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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The museum has something for everyone. It's a good place to take the family kids of all ages can find something that will Peak their interest. There is also a Restaurant /Cafe in the museum so it's easy to accommodate a day's outing in one...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

There are some interesting exhibits in the museum but it felt a bit limited in what it had to show. This could be because I am used to the Natural History Museum in London that is vast but a quick walk round was all we...More

1  Thank MichaelVisits
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This museum has such an impressive hoard of artifacts, it completely blew me away! I spent an entire day here exploring all the different displays! Completely in awe about our gorgeous planet and what it has produced. I will most definitely return to this museum...More

1  Thank cozhaines
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was our first museum with kids in 3rd and 8th grade. Perfect for both ages. Highlights are the gems, dinosaur fossils, ocean exhibits, mammals, bones of every animal you can think of and insects. The Hope Diamond is also house here. Fun to see...More

Thank SanibelMomof3
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This museum is so much fun. We got there early and there were people already waiting to get in. The museum has sections for each exhibit like the Egyptian/mummy, origins and the evolution of humans, and skeletons of all different animals. The one display that...More

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been here a few times over the past 40 years, as a teenager, with my own teenagers and solo. Some exhibits have not changed but there are always new ones. There is so much to see. This trip I went for the mummies...More

Thank jegnm
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to visit. There s so much information to see and digest. Ranging from under ocean and underground to gems n minerals and dinosaurs this place is a must see

Thank Mahita B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There's impressive collection in the museum. The insect section creeps me out a bit. It's huge and could take some time to see all. Probably better for kids in school.

Thank Meeyoru
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Turned out to be no where near enough to begin to do justice to this place. Could easily spend a day here to soak up all it had to offer. We planned to work top down and got stuck in the 'gems' display with the...More

Thank CHD6265
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum. We only managed the IMAX cinema Dinosaur film $8 each. The sea section and the National Jewel Collection. Had a good coffee at the Peets coffee cart. I wish we had more time to finish the collection

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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.
17 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
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