Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC

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Discover the many wonders of the natural world at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the most-visited museum in North America. View the vast collection of more than 126 million plants, animals, minerals, and human cultural artifacts, which are spread throughout dozens of interactive and themed exhibits. Learn more about our beginnings in the Hall of Human Origins. Get up close to a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at the Hall of Dinosaurs, where you can interact with your favorite prehistoric creatures in the simulated Walking with Dinosaurs experience. See the most famous diamond in the world, the Hope Diamond, in the Hall of Minerals. Admission is free year-round. Using our international travel planner, Washington DC attractions like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was a lovely museum with a lot of exhibits. My kids really enjoyed walking around and exploring. 
    This was a lovely museum with a lot of exhibits. My kids really enjoyed walking around and exploring.  more »
  • We hadn’t planned on spending much time in the Natural History Museum in DC, having just been to the American Museum of Natural History in New York the week before. I thought we would just view the... 
    We hadn’t planned on spending much time in the Natural History Museum in DC, having just been to the American Museum of Natural History in New York the week before. I thought we would just view the...  more »
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  • This Museum is amazing. It's like going back in time and looking at how everything came to be. The first floor us practically a cruise through the different time periods. The second floor has great things as well. I saw things that I didn't even know existed. Everything is so beautiful. I would go again every time I get the chance to do so because it's so much, you'll need a few visits to just take it all in and enjoy it.
  • National Museum of Natural History is a place worth to visit. Being a first timer, I was awe-struck about how they have organized the place. The entry is free and there will be an initial security checking. The museum consists of stuffed and preserved animals, mummified Egyptian mummies, different kinds of metals, rocks and stones and also a section featuring precious gems from around the world. Also a piece of rock from Mars is displayed here and allow us to feel it. These are displayed along with small write-ups, videos and audios. The place has also got souvenir shops, food courts and restrooms to relax the museum goers. So guys, hop on your comfy shoes and explore this magnificent place! 🎟️ Free to General admission ♿✅ Wheelchair accessible entrance 🚻✅ Separate restroom 🍕✅Food court available inside 🎁✅ Gift and souvenir shops available inside 🅿️✅ Spacious parking area

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