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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

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
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Closed December 25

Admission is FREE

IMAX Theater



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

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

There is no parking at the museum. Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages.
Parking map (PDF) »