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“Environmentally conscious”

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Fee: No
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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gmtlf
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PinaT520
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oceanjules
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carmenm382
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