Every Smithsonian is just as amazing as the last one. Each stop takes hours to view all the exhibits. I highly recommend all of them. They are all free too. Very family friendly locations for any family trip.
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The actual Smithsonian Museums don't open until 10:00, so this is a nice place to visit if you're in the area before the museums open. It's a beautiful building, and has some cool artifacts. If you don't get to it, don't fret. It's nothing to...More
The illegitimate aristocrat who donated the money had never ever set foot in the States. What’s that all about! The visitor centre helps you plan your week. It will take that to do all the museums justice. Do them in winter.
We saw some things we never expected to see. Displays change from time to time and the building is nicely laid out. Just remember, this is one of ten Smithsonian building. & more in DC and 2 in New York. All free so see them...More
This is a beautiful building. If you're walking to the different memorials and towards the museums, it's a nice place to stop and rest. There is a ridiculously priced snack bar ($7 for two 12 ounce bottles of water) if you're hungry or thirsty.
Unless your taking the tour expect to be underwhelmed. It has a small exhibit room where every smithsonian has a small display case up. It opens a half hour before the other smithsonian so if your not taking the tour I would recommend going there...More
There are so many Smithsonian museums so the sensible approach is to organise your interests and priorities with some expert advice. Very centrally located so easy to do this before wandering around aimlessly.
We enjoy visiting the museums on the National Mall, and this was the first time we visited the Smithsonian Institution Building. It’s mostly a visitor center now, but there is a good-sized section on the history behind the Smithsonian Museums. The architecture and exhibits are...More
Great starting point to explore the various sites. Good display to wet your interest. Friendly and very helpful staff.