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National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall
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Owner description: An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of orbital flight and geography questions.
London, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good!”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Not as informative as expected. Saw the Titanic and Samurai exhibit. $8.00/person.Large cats exhibit as well.

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
349 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great special exhibits always at NatGeo!”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

I recently went to another special exhibit: The Anglo Saxon Hoard, and was totally delighted with the amount of explanation and items to see. They also had a rendition of an Anglo Saxon village which helped support the overall exhibit. This had a docent who was willing to discuss the items. She also invited us to another event by the Society for Creative Anachronism which featured many of the crafts and skills and items that Anglo Saxons would have used. Very very interesting to learn about 7th century "English" life. I've also visited other special exhibits here, such as on Utzi, the mummified man and on a mummified South American sacrificial "victim" (whose name escapes me). In both these instances, lots of good detail and contextual explanation. Kudos to NatGeo for teaching me new things!

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Williamsburg, VA
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Easy to do”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Had two every interesting a very different exhibits while we were there. The hord and grossology. Interesting and fun.

Visited November 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Got to go”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I like this. Not overwhelming but always interesting.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“It all depends on when you go”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I've been to Explorer Hall many times over the past 35 years and have seen some fantastic photography shows and truly special exhibits, such as the Terra Cotta Warriors. There is almost always something that makes a visit worthwhile. Check the website or the Washington Post Weekend Section before you go to see what they have at the time. Entrance is free, but sometimes there is a charge for a particular exhibit. As for shopping, the gift shop is very small and quite limited. I think that everything for sale there is probably available through the website.

Visited August 2011
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