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National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall

17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-857-7588
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An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of orbital flight and geography questions.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“nat geo” (6 reviews)
“all ages” (3 reviews)
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17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
Dupont Circle
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited here thinking we would be awed and inspired but it was a waste of £15 dollars per person. There was a 3D Tomb of Christ exhibit which was done well and if you are religious or care for that topic, you would probably...More

Thank Katiestabler
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The photography in the Hall is absolutely stunning, and the few exhibits are photography-themed. If given the opportunity, take in the free film "Jerusalem", a fascinating look at how diverse culturescoexist within the walls of the Old City. Plan to spend maybe 90 minutes, including...More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Almost everyone is familiar with National Geographic, its fabulously informative magazine and eye-opening movies and documentaries. Well, if ever you plan to visit Washington D.C. and its many attractions, make sure to add the National Geographic Society's HQ and its museum. There you can trace...More

1  Thank DownUnderAmerican
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

As an explorer I loved this place. Inspiring, exciting, informative, showing how much we still don’t know about the third rock from the Sun.

Thank R0062
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Was hopping to have all gallery's open but they were changing only had shark display open. But their free gallery is worth the trip. Small but lots of insight.

Thank JimM1146
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

enjoyed the videos and descriptions of Mike Fay's transect, the enormity of his challenge and the perseverance required to succeed. Somehow it is comforting to know there is still a lot of the earth to be explored.

Thank rdrake2016
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank LisandroVoyager
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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...More

Thank skiNebraska
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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...More

Thank Bonnie B
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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...More

1  Thank LivingInWien
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