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National Geographic Museum

1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
+1 202-857-7588
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1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
Dupont Circle
+1 202-857-7588
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WE went but it only took about 30 minutes and there were only pictures and videos. Very disappointed as we like the magazine

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Granted 1/3 of the museum was closed to prepare for a new exhibit, but what was there was not worth paying for, The big shark exhibit was mostly pictures with captions that looked like they were from the magazine itself. In order to create the...More

Thank 3JJulia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The web site says it is open, but it is not. The is a 60 ft hallway of some featured magazines, but mostly bios of the photographers. What a wasted trip and parking. The fellow at reception sputtered that they were a not for profit...More

Thank Lavieenrose52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a total waste of money. We paid $45 for 3 adults, and 1 child under 3, and this place should have been $5 a person. The shark exhibit was a photo art exhibit, but cool. The second exhibit, or so called exhibit,...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I just didn't do enough research when planning this visit because I expected a lot more than I saw. I went when the shark exhibit was open, I finished in roughly 25 minutes but stuck around just so I felt like I got my...More

Thank Corey J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a business trip to Washington DC and wanted to visit somewhere I had not been before. I have been to the memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the White House. The National Geographic museum was a few...More

Thank Shawn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Note: The Earth Explorers exhibit ended today. I took our two young sons (under 3rd grade) to the Earth Explorers and Sharks exhibits last Tuesday for a homeschool field trip. Earth Explorers: The museum was nearly empty so the boys were able to play at...More

Thank Acts17_24-27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the National Geographic Museum this weekend. The shark and explorer exhibits were very well done. Be advised, this is a small museum, and it is expensive to visit (particularly in DC where the Smithsonians are free). But the exhibits were excellent. The shark one...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Nat Geo organizers: If your plan for establishing this floor which you call it a museum to support the Nat Geo scientists, I will be more than happy to give you 30 not just 15, but first you have to be honest and say "this...More

3  Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We are big fans of National Geographic and saved our visit to the last day of our two week holiday to the States. Oops, what a mistake. 15 dollars each and we saw big pictures of sharks ( very good pictures it has to be...More

1  Thank John Campbell H
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27 September 2017|
Response from CTaaB | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum last month. The special exhibit was on sharks; we found that fascinating. The permanent exhibit in the other building was a historic took at the Natl. Geographic's work, photos, equipment over the... More
Alison T
9 September 2016|
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary, but it's advisable.
23 July 2015|
Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
You will have a difficult time parking (there's none on site, as it's situated in a busy downtown area & not some suburban campus with ample space for parking). You're better much off walking from your hotel or taking a... More