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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Fantastic displays, we had to pick our favourites otherwise we would have spent all day in there. The photo exhibition by young photographers was amazing.
Disliked - very very crowded

Thank thegizzies
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The butterfly exhibit was so well done! Loved the fishes, the whales, dinosaurs, bones, gems and minerals... There is so much to see!!

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great for any person, any time! This is one of the most interesting museums I've ever been to with rotating exhibits and the best in-house displays. There is a wing for every interest!

Thank snowfaerie11
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

A faboulous way to visit the past,present and future! The detail and presentation of the exhibits was beyond comprehension. Our grandkids loved all of it!

Thank delilah62
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

So much to see in this building. The IMAX presentation on the butterflies is worth the time. A narrative story interwoven into the migration. The 3D is so well done and not "over done." The Hope Diamond is magnificent, the Dino skeletons bigger than imagined, and we really felt like we were in A Night at the Museum. Take out a Smithsonian mam worship It is only $19 and wi this you get a quality subscription to nicer publication, discounts and other perks. Worth every cent.

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