National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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naturalhistory.si.edu

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
(7:30 p.m. during extended hours)
Closed December 25

Admission is free

About

The world's most popular natural history museum is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field. The museum is larger than 18 football fields and is home to the largest natural history collection in the world.

Highlights

Q?rius, where teens, tweens and their families connect science with everyday experiences; Q?rius jr, a discovery room for families with young children; Hall of Human Origins; The Last American Dinosaurs; mammals; Ocean Hall; the Hope Diamond; Egyptian mummies; Daily tarantula feedings in the O. Orkin Insect Zoo; Butterfly Pavilion ($).

Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages. See map.

Metro Station: Smithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle

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