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  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm


    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Family And Kids, Natural History Museum

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    Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States Show on map

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.

Washington DC is known for its many attractions. One of the prime attractions is National Museum of Natural History. This brilliant museum displays an excellent collection of interest to children especially. 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 will offer you an exciting day out in Washington DC. National Museum of Natural History ticket prices can be seen from our tickets section.

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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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  • 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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  • Located on the National Mall and near the Washington Monument - The Museum of Narural History is a great getaway. Walk the multiple story building filled with many exhibits - from dinosaurs to mummies to precious stones. There is something there for everyone. Free admission makes it a busy bustling area during peak hours, but wait times are not long. Grab a bite to eat outside or inside and enjoy a day looking at T-Rex!

  • Really nice museum if you like natural history. A solid insect exhibit. Some mummies. The famed Hope Diamond. Butterflies, if you want to pay to feed them. I think older children with an interest in this stuff will enjoy it most. I found the National Gallery of Art far more interesting.

  • I would love to rate our wonderful museum five stars but it's hard to do that. I'm asking for a garbage can to throw my sons soda bottle away that I already feel terrible about even asking. I follow the rules my 9 year old had no clue and I didn't notice till it was to late. The first lady officer was polite and told me to please throw it away once I went through the metal detector. Absolutely I said and apologized. Second officer started reprimanding me .I explained our mistake and got a eye roll as a response and a threat to make me go outside to throw it away. I was in shock and she decided to wave me threw. Third officer very nice asked me to throw it away. This is all in 10 feet from the front door to the garbage can. Fourth officer super nice told us to enjoy....finally got to throw the soda bottle away.They are definitely doing there job but no need to be rude.

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