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National Geographic Museum

1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
+1 202-857-7588
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1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4707
Dupont Circle
+1 202-857-7588
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was on a business trip to Washington DC and wanted to visit somewhere I had not been before. I have been to the memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the White House. The National Geographic museum was a few...More

Thank Shawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Note: The Earth Explorers exhibit ended today. I took our two young sons (under 3rd grade) to the Earth Explorers and Sharks exhibits last Tuesday for a homeschool field trip. Earth Explorers: The museum was nearly empty so the boys were able to play at...More

Thank Acts17_24-27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the National Geographic Museum this weekend. The shark and explorer exhibits were very well done. Be advised, this is a small museum, and it is expensive to visit (particularly in DC where the Smithsonians are free). But the exhibits were excellent. The shark one...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nat Geo organizers: If your plan for establishing this floor which you call it a museum to support the Nat Geo scientists, I will be more than happy to give you 30 not just 15, but first you have to be honest and say "this...More

3  Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are big fans of National Geographic and saved our visit to the last day of our two week holiday to the States. Oops, what a mistake. 15 dollars each and we saw big pictures of sharks ( very good pictures it has to be...More

1  Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as local to our hotel. At $15 each is not worth the money. 20 mins and Two rooms later the exhibition is finished. Stick to free museums. Sorry!

1  Thank Openminded78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's the thing about the NatGeo Museum: some exhibitions are better than others. For example, last year's exhibition on the Greeks was absolutely stunning. This year's exhibition on Sharks . . . not so much. You learn quite a bit about sharks, but the exhibit...More

Thank bobbie277
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Nat Geo Museum in Washington DC in August 2017 was very disappointing – namely, in relation to the admission prices. Perhaps this is an unfair position given the vast number of excellent and free Smithsonian Museums in DC? I must say,...More

2  Thank jlim517
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WHO IS GIVING THIS PLACE HIGH REVIEWS?! If you want to spend $15 (Adult admission) on 5 minutes to see Wikipedia articles propped up, then by all means do it. There are little to no physical artifacts, this is a SCAM. It's 1 floor which...More

1  Thank Angie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The section on the history of National Geographic was very interesting. The current exhibit on Sharks was fascinating and the photography incredible. From both exhibits I came away feeling like I'd learned new things. Highly recommend this museum.

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Alison T
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary, but it's advisable.
23 July 2015|
Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
You will have a difficult time parking (there's none on site, as it's situated in a busy downtown area & not some suburban campus with ample space for parking). You're better much off walking from your hotel or taking a... More
22 July 2015|
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Response from Shawn F | Reviewed this property |
I brought a Jansport backpack with me & didn't have any issues, save for how crowded the place is, especially now during the AMAZING Indiana Jones exhibition. If you luck out & manage to go when it's an off-peak time, maybe... More