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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

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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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
Thank AAS
Reviewed 2 days ago

The breadth of the collection as well as the manner in which they are displayed is simply mind boggling. You can spend the entire day in this building. Brilliant

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sugato01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing. My only disappointments were not going into the live butterfly exhibit because of the long lines & that it had little in regards to primate exhibits. But overall, I enjoyed all the exhibits and took more than 500 pics. I will...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Zdor17602
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed it. Lots to see. We were riding sit down scooters and had no problems. Easy to navigate round. Beware there are long distances between museums even though map makes it look like right next door. Museums are HUGE.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank casper684
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is soooo much to see here and it all comes together nicely in a variety of ways! It can get crowded but be patient and take advantage of wonderful exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dpotter57
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In my opinion what made this museum was the insect exhibit. This is the only museum that I have ever been to that has live insects. I actually held a cockroach!!! Very cool, make time for this place!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Firemedic26
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

By far my favorite museum in Washington DC. I could have spent all day there and not have covered the entire museum. A definite must for anyone in the DC area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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michellety31
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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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It's free. Don't miss the Hope Diamond!
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Response from Chang- G | Reviewed this property |
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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