National Museum Of Natural History

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  • 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 Museums

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

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  • 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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  • 84.56% 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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  • There was so much happening in here in the best way. You'll definitely want to carve out at least 3 hours to check everything out. They have some really unique and rare pieces in their collection. There's a really cool interactive section for children as well. They have a lot of hands on recast models so you can actually touch them which is pretty cool. I'm really happy I went.

  • Awesome place to go to! This isn’t just for the “nerdy” type of people that like museums or people that just like history, this is for everyone of all ages! It’s fair priced and very clean. They staff is friendly and knowledgeable for any questions you have. Take your friends here or take your family, either way, it’s a great place to visit!

  • It was great to be able to tour this place for FREE. as far as I could tell, the only things you need money for are the cafe, shop, and if you want to donate $1 and get a map of the museum. First off, no, it was not like the movie Night at the Museum :). There wasn't a ginormous trex skeleton or wax figures and things. There was a large elephant in the 1st floor entrance, however. That and the whale were probably the largest "sculptures"I found. There are two entrances, and when you walk in, you must walk through a metal detector and have the security check your bags. They have signs that say they don't allow outside food or drinks, just water. But, I had my water, plus several unopened bags of trail mix, peanuts, and a granola bar. They didn't say anything to me and let me through with a breeze. As soon as I walked in, there was a cafe, gift shop, and information desk. It is three total levels, with many things to see, read, and listen about. There is also an interactive "discovery zone" near the African part of the museum. It is a great place to visit on your own, like myself, or with family/friends/guided tour. The best part was that it was free. It's right in national mall, so you can easily see many other museums and monuments as well, or just spend a few hours here, and take the kids back to the hotel to nap!

  • Plan on visiting this museum a few times in order to see everything. Massive, city-block-sized palace, packed to its lofty domes with discoveries about our natural world and its many inhabitants. Great restroom facilities, beautiful architecture, plenty of room to explore the exhibits. Several stunning levels that each demand a days-worth-of-attention, and it is all so interesting! While walking through the many displays, don’t forget to look up!

  • This museum is always an absolute joy to stroll through. What I love about it is that it celebrates life. It celebrates all parts of life and life's true meanings. These days, that's hard to come by. And, if we do stumble across it, we are too busy fighting to survive to truly see it. Enjoy this place my friend. Take it all in.

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