The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is massive, so it’s good to pre-plan to make sure to hit the highlights. For us, that included:
FIRST FLOOR: Dinosaur skeletons, Fossils, and Land/Water animal and sea life. American Mastodon, Easter Island Moai statue.🗿
SECOND FLOOR: The Hope Diamond along with an incredible collection of minerals, gems, and jewelry gallery-including Marie Antoinette’s earrings.
Pack your patience, because it can be quite crowded during the summer. A must-do when visiting DC. Free Entry, but timed tickets required if you want to visit special exhibits (Butterfly Experience) on the second floor.