National Museum of Natural History, Washington, District of Columbia

10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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Address: 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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Phone: 202-633-1000
URL: http://www.mnh.si.edu/
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Price: Free

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  • Visited: May 2011
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Lots of Exhibits to See for Free (+ IMAX Movies)

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The National Museum of Natural History is a stone’s throw from the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian, so it’s easy to make a day of two or three of these museums. Plus, don’t forget to take a ride on the Smithsonian Carousel.

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  • Visited: August 2013
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Amazingly Beautiful Museum

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Visit early to avoid the crowds. If you're traveling with toddlers, pick one or two main things that you want to see with them, find them on the map in advance, go see them, and then leave. The museum is free, so you're not losing any money if you make one or more short, targeted trips, and this reduces the likelihood of the meltdown that can occur if you try to take on too much museum in one shot.

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Great indoor fun

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Pack a lunch, their cafe is too expensive. We paid over $30 for 3 chicken tender meals and one drink.

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Submitted by: Brook H.

My favorite museum out of the entire Smithsonian, I could spend the entire day here! Like most of the museums in DC this place always seems to have something new while still holding onto classic exhibits. There's something for every natural science in this building: Paleontology (My favorite!)? Their exhibit isn't just dinosaurs. They start with the first single-celled lifeforms, move to the first invertebrates and fish of the oceans, continue through the earliest animals on and and then finally into dinosaurs. Want more? They then move on past that into the age of mammals and into the first appearances of humans. Zoology? You have the revamped Mammals Hall with all sorts of displays and interactive treats. ...

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