National Geographic Museum

Washington, DC

Where are we going?

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street Northwest


What is there to do?

A popular museum to visit in Washington DC, is the National Geographic Museum. Unleash the inner explorer and adventurer in you as current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life!

During your time at the National Geographic Museum, you can enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays that reflect the richness and diversity of our world. 

You'll find interactive experiences, stunning photography exhibitions where you can see the incredible work of Nat Geo scientists, explorers and scientists, and discover how National Geographic came to life!

The National Geographic Museum also has changing exhibitions, so there can always be something new to head back for! You might be exploring Ancient Egypt one visit, delving the secrets of the Titanic on another, or perhaps learning about the Tomb of Christ!

An incredible learning experience for the kids as they learn about cultures, wildlife, conservation, history, oceans, and so much more, where the wonders of our planet come to life, through the work of some pretty amazing people that discover it!

So make your next family day out in DC one to remember, as you uncover the wonders of our planet, in a day of learning fun!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15 (3D movie $7)

Children: $10 (Ages 5 to 12) with 3D movie $7

Free Under: 4 years


Need a little extra help?

A wheelchair ramp is located on the M Street side of the museum’s main building. Automatic doors are on the 17th Street side. Wheelchairs are available at the ticket desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.


When can we go?

10am - 6pm daily. Last ticket is sold 5pm

Open daily except Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Each person is different, but they recommend taking at least two hours to fully enjoy all the exhibitions.

I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe AND cafeteria where you can pick up drinks and snacks, but both are closed on weekends - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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