National Museum of Natural History
Exhibitions on earliest human origins; development of world cultures; ancient
and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sea creatures.
Highlights Dinosaurs; history and culture of Africa; Janet
Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals; Hope diamond; Kenneth E.
Behring Family Hall of Mammals; Sant Ocean Hall; David H. Koch Hall of Human
Origins; Butterfly Pavilion
10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW,
Smithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle
Information 202.633.1000 (voice/tape)
Ground floor elevators located on west side entrance. Additional elevators located on the east and west corridors near Baird Auditorium. Additional elevators outside the ground floor Atrium Cafe/IMAX Box office.
Public Programs and ToursTo request interpreted or tactile tour please contact the museum at 202-633-2662 (voice) or e-mail.
Admission is FREE
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
See Extended Hours Calendar »
Closed December 25
There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall;
on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
The accessible entrance for the museum is located at Constitution Ave.
BathroomsLocated in the East Court of the East wing and on the ground floor near the Constitution Avenue entrance. Family/Companion care restroom located in the East Court off of the Rotunda, and on the first floor adjacent the IMAX ticket counter.