National Geographic Museum, Washington DC

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 500+ 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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  • The exhibit on the Wildlife migration through Yellowstone National Park was very informative! Unfortunately I missed the Greece exhibit by a couple of days. That was very disappointing. Wish they had ...  read more »
  • For adventure traveller who wants to add an element of photography in his travel. A good souvenir shop and auditorium often showing informative short films. Maps which are one of the most detailed and...  read more »
  • Having studied Greek philosophy and literature in college, it was really moving to see that culture come alive in the current exhibit. There were lots of amazing artifacts, from Cycladic figurines to ...  read more »
  • Extremely disappointed in our visit. For the price of $15 we were expecting a full blown museum. This is simply an exhibit on the main floor of their office building. I was perplexed at how misleading the website was in eluding it being a museum. Do not waste your time and money if you are only going to visit once. I can understand if you live in the city and are able to see the constant rotation of exhibits on the monthly basis but for tourists it's not worth it.
  • We were expecting a full museum for the 15$ entrance fee, but it was just an exhibit about the greeks... we wanted to see beautiful pictures but there wasnt any ! Dont go there and go to the smithsonian natural history museum if you want to see national geographic pictures !
  • 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.
  • How cheap and small-minded some people are to complain about a mere $15 museum entry fee. When these very same people will spend much more on forgettable movies, or fast food. Please take the unwarranted complaints and 1 star reviews with a grain of salt. This is a real museum. National Geographic exhibits are curated with thought, care and love by true professionals. What floor it's on doesn't matter. Square footage doesn't matter either. The current exhibit, The Greeks is breathtaking. What matters is that our friends to the North (Canadians) collaborated with friends to the East (Greeks) and now we're lucky enough to have this special exhibit in Washington. See it before it closes in early October '16. The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is an astonishing exhibit in both scope and depth. From The Huffington Post: Ancient objects, both original and copies, from 22 different Greek museums, including the National Archaeological Museum, the Monetary Museum, the Epigraphic Museum, the Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museums of Thessaloniki and Heraklion, arrived in Montreal under tight security from the other side of the Atlantic. Spanning five millenia covering nine historic periods, from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic, the spectacle’s objective is to familiarize the visitor with ancient Greek civilization.
  • Nice small museum with rotating exhibits. Currently they have one on Greek civilisation. It was really nicely curated. Gift shop is really cool too.
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