National Museum of Natural History

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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.

Getting there

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.

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  • 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
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Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 15:47

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Agree with the rest, best in the world

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For me one of the best in the world in terms of museums. A place filled with history and a huge collection that seems to be unmatched anywhere else. So much to see, a place you could visit multiple times to cover its collection.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 14:09

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One of the best

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Extensive detailed museum, well worth a few hours of anyone's time.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 12:53

Edited: 5 Dec 2018, 12:53

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The best.

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This is the best Natural History museum i have ever visited and i couldn't recommend a visit enough to others. The collection is huge and contains some great pieces. The museum is free to visit as well which is quite something with how good its collection is. Its well worth hours of anyone's time .

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