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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TripAdvisor
  • Very nice place to spend the day. Walking around this area and sight seeing was great. the museum is beautiful. definitely worth visiting when in DC>  more »
  • The exhibits and photos on display are nice. I am sure I would have rated it higher if I had not visited it right after the Smithsonian. If you think of the place as an exhibition rather than a museum...  more »
  • A little confusing sometimes, to be sure that you've actually seen everything that the admission price allows you to see, but the exhibitions were good, and seemed geared to a wide range of types of p...  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.