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National Geographic Museum: Tours & Tickets

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1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting and informative. I was sorry I couldn’t do the tomb of Nefertari because of motion sickness.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While there are many famous museums in DC, this one is also worth a quick visit. When we visited, there was a special exhibit on Queens of Egypt, which was wonderful. Best part- you can do this one in 1.5 hrs.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Nitin K
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

Saw the Queens of Egypt exhibition. If this is the quality of exhibition they can put on then no doubt it will be worth going whatever the subject. I’ve seen several museum exhibits of ancient Egypt and TV documentaries but never anything so well constructed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

This is a wonderful museum. The Staff were welcoming and very helpful, the venues were well set up and the facility was well maintained and so clean! We went specifically to see the Queens of Egypt exhibit, and it was exceptional. Intimate and well designed,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Last year's visit included an immersive 3-D experience that helped me to discover the galvanizing history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre located in Jerusalem. As I continue to learn that the environment is constantly changing, human conflict and commercial development are just a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

This was the most amazing exhibit I’ve ever seen. The 3D projection of the Queen Nefertari’s grave, the lovely perfume, cosmetic containers and details of ancient Egyptian life were all riveting

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

We were fortunate enough to be in the DC area when Nat. Geo had their Egyptian Exhibit. Since we had 3 younger children with us 8, 8, and 5., we were uncertain if it would hold their interest, It certainly did. There were interactive exhibits...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

The Wall Street Journal reviewed this stunning exhibit in February. Although a short film highlights the queens, asking the provocative question "what is a queen -- the wife of a ruler or a female king?", the show only used this as an organizing principle. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank mvidro
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

As part of our day-long celebration of our 11th wedding anniversary, we arrived promptly at the museum's morning opening and spent a delightful 2 1/2 hours taking in the special exhibit on the Queens of Egypt: lots of actual relics from the tombs of queens...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 28 August 2019

This exhibit is definitely worth the entrance fee. Even if you have been to Egypt, you won't have seen these items, since for the most part, these relics are on loan from Turin, Italy.

Date of experience: July 2019
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j f
12 April 2019|
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Response from RichardinOhio | Reviewed this property |
We were there in February and there were no metal detectors. There is security at both entrances.
Francine F
28 February 2018|
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Response from raleigh52 | Reviewed this property |
We watched the movie and then went through both exhibits, so we were there between 2 and 3 hours
4 February 2018|
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Response from 106janaj | Reviewed this property |
Buy a national geographic magazine and look at pictures, which is all you do here anyway,