Smithsonian's NMNH

National Museum of Natural History

Science Museum and History Museum
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20560, United States
Hours:
Open until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Opened in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex.

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    Kelly W.
    "time and the Hope Diamond by Harry Winston!"(24 Tips)
    Parker T.
    "Amazing rocks and minerals, some of the most famous gems"(10 Tips)
    Devin S.
    "Really enjoying the butterfly exhibit and just about everything else"(11 Tips)
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    "One of the best places in the world to see dinosaurs."(30 Tips)
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  • 김형래 H.

    자연사 박물관, 뉴욕에서도 보았지만, 워싱턴에도 있군요. 이런 박물관은 창조의 기반이 되기도 하고, 학습의 욕구를 불태우게도 하지요.

    김형래 Henry Kim · 1 day ago
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Take in the infamous 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, the largest deep blue diamond in the world. The stunning gem has a long and mysterious past, and is said to be cursed.

    The Ritz-Carlton · 1 day ago
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  • Aniruddha M.

    One of the most fascinating places ever. Best way to spend an entire day with family or kids. Do look into their suggested routes within museum - it helps make things interesting.

    Aniruddha Mandke · 3 days ago
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  • Nikki C.

    The geology exhibit was actually one of the coolest attractions. I though it was going to be the section that I was least interested in, but the museum's collection of gems and crystals is amazing!

    Nikki Copenhaver · 3 days ago
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  • Lisa S.

    Butterfly exhibit, but get there before 4 to get a ticket in!

    Lisa Schneider · 3 days ago
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  • Erik B.

    The exhibition about the evolution of man is great

    Erik Brok · 3 days ago
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  • Elizabeth

    The butterfly exhibit was awesome. The dinosaurs are temporarily upstairs.

    Elizabeth · 1 week ago
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  • Lydia S.

    The museam is awesome and free admission!

    Lydia Soto Rodriguez · 2 weeks ago
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  • Alina H.

    Hermoso vale la pena si estas en DC, visita la sala de mamíferos y dinosaurios, muy interactivo, baja la App y al menos inviertes 5-6 horas.

    Alina HB · 2 weeks ago
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  • Alina H.

    Fantástica en particular el ala de mamíferos y de dinosaurios, vale la pena si estas en DC, muy diferente al de NY, aunque no lo supera, aunque este es mas didáctico, baja la App.

    Alina HB · 2 weeks ago
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  • Brett G.

    Yet another must visit place while touring DC.

    Brett Garwood · 2 weeks ago
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  • Alina H.

    Go early morning on sunday is free, Great museum, lo es the dinosaur area.

    Alina HB · 3 weeks ago
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  • Megan W.

    The dinosaurs and the underwater section

    Megan Wagner · July 2
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  • Mark B.

    Very popular museum that is free to public. One of the busier museums. Definitely recommend the IMAX movies.Get a Smithsonian Membership: family is $12. Gets you discounts in gift shop and IMAX movies

    Mark B · June 26
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  • Eric A.

    Play a video game…sort of

    Eric Andersen · June 25
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  • Mike D.

    T-Rex. 'Nuff said.

    Mike Davis · June 23
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  • michael k.

    The human origins exhibit is a must see.

    michael keller · June 13
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  • Silvina G.

    Conviene comprar el city pass y así ahorrarse las largas filas para comprar las entradas

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  • Eric L.

    Information is too dumbed down compared to new York.

    Eric Liu · June 2
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  • Santi C.

    Awesome, the variety of exhibitions will leave you speechless. Please say hi to bones the T-Rex for me! :)

    Santi Caamaño · June 2
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  • Tara C.

    Cool exhibits

    Tara Colison · May 30
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  • Aaron S.

    Don't miss the HOPE DIAMOND on the second floor.

    Aaron Smith · May 13
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  • Andrew C.

    What a great place to pop in and take in some curiosities.

    Andrew Conkling · April 28
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  • Jason M.

    Everything

    Jason Morris · April 25
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  • Okan B.

    Açıkcası tam bir hayal kırıklığı

    Okan Barlas · April 21
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  • Parker T.

    Amazing rocks and minerals, some of the most famous gems

    Parker T · April 20
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  • John C.

    Too much for one day! Absolutely amazing museum.

    John Cockerill · April 13
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  • MoSo M.

    🇺🇸👍 #กาลเวลา

    MoSo MayMonkey · April 11
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  • Javier

    En 2016 abrirán la Expo de dinosaurios.

    Javier · April 6
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  • Heba

    حلو بس مدري ليه حسيته حق بزورة🐰

    Heba · April 2
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  • loran j.

    Lots of good things to see here. I don't think it's quite as good as the one one in NY, but it is maintained better and it's free!

    loran jonak · April 1
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  • YE JI L.

    자 일단 적당히 둘러보도록 하자 ㅎㅎ 재밌겠다

    YE JI Lee · March 31
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  • Tosa A.

    Absolutely loved coming here

    Tosa A. · March 30
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  • Meigz Z.

    The restroom by the African room is empty. So if you have to go do it there.

    Meigz Zombie · March 28
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  • Ann

    It's fun & educational. A must go spot if you are traveling with young children. Both adults and children. Will enjoy it.

    Ann · March 25
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  • Tianyu F.

    The café in the basement sells a bottle of mineral water for a price of $3.

    Tianyu Fang · March 23
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  • Valerie S.

    Best museum ever!! Just got to take it slow, there is a lot to process.

    Valerie Spears · March 14
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  • Devin S.

    Really enjoying the butterfly exhibit and just about everything else

    Devin Spain · March 14
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  • Devin S.

    IMAX and the butterfly exhibit

    Devin Spain · March 14
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  • Norie W.

    Love the jewelery collection. The hope diamond is often crowded, but they have a more extensive collection. Very cool.

    Norie Wright · March 7
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  • Lena

    Временная выставка на втором этаже с драгоценными камнями заслуживает вашего внимания.

    Lena · March 3
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  • Mike T.

    Dinosaurs!!!

    Mike T. · February 28
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  • Claire E.

    Hope diamond

    Claire Ellen · February 20
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  • Charlotte 💀

    Gratis inkom 👍

    Charlotte 💀 · February 9
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  • Tim L.

    The orchids are excellent.$6 for butterflies = waste of money

    Tim Lale · February 7
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  • Sílvia P.

    The best of the museums in DC, no doubts

    Sílvia Pineda Muñoz · January 26
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  • Mikaela L.

    Awesome! Need a whole day to see everything.

    Mikaela Lozano · January 18
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  • Fairuz M.

    Hope diamond. Dinosaurs. Bugs and butterflies. What doesn't this museum have? So much fun for the whole family!

    Fairuz Maggio · January 17
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  • Erica T.

    My school always takes us here at some point, and yet there's always something new or interesting to see!

    Erica Thompson · January 11
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  • Sheley H.

    Free activity that is fun for all ages. Within walking distance from the Metro, too. Loved it!

    Sheley Harp · January 7
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