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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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For adult museum lovers AND Indiana Jones Fans only

Pros: -Indiana Jones exhibit definitely made it worth it, otherwise no -they showcase the movie props; the arc, the holy grail, the crystal skull, etc -everyone gets a tablet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Fenton, Missouri, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don't bother! I expected ALOT more for a paid museum. I like National Geographic magazine. When I was there it was Indiana Jones and another about fish. I thought those would be the 'extras" like at the Science Center but that was all there was. If I wanted to see the Indiana Jones movie clips I could have watched the... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for the Indiana Jones exhibit. It was advertised as a deeper look into what archeology really is and how the film tries to portray it. In reality it was just a continuous commercial exhibit about Indiana Jones. I wouldnt waste your time or money on this when there are so many other amazing museums in this wonderful... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What an awful museum, especially for us to have to pay to get into it compared to all of the huge, beautiful, free Smithsonian museums. I regret wasting my money! The cashier at the front was nice. The fish exhibit was okay, but a quick walk through of reading and playing around on some cool interactive exhibits. Yet, there's only... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was the only museum with an admission fee that we took in during our 4 days in DC and wish we hadn't bothered, so many other amazing (and free) choices. It's a bit out of the way and a huge disappointment. We weren't welcomed, in fact we seemed to be bothering the woman we were trying to pay. She... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is very small. Usually, a museum built around a certain movie is not of great quality. It is what NGC-museum is. Its tiny, hugely overpriced and boring. I love museums, but this is just a huge dissapointment.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A visit to the National Geographic museum was not in our original plans but turned out to be one of the highlights of the stay in DC. The whole family were excited about the creative way of mixing fiction with reality in the Indiana Jones exhibit, and the amazing beasts that swim in the warmer rivers of the world. Excited... More 

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Ft Myers, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Actually it wasn't raining at all, but this was a hidden gem I discovered on my last visit and enjoyed it enough that I wanted to go back. If you are a fan of Indiana Jones you will LOVE this exhibit! Requirements for total enjoyment: TIME , you need a minimum of 2 hours to really enjoy this exhibit. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pros: -Indiana Jones exhibit definitely made it worth it, otherwise no -they showcase the movie props; the arc, the holy grail, the crystal skull, etc -everyone gets a tablet and headphones to play alongside clips from movies and more interactive videos about the archaeology aspects -showcases all four movies -lots of information -I would only recommend this if you like... More 

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Recommended. NatGeo plays an important role bringing a their insightful investigations of the world to to all of us. And we're fortunate to have their museum to view their creative exhibits. This exhibition presents analyses of these movies while highlighting the parallels between the making of these films and the real world issues that arise in the practice of archaeology.... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If zero stars was a possibility I would give it! This exhibition is lame! The highlight is the Raiders of the lost Ark. May be Time to update the exhibates! No adult will find this interesting. It is only useful for the air conditioning, and then is not worth the $15 admission. Was expecting much more.

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Additional Information about National Geographic Museum

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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