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National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20418-0007
+1 202-334-2000
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Nice Building, but not inviting to Visitors

Visited on 7/10/2017 (Monday): Upon entering the building we were greeted with someone asking how... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Pasadena, California
Beautiful building

Went by to take a pic out front the NAS of the Einstein Memorial leading up to the science march... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
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Dedicated in 1924, National Academy of Sciences Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Albert Einstein Memorial, unveiled in 1979 to commemorate the centennial of the great scientist's birth, is located on the Academy grounds. The building's exhibits are open the public from 9 am - 5pm Monday through Friday.
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2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20418-0007
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-334-2000
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited on 7/10/2017 (Monday): Upon entering the building we were greeted with someone asking how they can help us which made it seem like the building is not open to the public. You have to show your ID (everyone in the party has to) to...More

Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went by to take a pic out front the NAS of the Einstein Memorial leading up to the science march and we honestly was only going to pop in to use the facilities. Instead we stayed, admiring the architecture, paintings, and the overall beautiful building...More

Thank emailmeherenj
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Lecture open to the public last evening entitled "The Life in Oceans Beyond Earth" presented by Dr. Kevin Peter Hand. My first attendance was an eye opening experience and released some curiosity in my brain. If I weren't 70 years old I would be very...More

Thank FoxDown532
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer i am a full science geek. I loved the main room and the awesome ceiling artwork. Some of the paintings connected with me more than any works in art galleries. The einstein memorial outside was cool, and we had a cheap and good meal...More

1  Thank Droopowerz
Reviewed 17 March 2016

There seems to be confusion in the reviews. The original Academy building, which is beautiful, is at 2101 Constitution Ave NW and the Einstein statue/tribute is out front on the corner of 22nd and Constitution. A variety of forums and colloquia are held at that...More

6  Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 14 January 2016

the fabulous headquarters building on constitution avenue - they spent a fortune restoring it, and it is a wow - but they won't allow you inside it. so forget about going there. you have to go to some little modern museum downtown.

Reviewed 30 June 2015

The academy was closed when I went by. If you want a photo op with about a 10 foot tall A. Einstein sculpture, stop by out front - I did :).

1  Thank KS_Wayfarer
Reviewed 18 June 2015

National Academy of Sciences The National Academy of Science sits humbly across the street from all the so well known monuments and memorial. People have walked so far and been overwhelmed by so many memories it is very easy just to see another building along...More

1  Thank CharleySays
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I've walked past the National Academy of Sciences building several times without giving it a second look until today. I’ve also noticed the bronze statue of Albert Einstein, which sits on the corner. Today, I actually stopped to see the statue and visit the building....More

3  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I was lucky enough to have a meeting there and I was amazed by the building; both the interior and the exterior. Everything was so nicely designed, taking into consideration the traditional style and putting some really interesting modern touches. The Auditorium was also really...More

2  Thank vprot
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