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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“all ages” (3 reviews)
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17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC, DC
Dupont Circle
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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
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I went to the exhibition with my granddaughter. We both really liked it. It was laid out by epoch and you could really get a sense of the changes that occurred over time. It is the best Greek. Exhibition that I have seen outside of...More

Thank Ogre1969
Reviewed 18 August 2016

With so many free exhibits (or tax-payer funded exhibits), I found this one to be a little disappointing for the price.

Thank mcvc99
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The Greek exhibit was awesome! Well worth your time and the entrance fee. The artifacts were very well organized and displayed. All in all it was a very enjoyable visit.

Thank ellen m
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Being interested in what National Geo does, the visit to the Hall was almost overwhelming. Seeing the sponsored expeditions was an enlightening trip through the lens of the explorers. I would recommend a visit to anyone, including kids, on their trip to DC. The staff...More

Thank super90210
Reviewed 16 December 2015

SO much fun and such history. You will want to take your time and take plenty of pictures.Always an interesting time.

Thank ktbeeme
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Outstanding photography of birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, larger than life, displayed in a very engaging manner, in many cases interactive. Our two year old was enthralled by the moving images of the animals, particularly the one of Nemo, the fish. Part of the display highlights...More

Thank dramom
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I honestly think that the National Geographic museum and this expolorer's hall are really not worth a detour. It is really just a few photos and you'd hope for great content from Nat Geo but really you'll be disappointed.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Our family of five just finished a cruise to the Arctic on the Nat Geo Linblad Explorer. It was one of the best trips ever. We saw whales, seals, walruses, birds and most importantly polar bears. We even had one come to the side of...More

2  Thank buzwanderer
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

A friend of mine used to work here, and while she was visiting in town, she showed me this exhibit hall. Be sure to allot time to really look at these fantastic photographs in detail. I recommend at least an hour visit!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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