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National Museum of Natural History

Exhibitions on earliest human origins; development of world cultures; ancient and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sea creatures.

Highlights Sant Ocean Hall; David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins; Dinosaurs; history and culture of Africa; Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals; Hope diamond; Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals; Butterfly Pavilion; Q?rius, interactive learning space

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
See Extended Hours Calendar »
Closed December 25

Admission is FREE

202-633-1000 (voice/tape)

IMAX Theater

Dining »

Accesibility map

10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle

There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
Parking map (PDF) »