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Assistive ListeningThe IMAX theater is equipped with Rear Window Captioning and Assisted Listening. Request reflectors and receivers with a neckloop or headset attachment at the ticket counter. Mission related films are provided with captions and verbal description. The information desks in the rotunda adjacent to the mall entrance is equipped with an induction loop for visitors with hearing loss. Look for the sign on the desk to use the loop. Visitor Service Volunteer provides receiver with a headset attachment for t-coil switch device.

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

Location 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle

202.633.1000 (voice/tape)
IMAX Theater

Elevators 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.

Entrance 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.