National Geographic Museum, Washington DC

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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. Before you head to Washington DC, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Washington DC day trip app , to make sure you see all that Washington DC has to offer, including National Geographic Museum.
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  • Local DC friends recommended we try to visit this exhibit and we were glad we did. The exhibit is not large, but it is dense and extremely well done as you would expect with NatGeo. Surprisingly good ...  more »
  • We got tickets on line for this interactive and 3D exhibit. Even though we are Catholic we were not aware of the existence of this ancient holy place. Without giving away too much, through the magic o...  more »
  • The virtual reality tour is really wonderful! Although, when you are souring over the tomb it is a little freaky! The tour is very insightful and the individual tour booths are great! I would advise a...  more »
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  • This was an enjoyable experience! The Day to Night exhibit was fun for me because I love wildlife, and the Jerusalem exhibit about the burial place of Christ was super interactive which kept it interesting! I'm normally not much of a museum person due to my attention span, but this was actually worth it. Show your college ID and it's only $13.
  • The tomb of Christ exhibit I really liked with the presentation and the stuff they had about it. I thought there was going to be a mock up of the actual tomb inside but there wasn't which was a little disappointing. You were able to take a 've tour though which was pretty cool. The 3d movie we watched was really neat except I almost fell over. The bird picture exhibit was next as well but the rest of the group rushed through which was upsetting since I wanted to look at everything closer.
  • It was my first time going to the Nat Geo Museum and am so happy I did. I visited the Wild exhibit and the Holy Sepulchre exhibit. Both exhibits were beautifully done. The technology used to take you through the Sepulchre was awe inspiring and the experience is still being reveled by the group I toured with. The Wild exhibit is one not to miss if you have an interest in nature photography and anthropological study.
  • Amazing place and Amazing people. I had the opportunity to intern with Nat Geo last summer, And it was a great experience. Lots of fun activities/events to attend , great hospitality and outstanding learning experience. FYI- as a graduate student, because of NAT GEO i am doing excellent in my career. Shout out to Henderson and Abrar at NGS. Best supervisors and mentors!
  • This is best museum I've ever been to. I felt like I was in Israel at the actual tomb of Christ. The virtual reality experience was incredible. I didn't want to leave. I will go back soon. You will truly enjoy this event.
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