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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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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The natural history Museum covers everything from exhibits of mammals and mummies to some unbelievable Gym and mineral specimens including the Hope diamond. It does have interactive exhibits good for children and is interesting for children of all ages.

1  Thank ga2rwayne
Reviewed 21 October 2016

After seeing the movies it was fun seeing all the sites in person. We laughted taking pictures next to" Dum Dum". Then had our picture super imposed on a T Rex. Isn't vacations supposed to be fun? This museum certainly is!

Thank donnakhf
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I was able to spend some time here before my flight home. I couldn't believe the Smithsonian Museums had free admission. The exhibits were smaller than other museums I have been to, but had some great specimens. Being able to look in on the fossil...More

Thank Mechan1984
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and informative museum there is so much to see. The Gem and the mamifere exhibition are very interesting.

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This extremely interesting and again free entrance. There is an Imax theatre but that is not free but we'll worth the cost.

Thank IrisCudd
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the air and space museum and the younger kids enjoyed. There is not so much to do here though. Mostly things to look at and few things to interact with. I wouldn't spend more than 1.5 hours

1  Thank daniellatzvi
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Just do not know where to start. Fabulous educational museum. The building itself is stunning. Marvelous exhibits. The gem section was mind blowing. What absolutely amazing diamonds. Have never seen a collection like it. A must to visit in the capitol.

1  Thank elizabeth c
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed the portrait gallery -- seeing all the Presidents was great. We also saw Portraits of Jazz and Performance artists, which was good.

1  Thank sharon110
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Let me start by saying I enjoyed the natural history museum and I will recommend it to people (especially those with children); however, I think they could use an upgrade in their exhibits. I LOVED the gem/geology section of the museum (and sadly saw it...More

Thank BNCorder
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are going to buy your tickets online for the IMAX at Natural History or Air and Space, then use promo code DDC16. It reduces the IMAX ticket price to $5 each (instead of $9). There is still the convenience fee of $1.50 per...More

2  Thank TranquilGardenMom
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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