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Albert Einstein Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20418
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The National Academy of Sciences invites you to help honor the legacy of Albert Einstein by sending us your #PhotosWithAlbert. Simply snap a photo of you or your group at the Einstein Memorial Statue and post it to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, using the hashtag #PhotosWithAlbert. The NAS building and exhibits are open to the public from 9am - 5pm on weekdays. The Albert Einstein Memorial is located in the front lawn and available anytime.

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Hard to find, reminiscent of one in NYC

We had a hard time finding this sculpture but are glad we did. It makes for a nice photo op, and yes, the acoustics are pretty cool. Sit in his lap, and be surrounded by more... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Largo, Florida
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Largo, Florida
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a hard time finding this sculpture but are glad we did. It makes for a nice photo op, and yes, the acoustics are pretty cool. Sit in his lap, and be surrounded by more intelligence than you ever had in your life.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love this attraction because it is overlooked. It is easy to walk to it. There is usually a parking space on the side, especially on the weekends. It is really cool to stand in front of a 12 foot and 135 tons Albert Einstein. I was told if you yell at him there is an echo. It is fun... More 

Thank Rudi R
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

You are allowed to climb onto Albert for photos. Very easy to get to, but starting to become more popular for a photo shoot.

Thank quinceyme
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Close to the park on way to the Lincoln Memorial, easy to spot whilst on the hop on hop off bus. But a lovely memorial.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The funny thing is how kids want to rub his nose. This is was cool memorial. It was a unique memorial.

Thank Gracie72
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It's not a huge attraction, you can sit next to his big statue or sit in his lap and take a picture with him. But since Albert Einstein is probably the most known person in science, it's really good to have a memorial for him.

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

You can sit on his lap for pic or just see the stars below your feet. This is very nice one and you should bring some kids.

Thank ksg48
El Dorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Albert Einstein Memorial is a little known monument. The only way we knew about it was by reading a tour book. It is a nice photo op to sit in Albert's lap.

Thank Billy B
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this memorial! He is kinda hidden so you need to look for him, but its worth it. The rough texture adds to the uniqueness (sp?) of the sculpture. One kinda cool thing is if you stand right in front of him and talk, you can hear a whisper back... the acoustics are so cool, it almost apears he is... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Made a brief stop here on our monument bike tour - it's right across the street from the Vietnam Memorial. Our guide told us that people rub his nose for good luck and if you stand right in front of him and say something, only you can hear your echo. Pretty neat.

Thank ahafer

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