With National Geographic having the big reputation they have, I expected so much more. I think most people spend the first couple of days touring the bigger than life Smithsonian museums, like I did, then venture to see the National Geographic museum and probably end up disappointed.
Firstly, we were there on a Thursday, and the 2 films they have don't even play during the weekdays, only on weekends. There are paid displays of pirates you can go to, but as we're not interested pirates or had kids with us, that didn't appeal. Secondly, all they really had was a nice, but rather small, display of 2012 photos that didn't make it into their magazine - hmmm... rejected photos :) That was actually OK, but not worth walking all the way from the National Mall to there just to see a few photos.
Sorry, my recommendation is to not bother going.
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