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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

Dinosaurs, fossils, animals, sea creatures, insect zoo, gems and minerals and a whole lot more. This museum has something for everyone. We smelled a whale's mouth (fishy!), watched a tarantula eat (scheduled event, check the web site), saw film of narwhals (limited time exhibit, check...More

Thank rameyfamily
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see if you're in DC. So many different things to see, from different animal exhibits, to rocks and minerals, to ocean life.. I was surprised that the kids (ages 9-13)were so excited about this museum, and everyone found something interesting to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I perhaps had overly high expectations with this Museum being one I had heard about many times and me thinking that it must be amazing. I just didn't find the wow factor. The museum is large and is full of exhibits and I could see...More

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting museum but it definitely caters more to kids. It is informative and well structured.

Thank BrettS83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I went one day and we were limited for time. We asked the desk for instructions and suggestions. They gave us a plan and my son loved all that he saw. He is 13 and we agreed to look around and stop...More

1  Thank momofRJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go often to AMNH in NYC and this matches up pretty well. There was one exhibition that stood out. It was photos of wildlife which were shown on glass. Some of the most astounding pictures you will ever see. Worth the visit.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth while attraction to understand and gain knowledge , highly recommended to spend a few hours , only issue you need to carry all your coats etc as no coat check office available

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw big queues for this the day before but managed to to time it perfectly the next day and walked straight in, after a search of course! Lots to see and do and interact with. Good displays but disappointingly kept behind tall glass which...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasn’t my son’s favorite museum, but the highlight was the dinosaur section. There aren’t many, but he still enjoyed it. He also enjoyed seeing the bugs and the tarantulas!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this museum, but chose a poor time--even though it was December 26--the place was very busy and it was a cold day to stand out on the sidewalk and steps to be allowed in through security. It seems that the security station...More

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30 July 2017|
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Response from Got2BeTru | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the museum directly for their suggestions. Parking is at a premium around that area.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
13 July 2017|
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Response from HenryLabs10 | Reviewed this property |
The Ronald Reagan international building is literally steps away from the Smithsonian. It cost $15 to park here, but because it's a federal building, it is very secure! You will be very comfortable parking here as every car... More