Opened in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex.
In a city of museums, the Natural History museum is the one “must see” museum that has to be hit. They just remade their dinosaur exhibit and it’s fantastic. There are things to see for the entire family.
The hope diamond, giant elephant, dinosaur skeletons, and so much more! FREE to visit.
This is my favorite of all the Smithsonian Museums. It is of course free to enter, has lots of dinosaur bones, the biggest and best jewels on the planet. You will love it too!
With more than 126 million artifacts on display, this robust Smithsonian museum on the National Mall attracts millions of visitors each year. Some of the museum's highlights include tarantula feedings in the O. Orkin Insect Zoo and the replicas of giant whales and other marine life in the…
Never had I seen anything from Smithsonian unpromising. Give it a try, it will definitely grab your attention and heart with amazing contents of history and science.
“Attracting millions of people each year, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum contains a trove of celebrated aircraft, including Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and Wilbur and Orville Wright's 1903 Wright Flyer, among others. Exhibits include a flight simulator, an IMAX theater and the Einstein Planetarium. And parents beware: The three-level gift shop is huge, so get ready for pleas from your kids.”
“Dorothy's ruby slippers, giant steam trains, first ladies' dress collection: there's so much to see here. One of my favorite DC museums. FREE to visit.”
“If you're any kind of art connoisseur, you should make a stop at the National Gallery of Art. Composed of the East Building, which houses the gallery's more modern works (think: Henri Matisse and Mark Rothko), and the West Building, which contains the collection's older works (from Sandro Botticelli to Claude Monet), this museum has enough to fill an entire afternoon; pace yourself and maybe order a coffee, gelato or lunch at one of the gallery's five bars and cafes.”
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”