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Stories of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

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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
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