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Marian Koshland Science Museum - CLOSED

525 E Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Off the main mall, but a great little museum

If you like science, this is a fun little museum. There is a $5 cost to get in. Several hands on... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
S W
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Fort Worth, Texas
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I don't know that I would say museum but certainly has value

I wouldn't call this a museum but rather an interactive science play place. I really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Zantar
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Columbia, South Carolina
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The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located two blocks from two Metro stations: Gallery Pl-Chinatown and Judiciary Square. Please note that last admission is at 5pm and we do not accept cash.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
Oct 15, 2017
“Nice relaxed pace with interesting exhibits”
Oct 24, 2017
“I wanted to enjoy this more than I did”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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525 E Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

If you like science, this is a fun little museum. There is a $5 cost to get in. Several hands on activities and the brain/memory station was well done. Ecosystem, life and natural disaster elements were all interesting. I would say 10 and up age...More

2  Thank S W
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

I wouldn't call this a museum but rather an interactive science play place. I really enjoyed the educational aspect of the displays. I watched videos, exerted some effort to make energy, but found a lot of the activities not intuitive. There are definitely learning moments...More

1  Thank Zantar
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon here. My 13 year old daughter loved it. It's a small museum with 3 exibits only but a few activities and games available. The fee is $5 for adult and $3 for student. We had...More

2  Thank Reneta B
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Reviewed December 12, 2015

My brother and I popped in here on the off chance as we were walking past. It is very small, but the exhibits are mainly electronic and interactive. Not so much reading to be done which I really like. The lady working there on reception...More

2  Thank 04housemat
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Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Our family went to this museum and really enjoyed it's exhibits. The museum is smaller, and a lot of the exhibits are electronic based, but we had a great time. Also, at the front of the museum, there are fun games with directions.

2  Thank Yazli
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Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Found this place by accident whilst looking for a coffee shop. It was very interesting with informative and educational displays. The volunteers are hugely enthusiastic and knowledgable but I think they are largely from the scientific fraternity so you would expect this. Would be a...More

3  Thank Banger1979
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Reviewed November 16, 2014

In a city filled with great museums, the best of which are free, this is a wonderful, low key science museum that seems great for kids. There is a fee, $7 for adults, $4 for kids which seems reasonable for what you get. The museum...More

5  Thank laser20814
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Read about this museum on tripadvisor so my 15yr old granddaughter wanted to check it out. It isn't a big museum and about an hour or so will be enough. She especially enjoyed the simulated driving while texting exhibit. Several interactive exhibits for those who...More

5  Thank opelikatravels
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our second visit to Koshland was today. The technology used in the museum is great and the subjects are interesting. The space is small but the information is dense. Definitely worth a trip.

2  Thank innerbum1
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a relatively small, but fairly sophisticated science museum. There are many interactive exhibits covering the environment, biology, energy, etc. It is suitable for adults and children over ten. It's not for young children. There was an interesting volunteer who asked us to estimate...More

6  Thank ThMoC
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