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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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 yesterday via mobile

This is by far my favorite Smithsonian museum. It has something for everybody. You can visit the Butterfly Pavilion, the Orkin insect area, the gem and minerals gallery, Learn about he history of man, see taxidermy animals from everywhere, see an IMAX movie, visit the...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As we walked through security, we were amazed at the taxidermed elephant, Henry, that greeted us in a pose with its trunk in the air. We walked through the ocean exhibit, butterfly exhibit (there's a paid exhibit inside for a nominal fee but its free...More

Thank FLChristianMom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum but very crowded and hard to maneuver thru all the children. Would definitely recommend a visit when you are in DC

Thank WHJ1465
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love animals, and really enjoyed visiting a museum designed to teach visitors about the natural world around us. The hope diamond is always a much-desired attraction. Unexpectedly, the (temporary) narwhal exhibit was very neat! The mammal gallery and sea life gallery...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove right into the city on a Saturday afternoon and used the app Parking Panda to find a parking garage- check the garage heights if you have a big car! We had a short walk and then spent 1:45 just moving through the museum....More

Thank The_Gallagher_4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect from this museum given some of the reviews, however, I really enjoyed it! The mammals exhibition was really good, and the live butterflies were also great! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank AJW09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take your kids for a real history lesson. It is great for adults as well. As we found out you really don't need a lot of 💰 Money here in Washington DC because most of your historic places are...More

Thank 630dwaynep
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Down from Missouri, visiting my husband and we decided to venture out in D.C.. When we walked up the line was down the sidewalk, DON'T let that discourage you, it moves right along! The inside gives you lots of things to look at, something around...More

Thank Towritelove
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum with a lot of animals to check out. Mammals, Dinosaurs, fish. It is big, it is free, the animals are setup really nice. Must see when you are in town.

Thank Soverdam
Reviewed 6 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits at the museum. I love that museums are free here in Washington. This was a little get-away for myself and my husband but I am definitely going to be bringing my family back here. There are so many glorious exhibits...More

Thank SunshineGuzman
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30 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.
18 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