Stories of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Adult Starting at
$40
Child Starting at
$30

Join us for a fun-filled tour of one of the most visited museums in the world. Dive into the stories behind some of the most incredible pieces of our natural history while your local guide regales you with tales of intrigue, discovery, and mind-blowing science.

The Stories of the Natural History Museum Highlights

  • Get an insider overview of the worlds most popular Natural History Museum
  • Experience the many ways the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tells its story, From older style galleries, to 21st century digital integration
  • See some of the most famous items in the museums like the Hope Diamond, the Neanderthal Skeleton and the Giant Squid
  • See some fascinating artifacts that may be even more interesting than those mentioned above, like the Inquisition Necklace, the 3000 year old Mummy’s Sarcophagus, a Rhino shot by President Theodore Roosevelt and Meteor Fragments that far predate the Earth
  • Experience the fascinating stories that these objects have to tell, bringing the museum to life in unexpected ways

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 10th St & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560. We’ll meet in the lobby of the Madison Drive entrance of the museum under the large elephant, Henry, in the center of the Rotunda.
  • Starting time: 10.30 AM
  • Ending point: Q?rius Gallery of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Should I Book a Public Tour or a Private Tour?

Public Tour

  • Set departure time
  • Slight less expensive for small groups
  • Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends

Private Tour

  • Pick your departure time
  • Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
  • Ability to add a hotel pick up