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National Geographic Museum

1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
202-857 -7588
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Ranked #86 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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Reston, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The current exhibit at the Nat Geo museum is of a dinosaur skeleton now called Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus is larger than t-rex and was aquatic. Scary time to be in the seas.

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Saline, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Growing up with a basement of National Geographics I am always attracted to exhibits with the namesake. I was in the neighborhood. No permanent collection (how sad), little interest in the Peruvian Gold Exhibit that went with the $9 seniors priced admission but the pull of the basement . . .and I was curious about the latest big dinosaur find... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was very excited to go to the National geographic museum. I guess I thought they would have their beautiful photos on the wall and some description about who, how, where and why it was taken. I paid $20 ($11 adult, $9 student) to see a small exhibit on Peruvian Gold and an almost good exhibit about a dinosaur. Of... More

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chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum has the potential to be amazing! I love Nat Geo magazine and when I saw they had a museum here I thought it must be awesome so my husband I decided to go. There is one exhibit, as well as photos and some info about the Mars rover projects. Totally not worth the money to get in and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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815 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I found the museum terribly disappointing. I am a huge fan of NG photos and pieces and so thought that there would be spetacular photos of some place far away. There were a few non special pics and actually very few. The area of the museum seemed to not be fully utilized. There was an exhibit that you had to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Whenever I'm in DC, the one place I always visit is Nat Geo. their exhibits are always fascinating and extremely well done, a mix of science, culture and art.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The national geographic museum has two main exhibits: one currently on peruvian gold and one on nat. geo. itself. The museum is really well put together, as you would expect. This is most suitable for adults: kids less so.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Most museums are free in DC. I do not have a problem paying for a museum but offer something for the price. They claim to have two photo exhibits. Great - NG photos! Wrong. The first exhibit was the photos hanging in the windows you saw from the outside. The second was the collection of Mars photos in the lobby... More

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Ottawa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As a family, a trip to the National Geographic Museum was to be one of the highlights of our trip to Washington. We saved it to the last morning as it was so close to our hotel. We arrived right at opening and was told there is only one exhibit which costs $11.00 per adult and $8.00 per child. It... More

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NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was surprised how small the museum is. Lots of empty space with very little to really see. Wasn't really worth the admission price.

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