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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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This place is not huge like most of the Smithsonians. Current exhibits are Monster Fish and Spinosaurus. Monster Fish has a number of interactive stations, which children seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place is not huge like most of the Smithsonians. Current exhibits are Monster Fish and Spinosaurus. Monster Fish has a number of interactive stations, which children seemed to be enjoying. You may feel some of the life size fish sculptures. Younger kids were climbing on one of them. A few are not for touching. Short videos along the way... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is nothing like we thought it was going to be. If you are a senior citizen or student, the ticket price is $9, normal price is $11. They change exhibits every so often, the exhibit we seen was Spinosaurus, Lost Giant of the Cretaceous. We thought this exhibit was in addition to the museum, but no, it IS... More 

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Monterrey
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My kids loved this hotel and they are teenagers. Museum is full of explanation and exhibitions. Everything is visual and children really like it. There was a picture, food and dinosaur exhibition. I enjoyed every one.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What can I say? Geography. It is my favorite pastime and subject. Nothing like it. You should go and educate yourself.

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New York City, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I bought a voucher on Goldstar for the "Food" exhibit because we thought we would learn about what various cultures eat. Let's just say we completed the whole museum in about 30-min including the dinosaur and photocamp display. Thankfully, we did not pay much for the tickets.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was a great visit. The exhibits were small but perfect for kids. Loved the dinosaur exhibit featured in their kids magazine. It was very interactive and well done. The food exhibit was also very nice. Perfect two hour visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

As you read the reviews you will see two extremes. This is really an exhibit hall featuring three exhibits. One is the amazing pictures from the magazine. From reviewing the website, the other two change periodically. There is also a fee unlike most other museums into the area. As for our visit Feb 2015, it was perfect for my 4... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Being a member for as long as I can remember.. wouldn't think I'd ever be writing a review this bad for NG. It was the only museum we visited in DC that had a fee.. about 8 dollars.. We took our time and it only took 45 minutes to explore through. It looked like the main focus was culture of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Since the exhibits change I'm sure it can be better or worse based on whats inside at the time. I thought it was fun and informative and would actually recommend going at least once. The only drawback is that it is not free (its not expensive either). With so many free museums within walking distance it hard to give it... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What is one of the greatest attributes of this museum is that they constantly change the exhibits, so if you visit DC multiple times a year and have a few months between visits, there could be something new to see.

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