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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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Special exhibits were great

We stopped in at this museum when in Washington and loved the Monster Fish and the Indiana Jones exhibits. Wish we had re-wathced all the movies before we visited!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at this museum when in Washington and loved the Monster Fish and the Indiana Jones exhibits. Wish we had re-wathced all the movies before we visited!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've been a big Indy fan since Raiders first came out. So there was no way I was missing this exhibit. What I loved about it was not only the audio tour about the various artifacts from the four Indy films, but also the (dare I say it?) real archaeology exhibits as well from historic and current digs. Gives a... More 

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The National Geographic Museum is located just a few blocks from The White House (not far from Farragut North Metro) and is currently showing River Monsters and Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. We decided on arrival to visit River Monsters first as we didn't really know or realise how much was in the Indiana Jones exhibition...possibly the wrong... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The visit is worth your time.The exhibits are informative and accessible to any age group. The price of admission is not that costly.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love national geographic magazine so really was looking forward to this ..thought there would be tons of great exhibits and lots of photos..but just two exhibits which were good but expected more.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

$15.00 bucks get you in 2 exhibitions River monsters witchis no more than watching TV shows and seeing fiberglass reproductions of big fishes. Indiana Jones exibit, well pretty nice to see the reproductions of the customs but they are not the real ones. On Most of the exhibit you have to hold a tablet or the exhibit is on the... More 

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Oakton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are in DC and looking for a very fun exhibit to visit, I highly recommend this one. I recently took my three grandchildren ages, 14, 11, and 8. They ALL loved this exhibit. It has many clips from the Indiana Jones movies but it has so much more regarding archaeological findings. Please allow 3 hours. We were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They filmed silk puppets writhing on a sound stage because animation didn't look authentic. That's one of the things I learned from the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibit at National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. It's there until January. You go through with an iPad that gives you background info on the movie and on real archaeology.... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have come here a few times and have always enjoyed it. The current exhibitions are both very well done. First the "Monster Fish" exhibit about large aquatic creatures found around the world -- very interesting, and 4 stars by itself. Indiana Jones is a 5-star exhibit. Lots of good info about the archaeological items in the movies, what was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Indiana Jones and Monsterfish exhibits are kid friendly and appeal to adults.Perfect combination of pop culture and a true educational experience. Well laid out and accessible. Descriptions and interactive kiosks are fascinating.

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