The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution. A favorite for kids of all ages, the National Museum of Natural History offers exhibits such as dinosaur skeletons, ant farms, the Sant Ocean Hall, gems and rocks—including the Hope Diamond, and a wonderful Butterfly Pavilion. The NMNH opened its doors in 1910. The green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian buildings constructed. The museum is the size of 18 football fields, and houses over 1000 employees.
The Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theatre is a great place to catch a flick. Movies of note that have played on the screen include Harry Potter. For tickets, shows playing and additional information, visit their website.
Admission: Free. National Museum of Natural History programs are also free unless otherwise noted.
The Museum is located at the intersection of 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW in Washington, D.C. 20560
Nearest Metro Station: Blue, Orange lines to Smithsonian or Federal Triangle
- The museum is open every day of the year except December 25.
- Regular hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Note: During the Spring and Summer