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Smithsonian Institution Naturalist Center - CLOSED

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Finally made it here!

Although this gem is only open to the public once weekend per year, two days and five (5) hours... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2012
MASTERPC
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Mercer Island, Washington
Hidden Science Adventure

I was impressed. With my teenage niece visting, I was looking for something different and... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2012
Navigator556
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We loved this place when we homeschooled our son. The docents are incredible, and the collection is world class. I think it is no longer in Leesburg, however. My understanding is that it has moved back to the mall in DC>

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

It's been closed for three years! Who has the responsibility to remove this? If we were not with residents, we may have visited.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank sandye925
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Due to budget cuts the Naturalist center in Leesburg is no longed open. I am not sure where the other reviewers visited but the Smithsonian Naturalist center has been closed for over a year

8  Thank ilovetotravel15622
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Although this gem is only open to the public once weekend per year, two days and five (5) hours each day, the wait is worth it here. Very informative with a few rare animals to see as well (Red Panda, maned wolves and more). Yes,...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank MASTERPC
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I was impressed. With my teenage niece visting, I was looking for something different and educational to do. This fit the bill. Bugs, beast replicas and jars of stuff were well presented and explained by the staff here. A nicely spent afternoon that my niece...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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