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Private Guided Tour: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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    Stop At: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560

    Your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth’s surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you’ll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks. By the end, you’ll understand why so many people come to visit the 126.5 million artefacts housed at the National Museum of Natural History.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., 600 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560

    The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the city’s most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is about a 2 hour tour. The museums are huge. The tour guide is giving you the highlights of the most popular areas and giving you information that isn't available on the small placards. Inside stories of how they got the artifacts and how...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank kesinclair
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Meghan was very well versed in all that she presented. She didn't overstate her knowledge if it wasn't something she knew. Her enthusiam is such an asset! Loving what she does for a living comes through loud and clear. What a blessing!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank BRIDGET B
    Reviewed June 30, 2019

    I am an American father with a Thai son visiting DC for the first time. Multiple tours purchased while in Bangkok. Somehow we were blessed with Meghan for this tour and the Air/SpaceMuseum. My son connected with her, listening to every word of her descriptions....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Lakchanok1
    Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

    Donna was a wonderful tour guide! This tour is designed to give you a high level overview of the museum then you can go back and spend more time in the areas you are most interested in. Our group was the perfect size of 4....More

    1  Thank Hollie69
    Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

    Amanda from Babylon Tours was absolutely charming and full of information as she guided our small group through the massive museum. She got us to the more popular areas that I probably would have overlooked if I had been on my own. I would highly...More

    Thank drkawarren
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    June 20, 2019|
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    Response from drkawarren | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it does
    Geoff B
    May 1, 2019|
    Response from Hollie69 | Reviewed this property |
    No it does not.
    March 10, 2019|
    Response from Hollie69 | Reviewed this property |
    No you can’t. The first tour of the day is the quickest entey
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