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  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
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    Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States Show on map
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About National Museum Of Natural History, Washington D. C.

The National Museum of Natural History is a part of the Smithsonian institution and is perhaps one of the most brilliantly displayed museums of Natural History in the world. The museum is extremely well-equipped and has a fascinating variety of natural history displays.

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 which is certainly worth checking out. Besides this there are mummies, skins of several rare animals, dinosaur bones and an amazing array of stuff to see at this wonderful place.

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.

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National Museum Of Natural History Information

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

National Museum Of Natural History Opening and Closing Hours

  • In summer the museum is open till 7.30 pm.

How To Get To National Museum Of Natural History by Public Transport

  • Constitution Ave NW

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  • Visited with my 10 year old son. Beautiful building. The part that was most interesting was the gem collection and volunteers working on fossils.. Most other collections can be seen in other museums. It's a pity the dinosaur section is still under renovation. Still it is good museum to visit.

  • Museum was great, but the food was not good and expensive. I loved the exhibits that were displayed. My husband I spent a day in D.C. And couldn't go to all the exhibits. We did decide to grab a bite at the food court and that was a mistake. My husband got gumbo and I got a bowl of rice with pulled pork. It was spicy and not very good. We didn't order a drink or anything else and those 2 plates were $28!!! Also, I am very happy for the intense security checks. It made me feel safe, but the guards could be less rude. They actually yelled at a woman in front of us for having a drink. She apologized and threw it away and the security guard kept yelling at her. I would like to see a more friendlier staff, but overall good place.

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  • Very well organized and put together. Loved seeing the Hope Diamond and it's history in connection with Louis XIV of France. Don't get discouraged by long lines to enter you get in pretty quickly. Awesome place to visit for free. I'm sure it has something of interest for everyone.

  • Very well laid out exhibits covering a broad spectrum of prehistoric and modern life on our home planet, Earth. Particularly enjoyed the exhibits showing human evolution. Great place to visit and learn about how much diversity our planet has and how we humans came to be in the first place. Children, as curious as they are, will enjoy it even more. Check the museum's website before visiting to get all the required information to make your trip a memorable experience.

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  • Amazing Mineral Exhibits!!! Almost left the museum after briefly seeing the butterflies exhibits and glancing around. Thought the museum was not my thing. Then very fortunately, I walked into the geology, gems, and minerals section. It is amazing! The gems are stunning. I was even more impressed by the raw crystals on display. Simply breathtaking. I was like a kid in a candy store. The meteorites are awe-inspiring too. So happy I stayed. I spent 90 minutes in this section. Left and went somewhere else, and I returned. That's how much I enjoyed it.

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