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Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and...more
All reviews hope diamond butterfly exhibit gems and minerals human evolution t rex dinosaur bones ocean hall stuffed animals all ages great exhibits great for kids on display my favorite take your time national mall mammals mummies
Really enjoyed it. Lots to see. We were riding sit down scooters and had no problems. Easy to navigate round. Beware there are long distances between museums even though map makes it look like right next door. Museums are HUGE.
The natural history museum is good, exhibits and collections pretty interesting but also nothing to write home about, if you like rocks, dinosaurs and stuffed animals you’ll be very happy, if you have been to a natural history museum
before, it’ll be pretty much the...More
Great place for adults and children alike. Check out the dinasour section and don't forget to go upstairs to check out the Hope Diamond and other minerals, etc. Forget the mammal exhibit...just a depressing collection of stuffed animals. But the rest of the place is...More
I’m sure the museum is wonderful and full of learnings, but unfortunately we weren’t able to enjoy it because of the massive crowds. At some point they should be cutting off entrance- as it completely ruins the experience and ability to read/learn. Such a disappointment...More
What an amazing museum this is and so much to see and do, free admission opens at 10am, the gems and diamonds they have in one section are breathtaking, the collection of artefacts are incredible, a real must go to place whilst you are in...More
There are about a dozen hotels in the area. The InterContinental is the closest. It all depends on what type of hotel you want and how much you are willing to pay and if you want to walk a little farther for a better price... More
There are about a dozen hotels in the area. The InterContinental is the closest. It all depends on what type of hotel you want and how much you are willing to pay and if you want to walk a little farther for a better price. I stayed at the Courtyard in the Mount Vernon section by the Convention Center and that was reasonable, nice and you could walk to everything and it was safe.
We've been going to DC many years as a family vacation - and we have 3 girls - and a great option for us has been to stay outside of DC in Chevy Chase or Bethesda. Why? Because rates are a little cheaper and Chevy Chase has... More
We've been going to DC many years as a family vacation - and we have 3 girls - and a great option for us has been to stay outside of DC in Chevy Chase or Bethesda. Why? Because rates are a little cheaper and Chevy Chase has an Embassy Suites and Bethesda has a Residence Inn - and both have suites with separate BR and LR has a sofa bed. Both have very easy access to the Red Line Metro and it's just a short 20" ride to the Smithsonian stop. Plus, our kids always loved taking the Metro with its escalators and futuristic waffle grid ceilings. Plus, both Chevy Chase and Bethesda are safe walkable communities with plenty of restaurants in walking distance.