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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 yesterday

You will walk your toosh off through all of these museums- biggest tip, use the lockers- usually near the bathrooms at the entrance. It's a quarter and you get it back when you're done. I was there in April~ chilly weather- and I was carrying...More

Thank Crystal O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alright first off entry to this place is free! Right from primal eras to art, photography, space, aquatic, wildlife you name it this Museum has it!! It’s quite a long walk and if your are a knowledge seeking junky, this is the place for you....More

Thank Jansher B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am in awe of this museum. I love walking around and looking at all the animals. This is my comfort place.

Thank MaSam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I liked this museum but not as much as I liked the one innNew York. It was very crowded with lots of young kids.

Thank Marina R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been to many natural history museums, this was remarkably disappointing, as I learned nothing new. If you're looking for a destination for a field trip, I guess this will work, but if you've ever been to another natural history museum, scratch "being edified" off...More

Thank JohnGIV
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a slight disappointment. There was only a few dinosaurs and 1 mummy. The Hope Diamond was neat, but just a big rock. Overall, I would only visit here if you had a few hours to burn, but don't put it at the top...More

Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum several years ago and found it to be on the tired side, with yellowing, somewhat dusty displays. So much has changed since then! All of the exhibits seem to be updated to allow for different flow of visitors and have modernized...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh how I love this place! The collections have been renovated and updated from the last time visit...far more engaging and educational. There is something for everyone...interested in ecology, like big precious stones, fascinated by natural selection? It's truly a museum for everyone.

Thank ccMD2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have seen one natural history museum you have seen the all. Nothing spectacular. We should have went to other Smithsonian 's instead of this one...

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Museum of Natural History is most definitely a must see place when visiting DC :). The exhibits are super educational, very informative, and quite amazing ... the gem collection, the ocean room, and the human origin halls were our favorite. Be sure to...More

Thank G C
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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