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The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in … See more



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Jan 22, 2023
Honestly thought we'd be seeing tons of dinosaur things or stuff that didn't really interest us. We almost didn't go, but the rocks, gems and minerals were AMAZING. The mummies were creepy but cool. … Full review by 175deanah
Jan 19, 2023
Met our expectations and then some. The Hope Diamond, the fossil and oceans exhibits was impressive. Full review by Kmusikgal
Jan 17, 2023
Awesome Museum with amazing exhibits. Great place for all ages while you walk around and check things out. Gift Shop has some cool/unique things to remember your visit. Even with huge crowds it did… Full review by dgnyc113


A Fascinating Variety of Natural History Displays
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: USD 7.50 Seniors: 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 - June 10 to Oct. 1: 10 am - 5 pm Oct. 2 to June 9: 2 pm - 5 pm, 10 am - 5 pm Q?rius hours: 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 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 Travel Tips Admission to the IMAX theatre and Butterfly Pavilion will be charged. 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