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National Geographic Museum

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Address: 1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: 202-857 -7588
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If you loved the Indiana Jones movies - don't miss the exhibit!

The Nat Geo Museum was not really on our radar when we made our plans for DC but we loved the Indian Jones movies AND it was close to our hotel... In all honesty, I don't feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I love Indiana Jones movies so I enjoyed the exhibit. I also liked how they made it so interactive. You have your own tablet and headsets so you can chose what section you want to listen to the details.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Honestly, there are better museums in DC and they don't charge for entry. It's OK if you are there a while but it wouldn't be the first on my list next time I go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the National Geographic Museum to see the food history exhibit. Unlike many DC museums. the Natl Geo does charge admission. I don't mind supporting museum upkeep, but Natl Geo is a small one, and I was largely underwhelmed by most of what was there. I happen to know a lot about food and didn't really learn much,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this museum very much, so many amazing things to see. Very informative and not crowed at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Nat Geo Museum was not really on our radar when we made our plans for DC but we loved the Indian Jones movies AND it was close to our hotel... In all honesty, I don't feel this is a "museum" in the strictest sense of the word - more like several temporary exhibits - in this case a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibits change, so this is not one of those "been there, done that" places. Look at there calendar and pick an exhibition that suites you - they never disappoint. The strike a good balance between apealing to adults and kids alike. Everyone in our group from grandma to the five-year old had a nice time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is very small. The price isn't awful ($10-15), but when you have so many great museums around for free, I dont think this museum is worth it. I was sadly disappointed with the Indiana Jones exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had been contemplating a photoshoot in Washington D.C. for some time but when I saw that the exhibit "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" was opening at the National Geographic Museum there, I immediately booked my flight. I purchased a ticket from the National Geographic website and was pleased to note that it was good for the entire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Saw the Monster Fish and Indiana Jones exhibits. The Monster Fish exhibit was interesting and had lots of interactive features, great for kids. The Indiana Jones exhibit came with a tablet & earphone and had movie & audio clips about the movies as well as exhibits and audio clips about other archeological digs. It seemed by the midway point, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

this is a museum that you pay to enter, and it is pretty small (one level), but if you enjoy Indiana Jones movies--check out their current exhibit! and DO take the free (with paid admission) audio tour--lots of "artifacts" used in the movies, behind the scenes moments, real vs fantasy artifacts, and a very detailed exhibit with relics from antiquity... More 

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Additional Information about National Geographic Museum

Address: Address: 1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: 202-857 -7588
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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