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National Museum of Natural History - A Smithsonian Museum

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National Museum of Natural History - A Smithsonian Museum

Sant Ocean Hall

National Museum of Natural History

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.

General Information

Admission: Free. National Museum of Natural History programs are also free unless otherwise noted.

Street Address

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

Hours

  • 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

Website: NMNH

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