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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 Sant Ocean Hall; David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins; Dinosaurs; history and culture of Africa; Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals; Hope diamond; Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals; Butterfly Pavilion; Q?rius, interactive learning space

Location 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Metro Station Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle Information 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)
IMAX Theater 866-868-7774 Dining »
Admission is FREE Hours
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
See Extended Hours Calendar »
Closed December 25
Parking There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
Parking map (PDF) »
Accesibility map