Get up close with the natural world’s most stunning surprises during a 1.5 to 2 hour semi-private guided museum tour of the National Museum of Natural History, welcoming up to 8 guests. This tour will introduce you to the museum’s highlights as you wander both land and sea with your personal guide. The collection is housed in a purpose-built structure that covers the area of 18 football fields, but your guide will be there to make sure you don’t waste a second exploring the best parts. You’ll marvel at the 46-karat Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle caught the eyes of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before disappearing during the French Revolution. As you gawk at the gems and jewels, you’ll gaze at the glowing Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type. Lose the glitz as you come face to face with real mummies and explore the rituals and routines of Ancient Egypt. These Egyptians aren’t the only once-living specimens on display. Giraffes, elephants, polar bears, and other land giants are stuffed and mounted for your pleasure. Then set sail towards the Ocean Hall, where a real-life coral reef exhibit brings the sea to you. Learn the story behind Phoenix, a 45-ton whale that the museum has been following in the wild, as you stand in front of a life-sized replica.
Hello, I am Dario and I am dedicated to providing you with the best that the city has to offer. Me, Brenda, Richard, Meghan and Bess are licensed guides, experts on the landmarks and museums that we'll visit with you. We will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details about Washington DC. At the end, you'll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won't even realise how the hours have passed, and you'll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourself. We're more than just storytellers. Young, passionate and engaging guides approach touring in a different way. We will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding our own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. To see the full list of experiences we offer, simply click on this link: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/287727399 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Entrance to Natural History Museum in DC is Free
Highlights Generally Include (but not limited to): Hope Diamond Dom Pedro Aquamarine Star of Asia sapphire Egyptian mummies exhibit Live Fossil Lab with working scientists Natural Wonders of the World photography exhibit Ocean’s Hall exhibit Arctic narwahl exhibit
Photo ID with age (passport or ID card)
Wheelchair tours under request only Bring Valid photo ID Arrive 10min before starting time. Latecomers risk missing the tour No temporary exhibition included Don't bring large bags or suitcases This is a tour of the permanent
Smithsonian Natural History Guided Tour