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“Massive Museum”

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Everyone will love this. The queue was long but moved quickly. There is so much to see, you really need to take a minute to think up a plan.

A disappointing exhibit was the one on African Voices and Mud Masons of Mali. Hardly anyone there and it was pretty ordinary. Perhaps skip it.

Thank Mike K
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"gems and minerals"
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in 121 reviews
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"all ages"
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"great exhibits"
in 158 reviews
"great for kids"
in 120 reviews
"on display"
in 253 reviews
"my favorite"
in 143 reviews
"take your time"
in 89 reviews
"national mall"
in 110 reviews
"mammals"
in 475 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Wow - was I surprised. This place was awesome. We would of loved to spend more time. Great place for kids.

Thank Daffodil42
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Get there early. You really need to spend at least 4 ~ 5 hours to experience the wonderful exhibitions like the gems and mineral collection. It is a very big museum but it is swamped with people.

Thank Caltraver1
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

While on a short visit to the Capital city and with some spare time, i thought i would have a visit. Not normally interested in Natural History, but though i would visit anyhow. One of the best choices i made. The museum is sat only a short walk away from the White House and the Washington Memorial and sits in the middle of the National Mall. Great mix of all the animals and things from all around the world, from a large group of stuffed animals through to the skeletons. The museum has a cafe serving a range of pre-prepared food and drinks. One of the star exhibits being the Hope diamond. Large gift shop within the museum also

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This awesome museum that is free is a huge draw for families with babies and double_wide strollers....this makes it extra crowded trying to enjoy the displays...especially in the dinosaur area..if you can go on later in the day or midweek,it might be better

Thank Joanie W
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