National Geographic Museum, Washington DC

(3.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
For a chance to travel around the world without ever leaving Washington, D.C., visit National Geographic Museum, featuring exhibits chosen from the famed society's vast collection of photographs documenting expeditions to the farthest corners of the planet and beyond. The National Geographic society offers a year-round program of concerts, lectures, and films. You'll get a peek at rotating exhibits focused on the work of renowned scientists, explorers, and photographers. You'll also find a 3-D movie theater here, which screens science-focused films geared toward families with children. The on-site gift shop offers educational toys, games, books, and electronic gadgets. Purchase your tickets online or at the museum's ticket booth. Use our Washington DC trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to National Geographic Museum and other attractions in Washington DC.
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  • My partner and I had often walked past and this time planned on going in. We were pleasantly surprised that the exibits catered for all groups young and old, able or disabled. The exhibits were past a...  more »
  • Upon recommendation of some friends we all decided to meet up here on Saturday. They have kids (5 & 7), our are (5 & 2). We arrived before them, paid the admission and began to check it out. $15 per a...  more »
  • I learned about the museum from Certifikid, which gave the impression there were a lot of fun hands on kids activities. We live about an hour away but have been to most of the DC museums and were exci...  more »
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  • I love this place. I go to talks here at least once per month. Each speaker is incredibly interesting and professional. The museum always has really well-put-together exhibits that are great for everyone from adults to children. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. I don't usually rank places 5/5, but this one certainly deserves it!
  • Extremely disappointed in our visit. For the price of $15 we were expecting a full blown museum. This is simply an exhibit on the main floor of their office building. I was perplexed at how misleading the website was in eluding it being a museum. Do not waste your time and money if you are only going to visit once. I can understand if you live in the city and are able to see the constant rotation of exhibits on the monthly basis but for tourists it's not worth it.
  • This is a fairly small museum but the exhibits are well considered and interesting. I would put this on the second tier of DC museums to visit unless you happen to be a tremendous fan of National Geographic. The gift shop is a good place to get your friends and family some nice souvenirs.
  • We saw the outstanding Ancient Greece exhibit. It made us really want to visit Greek mainland and islands.
  • Small and not special. Expensive ticket fee. Not recommended. Difficult to find a parking space.