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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour

By Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
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₹7,869.37
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹7,869.37
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:2h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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  • Guided Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Meet your guide on the large stairs at the Madison Drive NW entrance of the Museum of Natural History, facing the lawn of the National Mall.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40048P26

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Natural History Museum and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour?
How much is Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour?
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What is the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour cancellation policy?
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour is hosted by Babylon Tours Washington D.C.. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Babylon Tours Washington D.C. on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40048P26

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1010 Madison Dr NW
    1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    Meet your guide on the large stairs at the Madison Drive NW entrance of the Museum of Natural History, facing the lawn of the National Mall.
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    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Stop: 2 hours
    Your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth’s surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you’ll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks. By the end, you’ll understand why so many people come to visit the 126.5 million artefacts housed at the National Museum of Natural History.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Do Not Hesitate
In my 86 years I have been to many museums and have listened to many guides, some better than others. But yesterday
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Our guide, Bess, was terrific.
Our Guide, Bess, was personable, knowledgeable and informative, and took the time and care to guide us through the
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National Archives review
Good experience. Guide showed great patience with a group containing some challenging individuals. Telling of the s
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Wonderful experience
Leigh was so knowledgeable about all exhibits, willing to pivot and overall wonderful. She had a plan but was able
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America you do this so Well
Annemarie was a font of all knowledge - despite the appalling weather- she made the whole tour an awesome, respectf
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Unique Experience
This tour was a big success predominately thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Donna. She was extremely knowledgeab
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Art Indulgence
Thank you Donna for an amazing tour. Your deep knowledge and passion on art was impressive. It was so informative a
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Best Private Tour of Air and Space Museum
Our tour guide Richard was wonderful, knowledgeable and funny.. We had the best time at the Air and Space semi priv
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Nice tour
Rebecca was an excellent guide and a thorough professional. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend.
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Excellent experience
Excellent tour. Richard was a great guide! Extremely knowledgeable and fun! Highly recommended if you’re short in t
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Guided tour Air and Space DC
Great experience thanks to our top of the line guide, Richard Robinson. He went the extra mile, certainly we would
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Awesome
Awesome tour and fantastic tour guide (Rebecca)!!! Loved the museum, exhibits, variety, and learning! Would recomme
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Great storytelling at the Smithsonian!
Museum visitors should occasionally treat themselves to a guided tour. It enriches the experience of the day, the s
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Wonderful National gallery tour!!
Richard was awesome. We learned a lot - he is a great storyteller!!! We hope to tour with him again. DC has so much
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The only way to tour
Our incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide Richard kept my son and I fully immersed for two hours thr
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Donna T
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We have visited this Museum before but never with a private guide. Totally worth the investment - Our guide Richard T Robinson III made the experience beyond memorable. In 2.5 hours he not only showed us highlights of the entire museum, he told us the magical stories behind each wing. The amazing and infamous origins of many of the treasures and the people behind the exhibits. To say he did his homework is an understatement and the kindness, humor and attention he paid to our group will never be forgotten. We enjoyed two national treasures today - The Smithsonian and our tour guide Richard- Thank you Babylon.
Written 11 September 2022
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adam
Miami, FL2 contributions
Wonderful tour with a wonderful tour guide. Richard is super knowledgeable and his approach really brings the museum and the experience to life. Plus he is just a great guy and has an interesting story. We were not in a hurry at all and his pacing and approach was perfect…unhurried and super informative. Would seek out Richard again for any private tour experience!
Written 11 November 2022
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GetawayFan_2018
Dallas, TX7 contributions
Apr 2022
Guide Donna did a phenomenal job! She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the museum ... and made the most out our 2-hour tour. She kept us moving quickly but shared lots of great information about the highlights of the Natural History Museum. Donna also navigated expertly to keep us ahead of the crowds. It was nice that she customized the tour for the specific interests of our group.

Guide Donna absolutely enhanced our experience of this museum ... I wish we had booked her for every museum we visited in DC! She offered great suggestions for other museums and logistics.

Babylon Tours was professional and did not cancel our full tour at the last minute, like USA Tours did for our bucket-list tour to Mount Vernon.
Written 24 April 2022
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Daniel F
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We had an excellent experience and a wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide, Richard T. Robinson III, went above and beyond delivering outstanding customer service by answer any questions and by also going into detail and talking about important facts and displays. Made it such a friendly environment and made the whole tour enjoyable. 10/10 experience!
Written 10 August 2022
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Alex B
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Amazing experience with our guide, Richard. He clearly loved his work and the city. The history of the museum came to life and he recounted their origin stories.

Highly recommend this tour to get the most out of your time. A lifetime of fun and learning packed into a few wonderful hours.
Written 25 June 2022
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Megan K
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Donna did an incredible job of navigating a busy museum and catering the tour towards my 5 and 7 year olds. Is adults we’re still thoroughly entertained! We can’t imagine tackling such a big museum without a tour guide. We were all so impressed!!
Written 28 May 2022
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Sightseer786225
1 contribution
Donna was amazing. Even though lines were horribly long she knew which entrance moved faster to get us inside. She was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned so much because of her - and also were able to maximize our time at the museum. If I had more time in DC I would request her as a guide here and anywhere else!
Written 24 July 2021
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Ronald R
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Richard was amazing! He was very attentivecto our needs and provided detailed information on the museum. He also went above and beyond to call restaurants where we had reservations to ensure excellent service! The time spent with Richard will forever be in our family memories. Thanks so much!
Written 8 June 2022
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Lauren
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
My family and I did the private guided tour with Brenda. She was very knowledgeable on the museum and took us through the exhibits we expressed interest in. She was also very funny and delightful the kids loved her. She took a lot of great pics for us. Thank you!!!
Written 31 July 2022
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Kevin L
1 contribution
We did a private tour of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum today with our boys ages 10 and 12. Richard Robinson was our guide and he was superb. He was responsive via text, early, flexible, knowledgeable and friendly. He knew how to manage time and knew what the high points of the tour would be. We would highly recommend Richard!!!!!
Written 13 November 2022
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