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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a great deal of time in the human origins gallery and found it so fascinating. Everyone needs this education...... we really are one human race. So much to see but we were museum hopping today.

Thank juiceplus04
Reviewed yesterday

Whenever I am taking someone around D.C. this museum is on the top of my list. I think there is truly something for everyone to see here. I tend to try to come when everyone else is at work/school so that I don't have to...More

Thank Moniquetravels2much
Reviewed yesterday

Visited this museum on a prior visit, but went again to kill some time on way to National Archives. There were a lot of new displays and even the old ones are just awesome to look at. I had taken a picture of my son...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Smithsonian Museum has some rather ho-hum displays, such as the stuffed animals and butterflies. However, the gem display is absolutely fantastic. The crowning jewel (no pun intended) is, of course, the Hope Diamond, which is stunning.

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife & I toured this museum its layout does not flow nice like the one in NYC. There is plenty to see not much interactive the best part is the gems and minerals sections and of course the Hope Diamond. Maybe a guided tour...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hubby and I visited the museum, mainly because we wanted to see "Lucy", and were taken by just how big the museum is. The gems and minerals exhibit included not just the stunning Hope Diamond, but meteorites, moon rocks and more. My favourite was the...More

Thank nielsensmith
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this museum and the National Museum of American History which is much better. If you have been to the Museum of Natural History in New York, this kinda pales in comparison. Although we enjoyed the gems and mineral exhibit which featured the...More

Thank Erm106
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very wonderful museum, though not a ton of interactive exhibits. Love that it's free, and wish I had kids to experience it with me. Still a must see.

Thank aross3093
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The mammals section really is fantastic! The ocean section is not bad. The human evolution section, take it or leave it. It goes against my believes.

Thank timdB900ML
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seriously you need all day to look and read all the exhibits. This place is massive! Staff was friendly even those working the metal detectors at the doors. You can bring a backpack in but no bottled water! They will search all bags, and make...More

Thank EFW2014
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clemmy33
29 July 2017|
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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.
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MJ1919
17 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
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RLloyd992
12 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
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