National Geographic Museum

Museum
1145 17th St NW (at Sumner Row NW)
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 857-7700
Monday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • The National Geographic Society formed in 1888 for the advancement and diffusion of geographical knowledge. You'll find artifacts ranging from expeditions to temporary exhibits on the world's cultures
  • Always something to be learned
  • Titanic and Samurai exhibit open
  • If visiting gecko exhibit, check Tokay Gecko display to see time display for next feeding. Live crickets are dropped in every 30 minutes.
  • It's free!
  • It's the National Geographic Society Museum. I loved National Geographic since I was a child!
  • It was ok. Skip it and see one of the free museums.
  • Beautiful animal video footage on a mind-blowing multi-screen display.
  • Nice people , nice works
  • Checkout their website, http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/locations/center/museum/ , before going. It gives exhibition dates and preview of exhibit.
  • New exhibit! Come see the Geckos! http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/locations/center/museum/
  • Exhibits change but I assume whatever you choose to visit would worth it! Its not a full on museum though! A half an hour exhibition related to the topic yet informative.
  • Check out the Titanic and Tomb of Christ exhibits, both are very informative, interesting, and interactive.
  • Two rotating exhibits that are often interactive. Great for all ages! Really! Check the calendar to see what's on display. And don't miss the photo exhibit.
  • Two rotating exhibits that are often interactive. Great all ages! Really! Check the calendar to see what's on display. And don't miss the photo exhibit.
  • They had an amazing exhibiting using virtual reality flavored with history.
  • Only has 2 awesome exhibits so this should take 30 minutes tops. $15 entrance may be a little step.
  • The photo exhibit on animal conservation is excellent. Be prepared to wait in line for the Indiana Jones experience.
  • Eu esperava mais, confesso.
  • Underwhelming museum. Expected more.

Nearby places

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW)
1145 17th St NW (at M St. NW)
1101 17th St NW (at L St NW)