Stories of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Adult
$40
Child
$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
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  • Have you ever wondered what stories behind some of science’s great discoveries? Join us on a fun-filled, quirky tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

    Your local guide will take you on a whirlwind journey through the history of the world from ocean to land, rodent to human, and everything in between. We’re going to talk about the alterations to a famous elephant, contribution from a President, Lucy (you’ll have to join us to figure out who she is), and the closest relative of a T-Rex.

    We’ll use history, science, and stories to entertain and engage guests with the exhibits and what they can tell us about the past, present, and future. Finally, we’ll introduce you to Q?rius where you’ll be able to enjoy hands-on exploration!

    Before leaving, don’t forget to ask your guide for more hints and tips on what else there is to see and do in the museum.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide

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

    Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 202 810 1700
    Email address: [email protected]