Probably my favorite of the Smithsonians. Lots to see. The animals, fossils and gemstone exhibits were my favorite.
One of the main stops on our trip, we loved visiting the museum. Such a great way to compare life size to the pictures and diagrams we grew up learning about. We went through each exhibit although the Saturday mid-morning crowd made some difficult to navigate.
From incredible dinosaurs to staggering gems, the museum is definitely a great place to stop for a few hours. If you have children, this may be their favorite with massive shark jaws, a giant squid and more. Not to mention, free is a good price...Smithsonians being free makes DC a great place to be a tourist.
This is the best museum I have ever been. I'm not a big fan of traveling museum. It's kind of boring thing for me. But everything are well-organized here! I feel excited all 90 minutes I visited here. This is super cool and a MUST see in DC.
We always go to Air & Space Museum every time we go to DC with my kids who are now 13 & 12 since they were 6 & 5. We all still love it and we are never bored. They change up some things but even if it was the same exhibit, we never tire looking, browsing, touching, and exploring... More
I think this is one of the best museums in DC. Quick tour: Sant Hall tells you everything about the oceans and the creatures who live there. Dinosaur and gems and mineral exhibits the best I've seen anywhere. Don't miss the section with skeletons from all animal families, from insects to giraffes. If the exhibit Written in Bone is still... More
This is a must see museum for any age. Children will especially love this very well done natural history museum. Make sure you take them to have their pre-historic face done (and e-mailed to you) back with the pre-historic and dinosaur exhibits. The whale in the center as you enter is awe inspiring. The butterfly exhibit is very well done... More
Many of the exhibits in this museum were truly breathtaking and the detail that was put into the displays was impressive. There was a lot of people on the day I visited but the space is so expansive when you get inside it truly boggles the mind.
As we had limited time in DC, we made a decision to visit the Museum of Natural History rather than the American History Museum. And I think our decision was justified, what an amazing place. The variety of animal displays was excellent with vast amounts of detail on various species and habitats. The Dinosaur exhibits were brilliant, ranging from the... More
It's what you expect a museum to be, old and dusty. Seriously. I visited the mineral gallery while there and was dismayed to see quite a number of mineral specimens coated with dust, dirt and even human hair. Looking up at the translucent lighting panels above them, one could see the displays haven't been cleaned in a long time. As... More
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