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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  • I love National Geographic and all of their exceptional photos. You see them on display at the museum. I must say that I was expecting more, it is was good to see. 
  • I love NatGeo. and always will, but this paying "museum" is not worth it. Anything and everything they have can be seen from the comfort of your home with better quality. 
  • Very disappointing experience. Fine photos, but they can be seen in many other places, such as on the Internet. 15 $ for the entrance to 3 very small exhibitions were somewhat surprising. Definitely a waste of good time and surprisingly far from the standard one would have expected of National Geographic.
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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.