More

Thank Jonah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We encourage everyone to take the time to go to the Tomb of Christ exhibit at the Nat Geo Museum. We have been to the Holy Land twice - once before the restoration and once after, so we've got a bit of personal experience with...More

1  Thank cubgirl65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason we were visiting the Nat Geo museum was because we had tickets for a book tour event. We paid for the tickets ($25 each), which did not include admission to the museum. Since museum admission wasn't included and we had arrived early for...More

Thank VaAlleyCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a big fan of Nat Geo and have even traveled with them to Antarctica last year. On a rainy Sunday, I felt it would be a good investment of a 90 minute drive to visit their museum. I was very mistaken. There are...More

1  Thank Shonn M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Although the photography on display in this museum is fantastic, there really isn’t much of it to see. The price to enter was $15 for adults and $12 for students, which we felt was excessive given the limited display. We had budgeted 2-3 hours but...More

1  Thank dangerFlorida
Reviewed 15 October 2017

WE went but it only took about 30 minutes and there were only pictures and videos. Very disappointed as we like the magazine

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Granted 1/3 of the museum was closed to prepare for a new exhibit, but what was there was not worth paying for, The big shark exhibit was mostly pictures with captions that looked like they were from the magazine itself. In order to create the...More

Thank 3JJulia
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The web site says it is open, but it is not. The is a 60 ft hallway of some featured magazines, but mostly bios of the photographers. What a wasted trip and parking. The fellow at reception sputtered that they were a not for profit...More

Thank Lavieenrose52
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place was a total waste of money. We paid $45 for 3 adults, and 1 child under 3, and this place should have been $5 a person. The shark exhibit was a photo art exhibit, but cool. The second exhibit, or so called exhibit,...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe I just didn't do enough research when planning this visit because I expected a lot more than I saw. I went when the shark exhibit was open, I finished in roughly 25 minutes but stuck around just so I felt like I got my...More

Thank Corey J
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26 September 2017|
Response from CTaaB | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum last month. The special exhibit was on sharks; we found that fascinating. The permanent exhibit in the other building was a historic took at the Natl. Geographic's work, photos, equipment over the... More
Alison T
9 September 2016|
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary, but it's advisable.
23 July 2015|
Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
You will have a difficult time parking (there's none on site, as it's situated in a busy downtown area & not some suburban campus with ample space for parking). You're better much off walking from your hotel or taking a... More