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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

I love the Smithsonian and it was awesome... and no one can argue with the price (free)... but I wasn't following the website or anything and just went for the fun of it, mainly eager to see the dinosaur fossils - and that was my...More

Thank BenHubb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have seen the movie you will want to see this Complete with 4 IMAX movies to choose from interactive experiences and in summer you can even sleep in the museum on specified nights .... it's just a beautiful museum

Thank darlynec2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum of natural history was somewhat disappointing to me. It was not what I was expecting and had much less focus on animals and recorded history. Many of the exhibits focused on the evolutionary relationship of species.

Thank CottonDad
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here as our first Smithsonian we visited and got here about an hour after it opened and was done around 3:00pm. There is alot to see but is doable to see everything in one day. Did I read every plaque in the museum...More

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was amazing. There is so much to see you can spend all day exploring. It almost felt overwhelming because of the amount of things they have . It's great for families with kids specially if they love animals.

Thank Deeyus08
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not what we expected, more human history than expected but definitely worth a quick visit. The butterflies were amazing and the gem just fascinating.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Museum was much larger than I expected and it had a huge variety of exhibits from prehistoric to present day with outstanding life size figures representing thousands of different creatures of this planet from past and present, make sure you allow yourself at least...More

Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I expected this to be like the natural science museum in N.Y., but it was underwhelming in my opinion. Highlight was the hope diamond for sure, amazing to see that though!

Thank Aaren T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots to see here if you love history. Well laid out. You don't need a tour to see everything. The museum is free.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 5 days ago

If possible, do not miss the presentation "The Nation We Build Together" on trying to end segregation in the south, using the Greensboro lunch counter as an example. The presenters were very good. Sadly, the truth of what our country has gone through and continues...More

Thank Leslie T
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30 July 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.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
13 July 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