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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This review is for the portrait gallery
Get there early before the crowds arrive There are 2 inner courtyards which are quite pleasant There is a inter war American section worth seeing Located across from the Metro

Thank Tempusfugit2015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Washington for a long weekend, and we were eager to see the famous Smithsonian museums. As we have traveled and visited a lot of museums in different countries, I couldn't wait for visiting this museum. Well, because there is no admission fee, I only wasted my time.
If you have kids, it is the perfect place. However, if you are not ignorant, you won't like it.

The only worth seeing exposition was about the gemstones and their origins. I have to admit that was beautiful. For this reason, I give only two circles for this place.

Thank zenoOttawa_ON
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is beautiful.. very well laid out and has a commanding architectural facade.. the displays were great and my daughter still talks about the Egyptian Mummy and the Trex bones..

Thank garychopel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From dioramas of animals in Africa and North America, to the Oceans, to the formation of the earth and plate tectonics, to the development of early man, this Museum has tons to offer. We went twice, with our focus on the entire display of the Origins of Early Man, with complete facial reconstructions of about ten of our early ancestors. This was awesome to see in person after reading and seeing it in many books. Also, there is a fantastic display of gems and semi-precious stones and their formation, including the Hope Diamond. Not to be missed! Two hours is a good start, but we went twice and spent at least 2 hours each time.

Thank george p
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You really wonder how much time you need to explore this amazing museum. Truly worth a visit. And worth spending long hours.

Thank DipuKV
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small for the setting but high quality exhibits and with many environmentally conscious statements that speak well for our species in spite of the current administration.

Thank gmtlf
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured the museum and even watched the "spider feeding" which was instructive. The museum has a huge collection of mammals, whether American or from other continents. The polar and African sections are spectacular.

The temporary exhibit about nature photos was simply stunning. The winners deserve their awards.

The sea monsters exhibit was also very instructive as was the dinosaurs section.

This museums covers a lot of topics and is well done for either grown-ups or kids.

Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are into museums and have not been to NYC you must go see the exhibits. My favorite part is the diseases.

Thank PinaT520
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even having been here once before it is always a pleasure to see new things. There is a lot to see here so take your time and enjoy the Hope Diamond and all the jewels!!

Thank oceanjules
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our favorite smithsonian. Both kids and grownups will love it. The whale is the coolest. Parking stinks. Go early.

Thank carmenm382
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