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National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall

17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-857-7588
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An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of orbital flight and geography questions.
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17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
Dupont Circle
+1 202-857-7588
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As an explorer I loved this place. Inspiring, exciting, informative, showing how much we still don’t know about the third rock from the Sun.

Thank R0062
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was hopping to have all gallery's open but they were changing only had shark display open. But their free gallery is worth the trip. Small but lots of insight.

Thank JimM1146
Reviewed 4 July 2017

enjoyed the videos and descriptions of Mike Fay's transect, the enormity of his challenge and the perseverance required to succeed. Somehow it is comforting to know there is still a lot of the earth to be explored.

Thank rdrake2016
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Many adult visitors will enjoy viewing an exhibit of photos and items relating the Society's long history and development since 1888, found in a corridor of the rear building with the cafeteria and auditorium. It profiles key figures in the society's early years plus key...More

1  Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Two rooms filled with great photos and videos. Good visuals, just not as aw-inspiring as it should be, needs more gravitas, but after saying that, I enjoyed myself for an hour, and that is probably enough. Seems like the videos should be in a theater...More

Thank skiNebraska
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum has only two rooms, currently one on Instagram pictures and one on Explorers. We were there about 45 minutes or less, after paying $24 for two. That was the military discount, full price is about $15 each. I expected more from National Geographic...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I am perpetually underwhelmed by this display. We attended recently for an open house (free but crowded) which the kids enjoyed but I still found most of the exhibits to be busy and without depth. More fun for the kids but I also wonder how...More

1  Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall is part of the museum at the society. Unlike other displays of temporary exhibits, the hall is free of charge has permanent displays of various explorers of specific interests. Visitors will learn a lot of each explorer. Just walk...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I guess I was just expecting to be as awed by the museum as by the other nat geo stuff and it is just not all that.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of cool National Geo stuff to see. Take your time and make the most of the opportunity. Great cafe inside.

Thank Andy S
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