National Geographic Society

Museum, Office, Science Museum
1145 17th St NW (at M St. NW)
Washington, DC 20036
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Nice place to hang out while you're waiting to meet someone.
  • Stay away from the bat cave. It smells and there's no light to be found. Ignore the 'free' pizza.
  • LIVE Gecko Exhibit until January 5th. $7 admission, FREE on Wednesdays
  • If you're in the neighborhood with a few minutes to spare, visit the lobby for whatever the current photo display is. Nat Geo always has great photography.
  • I wrote a contract!
  • Bad bad bad! Poor exhibits good only for elementary school kids. Expensive items at the store ... and all this for 15$ entry ticket. Stay miles away.
  • Love Nat Geo but this bldg is not as exceptional as I had hoped altho the boardroom is pretty splendid.
  • Good to visit depending on what exhibit is showing at the time.
  • Great place to visit
  • The gift shop in the museum is incredible. Great books!
  • Amazing exhibits!
  • Check out the "Grossology" interactive exhibit for kids. Lots of burp and fart activities. Just like home.
  • Try the Diamond!
  • CHEAP veggie burgers that are quite filling
  • AWESOME place plus my son works here.
  • Great new exhibit called "America I Am," with objects from African-American history & pop culture open now thru May 1. Check it out!
  • Outdoor exhibit: Rare: Photographs by Joel Sartore includes images of endangered species of North America. FREE
  • The Theater is a gret venue for medium sized audiences. Intimate, yet large.
  • Innovative music events hosted throughout the year. Best of US and international performers.

Nearby places

1145 17th St NW (at Sumner Row NW)
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW)
1216 18th St NW (at Connecticut Ave NW)