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National Geographic Museum

National Geographic Museum Review

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is best known for its magazine, and a welcoming 13,000-square-foot exhibition space gives visitors the feeling of stepping into its pages. The small National Geographic Museum has child-friendly interactives and is home to a rotating display of objects from the society's permanent collections—cultural, historical, and scientific—as well as traveling exhibitions. The museum has weekend showings in its 3-D movie theatre. The M Street Photo Gallery around the perimeter of the museum is free.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 17th and M Sts. NW, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/857–7588; 202/857–7689 group tours
  • Cost: $11 Adults; $7 for 3-D movies
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat, 10–6, Sun. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Metro Farragut North.
  • Location: Dupont Circle
Updated: 06-05-2013

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