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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have seen one natural history museum you have seen the all. Nothing spectacular. We should have went to other Smithsonian 's instead of this one...

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The National Museum of Natural History is most definitely a must see place when visiting DC :). The exhibits are super educational, very informative, and quite amazing ... the gem collection, the ocean room, and the human origin halls were our favorite. Be sure to...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in many of then (london, NYC etc) but this one is just the best. They don't have only reproductions but also real things. Very beautiful and interesting made, plan many hours or maybe a day for it!

Thank Leonidastra86
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the Smithsonian museums are free, this makes them a great place to visit for everyone. However, I'm not sure whether it's because I've been spoiled with London's Natural History Museum, or whether we'd been to the National Air and Space Museum (which is AMAZING)...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always enjoy stopping here at their Gift Shop for special Christmas gifts. Have found many gifts for the holiday season.

Thank Enjoy2travel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty to see and do. Strong messages about climate change, the environment, and life on earth. We stopped at the coral reef exhibit with live coral and fish. A volunteer was so knowledgable and a great communicator. We learned quite a bit from him and...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We revisited for a pleasant uncrowded afternoon. Apparently the perfect time to hit this joint is friday afternoon...empty. Awesome displays.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always go straight up to see the Hope Diamond and other gems and minerals first. The day were there wasn’t too crowded although there will always be school children. Security can take a while but it wasn’t too bad. We focused on the dinosaurs...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Free to enter and not so large, so that it's easy to navigate around and see everything. Impressive exhibits and interactive stuff.

Thank AGE11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

1st time here and I must say we enjoyed all that we were able to see during the time frame of our visit. There is so much to see that 2 days is a must. Museum is well maintained with friendly knowledgeable staff. We will...More

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July 29, 2017|
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Response from Got2BeTru | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the museum directly for their suggestions. Parking is at a premium around that area.
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
July 12, 2017|
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Response from HenryLabs10 | Reviewed this property |
The Ronald Reagan international building is literally steps away from the Smithsonian. It cost $15 to park here, but because it's a federal building, it is very secure! You will be very comfortable parking here as every car... More