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  • Address: 1145 17th St NW
  • Admission: Prices vary per exhibit

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National Geographic Museum

Largely geared toward children but still enjoyable for adults, this small museum at National Geographic’s headquarters offers a handful of rotating exhibits combining the magazine’s exciting photography with discoveries in history, science and/or technology. Past exhibitions have included technology gleaned from the ancient Muslim world, and photos of the sunken Titanic.

Practical Info

While the museum does require admission (see above), special photography exhibitions in the Museum’s M Street gallery and outdoors are free. Science-focused 3-D movies are shown at the NGM, and require an additional $3. The on-site store offers a fabulous collection of toys, gadgets, books and games, and all proceeds benefit the global explorations and research of National Geographic Society.

There is limited, two-hour street parking available near the museum, as well as several public lots, and it’s within a few blocks in either direction of two Metrorail stations:  Farragut North (serving the Red Line) and Farragut West (serving the Blue and Orange Lines).

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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 36 Reviews

Explore the best of Washington DC at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and admission to up to five city attractions. Admire famous ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange

From USD $89.99

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

3 star rating: Worth doing 16 Reviews

Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours from time of redemption

From USD $48.00

Washington DC Explorer Pass

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Enjoy savings and flexibility with the Washington DC Explorer Pass. This multi-attraction pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Valid for 30 days

From USD $58.99

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