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Marian Koshland Science Museum NW Washington

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Marian Koshland Science Museum
The National Academies
6th and E Street NW
NW Washington
DC
20001
Tel: 202 334 1201

Directions

It is three blocks from the National Mall, one block from the Verizon Center, and one block from the National Building Museum. Parking is really limited but good local public transport links.

Where are we going today?

People visiting the museum will get to view up to the minute scientific research displayed on interactive exhibits for older kids to use as an educational resource. Also features reguar symposiums, exhitions and events.

While families are welcome it's largely aimed at over 8s, though hands-on activities are offered from 12noon to 4pm most weekends.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$4
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am to 6pm daily, closed Tuesdays. Last admission at 5pm.

Teachers corner

Facilitated and self guided tour options available..

Any Top Tips?

Though there are hands on features sometimes it's not in any to be mistaken for a children's museum or similar, this is a serious education stop..

Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible throughout its lobby and exhibit spaces, includes a unisex companion care restroom, and has accessible fire exit ramps. Service animals and powered wheelchairs are allowed in the museum. In addition, the museum has a wheelchair available upon request and free of charge..

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    Small and child focused. Probably great for field trips. Don't bother.

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    The idea is good, but the museum is a bit lacking. Everything is very interesting, but it doesn't go in depth. For the price, I was expecting more.

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    very small museums, with few "interactive" shows (some are nohing more than a computer slideshow), often very superficial and divulgative.
    Nothing compared to other science museums spread all over the world.
    It is also quite expensive (5$ adults in 2009).

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