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National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall

Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
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An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of...

An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of orbital flight and geography questions.

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Good exhibit on National Geographic's top achievements and milestones since 1888

Many adult visitors will enjoy viewing an exhibit of photos and items relating the Society's long history and development since 1888, found in a corridor of the rear building with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many adult visitors will enjoy viewing an exhibit of photos and items relating the Society's long history and development since 1888, found in a corridor of the rear building with the cafeteria and auditorium. It profiles key figures in the society's early years plus key pioneers in newly introduced activities like photography, different types of exploration, new parts of the... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Two rooms filled with great photos and videos. Good visuals, just not as aw-inspiring as it should be, needs more gravitas, but after saying that, I enjoyed myself for an hour, and that is probably enough. Seems like the videos should be in a theater setting with "are you brave enough to explore this?" Dramatic music would add to it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum has only two rooms, currently one on Instagram pictures and one on Explorers. We were there about 45 minutes or less, after paying $24 for two. That was the military discount, full price is about $15 each. I expected more from National Geographic and this can't compete with the Smithsonian museums. If you have lots of time and... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I am perpetually underwhelmed by this display. We attended recently for an open house (free but crowded) which the kids enjoyed but I still found most of the exhibits to be busy and without depth. More fun for the kids but I also wonder how much of that was due to the general excitement level and scavenger hunt. With so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall is part of the museum at the society. Unlike other displays of temporary exhibits, the hall is free of charge has permanent displays of various explorers of specific interests. Visitors will learn a lot of each explorer. Just walk around the building with glass windows. Great place to learn about nature and explorers.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

I guess I was just expecting to be as awed by the museum as by the other nat geo stuff and it is just not all that.

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Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of cool National Geo stuff to see. Take your time and make the most of the opportunity. Great cafe inside.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I went to the exhibition with my granddaughter. We both really liked it. It was laid out by epoch and you could really get a sense of the changes that occurred over time. It is the best Greek. Exhibition that I have seen outside of Greece. Unfortunately I believe that it will close the middle of October.

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Davenport, IA
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

With so many free exhibits (or tax-payer funded exhibits), I found this one to be a little disappointing for the price.

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The Greek exhibit was awesome! Well worth your time and the entrance fee. The artifacts were very well organized and displayed. All in all it was a very enjoyable visit.

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