Museum of Natural History

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The National Museum of Natural History is a part of the Smithsonian Institute. The museum contains a variety of exhibits of both cultural and natural sites from dinosaurs to ancient African artifacts. The museum is several floors, and choice of exhibits is varied.  This museum is often crowded so visiting the museum website and choosing your exhibits ahead of time may be a wise decision, as this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington, DC.

The Museum of Natural History is open Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm with some extended hours during the week during the summer. Admission to the museum is free. Please visit the website for additional information.

The National Museum of Natural History is accessible by the Smithsonian Metro Station on the blue and orange lines. The DC Circulator also provided service along the National Mall. Please visit metro’s website for additional information.


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