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National Geographic Museum

Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
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National Geographical

I love National Geographic and all of their exceptional photos. You see them on display at the museum. I must say that I was expecting more, it is was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love National Geographic and all of their exceptional photos. You see them on display at the museum. I must say that I was expecting more, it is was good to see.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love NatGeo. and always will, but this paying "museum" is not worth it. Anything and everything they have can be seen from the comfort of your home with better quality.

1 Thank EdgarJLR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With there being so many monuments, museums, etc to explore in DC, I actually didn't have time to visit any art galleries. But I don't feel like I missed out thanks to Nat Geo's stunning and powerful photography exhibition of their most popular Instagram pictures. It almost made me want to join Instagram again just to follow them! The gift... More 

Thank GlasgowChocaholic
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photos and exhibits are fantastic. The quality of photographs are awesome. It is worth to spend half day after going thru the details written about each photographs.

Thank Ramesh61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"Museum" just had 3 exhibits with pictures. Picture exhibits weren't bad, but seriously? You call this office lobby a museum? 0 stars! Not worth $15 tickets.

1 Thank Ravib2004
Casablanca, Morocco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the chance to visit In september and there was an expo: the greeks that tells the story of ancient people thanks to artifacts and videos

Thank Saad A
Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the NatGeo Instagram exhibition. I only paid $12 for entry because I subscribe to National Geographic History magazine. You get a $3 discount when you're a subscriber. The photos were phenomenal! Very diverse subjects. Another exhibit was FotoWeek Central exhibition (again fantastic photos!) and then a little exhibition on the drought in California. Another reviewer found it... More 

Thank Pomerols
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon and found the photos, exhibits and equipment to be of exceptional quality. Excited to see the Panda experience but unfortunately advised that they had finished for the day. This made for a rather short visit to the museum.

1 Thank Terence P
Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was super excited to see this museum until I got there. I was expecting to see NG's most famous images, artifacts from expeditions, and exhibits telling the history of the magazine and their photographers. Instead, all they had were a few exhibits using lesser known images. The exhibit on California's drought that was a total bore. Come on NG... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

All the Galleries were being refreshed except the Gift shop. This was some persons poor planning. The sad state of a museum is when there is nothing to see.

1 Thank rogersober

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