National Museum Of Natural History

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States, Washington D. C.
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2026331000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museum

National Museum Of Natural History - Review

National museum of natural history tickets -

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tickets - Free
  • Sant ocean hall admissions - Free
  • Q?rius tickets - Free

Butterfly Pavilion Tickets -

  • Adults (13-59): USD 7.50
  • Seniors (60+): USD 7
  • Children(2 to 12): USD 6.50
  • Tuesdays: Free

National museum of natural history hours -

  • Everyday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Closed on  25  December 

Butterfly Pavilion hours -

  • Everyday: 10:15 am - 5 pm

Q?rius hours (Age 11 and up) - 

  • June 10 to Oct. 1: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Oct. 2 to June 9: 2 pm - 5 pm (Mon - Fri) ,  10 am - 5 pm (Sat - Sun)

Q?rius hours (Age 10 and under):  Oct. 1 to June 18 -

  • Tues - Fri: 12:30 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM - 5 PM 
  • Closed on Sunday, Monday


The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) also known as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is natural history museum washington dc, located in the National Mall in Washington, DC, US. It is the third most visited museum in the world. The Natural History Museum in Washington DC, is a part of the Smithsonian Institution and is one of the most brilliantly displayed Natural History museums in the world. It open to the public on March 17, 1910 include art, culture, history, and natural history collections. The museum overall area was 1.5 million square feet of space and 325,000 square feet of exhibition and public space. The museum is extremely well-equipped and has a fascinating variety of natural history displays. NMNH Tour will take 2 and a half hours to experience this Washington museum.

In this Smithsonian museum you can explore a whopping 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. That's not all, this attraction is also home to 185 professional natural-history scientists. among all the highlights, perhaps the biggest attraction of the place is “the Hope Diamond” which is located in the Minerals gallery. This beautiful walnut sized diamond never ceases to amaze the visitors. There is also a "Butterfly pavilion" to enjoy a live butterfly experience. The fantastic attraction of  "Dom Pedro" is credited to be the world’s largest faceted aquamarine gem at 10,363 carats. The Sant Ocean Hall which includes 674 marine specimens and models is certain to leave you awestruck. Besides this there are mummies, skins of several rare animals, dinosaur bones and an amazing array of stuff to see at this awe-inspiring place. Also the Q?rius is The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center at  Museum ground Floor.

Some of the National museum of natural history new exhibits include -

  • The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – open to the public on June 8, 2019.  
  • Outbreak - Open until 2021.
  • Narwhal - Open until 2019.
  • Objects of Wonder - Open until 2021.

Dedicated to education and research, the place is ideal to take children to. Everyone is sure to love the interesting displays and the tons of collected artefacts and exhibits related to natural history. The National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest science learning venues in the world. 

The best time to visit Smithsonian national museum of natural history Washington dc, if you aspire some peaceful exploration, is Monday and Wednesday among other weekdays from September to February. However, if you want to see the museum in all its bustling glory, the best time to visit would be mid-March through late-July.

This brilliant natural history museum in Washington dc displays an excellent collection of interest to children especially. One of the best things to do with kids in Washington DC, the national museum of natural history is a place where you can have a fun-time along with an enriching educational experience. Walk in the museum and you’ll come across the variety of endangered species including the human-killer Leopard of Punani. Various interactive sections dedicated to diverse flora, fauna and geological specimens team up to offer an interesting experience for your kids. You can also experience periodic exhibitions, special events and feeding sessions on your visit. Don’t forget to observe the highlight of the museum- the Tarantula! For slightly older kids, there are exhibits dedicated to mummies, African voices and Live insect Zoo.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tickets are easily available over the counter; however, if you buy tickets for National Museum of Natural History tours, you get to have the best deals in the market. Tickets for National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC will offer you an exciting day out. National Museum of Natural History ticket prices can be seen from our tickets section

National Museum Of Natural History Information

  •  Admission to the IMAX theatre and Butterfly Pavilion will be charged.

How To reach National Museum Of Natural History by Public Transport

  • Constitution Ave NW

Restaurants Near National Museum Of Natural History

  • Aria Pizzeria & Bar
  • Elephant & Castle 

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TripHobo Highlights for National Museum Of Natural History

  • National Museum Of Natural History Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States, Washington D. C.
  • National Museum Of Natural History Contact Number: +1-2026331000
  • National Museum Of Natural History Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • National Museum Of Natural History Price: Free
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Natural History: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 84.6% of people who visit Washington D. C. include National Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 49.5% of people start their National Museum Of Natural History visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Museum Of Natural History

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

76.02% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Museum Of Natural History

People normally club together National Gallery Of Art and International Spy Museum while planning their visit to National Museum Of Natural History.

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National Museum Of Natural History, Washington D. C. Reviews

  • So fun and free! One of the best parts of visiting DC (or living in DC) is the free Smithsonian Museums. They are both educational and beautiful. Here you’ll see things like the Hope Diamond, Large (Stuffed) Animals, a great fish tank, Dinosaur bones and lots of other fantastic kid friendly exhibits. The butterfly room was also great, but a little pricy. Should take 3-4 hours to see everything unless you’re an avid plaque reader... then is might take a week. Location is also pretty amazing being right on the National Mall!

  • Another life dream to visit, it was packed full of intriguing and wonderful exhibits presented in an inviting way to explore the past. Great variety of exhibits and the dinosaur display is no exception! I enjoyed to area to watch as workers worked to uncover artifacts and fossils in real time in their lab. Very interesting if you love that kind of stuff. Its a lot to see and take in, very worthy of multiple visits to thoroughly see everything, which is great. Id suggest going during weekdays because the line to get in is very long usually, but well worth it as the price of admission if free. Extremely satisfied with the experience and hope to return.

  • One of the best natural history museums I've ever been to. This place is comprehensive. Well organized by time periods, animal types, etc. So much to learn. This is a phenomenal place for kids. There is a restaurant inside in case you get hungry. Lots of people around to help get you moving in the right direction in case you get lost. Super cool!

  • I fell in love with this place. There's just way too many thing to see here. It is awesome! I usually get bore after an hour in museums but this one is great. I spent 2 hours in it and had to rush the rest of the visit because we didn't have enough time to see everything. I wish I had visited it with my 6 year old daughter. I showed her the pictures and she made me promise that I will bring her here one day. You should visit this place. It will be some time well spent.

  • This place is awesome! More than you could hope to see in a day. More than 2... I could spend weeks walking through these halls. The Smithsonian is much more than 1 building, plan for multiple days here if possible. Location is... well it's right "there", right in the middle of all the good stuff. Plenty of excellent food options nearby. No shortage of nearby monuments and all that. People everywhere from all walks of life, adds a lot to the experience. If you people watch, add another couple days onto your trip haha. Spring time the cherry blossoms and tidal basin area are magical and just a short walk away. Don't skip this one if you are at all interested in the sciences/history or the likes!

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