We spent a morning here and had a lovely time. We spent our time in the Oceans section. There is a beautiful aquarium/tank that the children love. Lots to see!
This is a beautiful and chock full museum but it is also possible to do a quick in and out. I hit just the gem and mineral exhibit and had a great time. Nice to have so much available for free.
Sooo much to see here - this one was typical of the science museum in our area in terms of what was featured. I liked this far better than the American History and Air and Space (although they were great too). We spent about 3 hours here (2 adults), could easily have spent more. If you have kids (or are... More
We enjoyed a fascinating exhibit about archaeological research in Jamestown, Virginia. CSI fans or anyone with a medical or historical bent will love the exhibit "Bones". The geology/gems section is beautiful. Even hunks of rock can be beautiful with amazing color and pattern and from there you progress to the polished gems and the famous Hope Diamond. There is much... More
It's about as admirable and expansive as the New York Museum of Natural History, but in a much more historic setting. Just beautiful, and filled with wonderful exhibits (real butterflies, jewels, animals, dinosaurs, art, hands-on exhibits, amazement). Any time after Thanksgiving is perfect for a quieter and more enjoyable visit.
could spend all day going through here, the layout is easy and so much to see. loved watching the lab doing their job, hands on activities were a bonus, will go back, I know we missed something.
I don't find Natural History very interesting, sorry, so in terms of the 'content' of the museum, you may want to look elsewhere. I can say, however, that I easily spent several hours here as their exhibits are so extensive it takes that long, even if you're not reading every plaque or listening to an audioguide. I particularly enjoyed the... More
My family loved this museum. It was the main thing we wanted to visit while in DC and we were not disappointed. It had a little bit of everything. I also love the fact that it was free admission. We spent 2 hours there and I don't think we saw everything. My kids really liked the exhibit about ancient sea... More
Great Museum. Great collection. Excellent exhibits on evolution and human brain. A collection of animals like no other with the possible exception of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, but in a much nicer building. Overall one of the World's best.
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