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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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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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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'd have to say out of the Museum's I visited this one was the most busy. So much so that I didn't enjoy my time there. It was crowded the visitors were rude and it was hard to see the exhibits. it would be nice...More

Thank Nkelln
Reviewed yesterday

Full with many Paintings & Scluptures distributed along 2 floors & filtering due its types. You can arrive close this location (or all other attractions) using CIRCULAR Bus (6 Routes) = 1$ /Ride (You can transfere free within 2hrs. if buy a Smart Card =...More

Thank Hussam S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent museum with accessible information and a range of exhibits. A huge highlight was the Butterfly Pavilion on the second floor, where you can pay about $7 to go through an enclosed pavilion with live butterflies. It was amazing and definitely worth it. The...More

Thank lbran3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of people around today with various festivals on the grass area - celebrating the Columbus Day weekend. This is the area where all of the Smithsonian Museum’s are located. BTW - Smithsonian was this very rich fellow (born Paris; educated London) that left his...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 2 days ago

They need another building or another floor to show it all, we only had a little time to spare to see mainly the Michael Keaton Batmobile which was so worth it, the outside of the building is stunning, well worth a visit but you need...More

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whle in Washington you have to visit this museum. It can become quiet crowded.but its worth it. The exhibits are great.

Thank German A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow so much to see and so little time. Every museum that we went to took lots of time because of all the information and displays. Well worth going through top to bottom if you have the time.

Thank Geniece T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to discover ... with you children I highly recommend the kids room! Tons to discover and really hands on with nice volunteers. We spent hours there

Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has excellent exhibits. But they have gone overboard on the subject of evolution. Almost every exhibit has some reference to evolution. Even in their videos they use the term "believe" when presenting as absolute fact all the propaganda. And yet there are holes...More

Thank texpal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exciting. Sobering. Frustrating. Emotional. But so glad the African and African American story is finally being told. #history #ourcollectivestory Too much to do in one day. Could be there a week. Will definitely be back.

Thank Monic H
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21 July 2018|
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Response from oldkmom | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, probably about 10 min for the average person. None of them are very far away from each other Also, if you want to go to the African American Museum, they release “tickets” every morning and they go quickly!! Same... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
Backpacks are inspected, so keep the contents simple. No food or drinks allowed except water. Eat before you go, because the food courts are very, very expensive. Big lines form because of the delays in the inspecting, so... More
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Response from Pedro S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t say 100% but I think I did see them. There is just so much to see......