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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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    Stop At: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560

    Your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth’s surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you’ll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks. By the end, you’ll understand why so many people come to visit the 126.5 million artefacts housed at the National Museum of Natural History.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., 600 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560

    The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the city’s most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Semi-Private Museum Tour
    • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
    • Professional Art Historian Guide
    • Duration 1.5-2 Hours
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable clothing and shoes recommended
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Notes: National Museum of Natural History and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

    My mom, 7 year old and I booked this tour. The guide was wonderful and geared the tour towards my child, which is exactly what I wanted. She was friendly, informative and a very nice person. I highly recommend this tour.

    Thank Sarah C
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Instead semi-private tour it turned to be a private one. My husband and kid enjoyed everything. Thank you, Glennyce!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tamara W
    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    Donna did a great job navigating the museum. We had very limited time in dC and wanted to maximize our visit. She offered excellent dialogue telling the highlights of the exhibits. She was very knowledgeable. Thank you Donna!!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jewelboymom
    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    We loved our tour and tour guide. Highly recommended! Donna was great and the kids loved it. We appreciate the guidance and additional insights.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Garrettslaw
    Reviewed 11 May 2019

    Doug is a very knowledgeable, amazing tour guide. It was two of us my daughter and i and we learned a lot during this relatively short (2.5 hour tour)Highly recommended this tour with Doug

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank irina975
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