The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum situated in Washington, USA. The museum is administered by Smithsonian Institute, it is the fourth most visited museum in the world and it is the most visited natural history museum in the world. The museum opened in 1910 in a magnificent Neoclassical purpose-built building on the National Mall in Washington. The museum has a collection that contains over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks and meteorites. The museum also has a 180+ team of scientists dedicated to exploring natural history.
The museum is situated on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Street parking and car parks around the museum are very limited. The best way to travel to the museum is by public transport. The Museum is near Metrorail(subway) stops on the blue, orange and silver lines. The closest Metrorail stop is at ‘Smithsonian Station’.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open 10am-5.30pm daily, except for in the summer when it is open till 7.30pm. Admission is free to the museum. The museum has dining options and a shop. It is advised that you research the museum's collection before attending if you want to see specific items as the collection and the museum are very large.