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National Geographic Museum
Located on the corner of 17th St NW and M St NW 1145 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-857-7588
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Dave
We ate at Potbelly Sandwich shop a block away. We always like that place. We took Metro and got off at Farragut N.
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Street parking with meters - $2 an hour
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18 reviews
9 stars
attended May 30 2014

We truly enjoyed the exhibit. It was interesting and informative. Additionally the staff at the museum were lovely. I came with my 93 year old mother, and they were extremely caring and considerate of her needs.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2014

Gold exhibit was wonderful for me since I was into it but can see if you were not, it would not be as good. NGS exhibit, also included, was of more general interest especially if you don't know anything about the society. Gift store is always a...continued

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7 stars
attended May 10 2014

We enjoyed it, although expected to see more gold. There was a lot to read. The artifacts, jewelry and customs were interesting.

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Website

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/national-geographic-museum

Description

Current Exhibits:
Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed (April 10, 2014 – September 2, 2014)

Visitors will learn about the latest techniques for excavating tombs and examine how technology is offering new insights into the complex civilizations that existed in ancient Peru. The exhibition will journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, learning through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles created by these sophisticated peoples. Requires an additional ticket purchase.

A New Age of Exploration (June 13, 2013 – August 17, 2014)
Celebrate 125 years of vivid storytelling through stunning photography, film, and interactive experiences. Follow Geographic’s continuing exploration of world environments and cultures, from the top of Mount Everest to the remote Amazonian rainforests. Visitors will go behind the scenes with photographers on assignment, scientists in the field, and cartographers mapping the far corners of the Earth. Requires an additional ticket purchase.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (March 4, 2014 – July 6, 2014)
Explore the vastness of the universe in the companion exhibition to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part series airing on National Geographic Channel. Journey through both the past and future as you discover the transcendent power of science and wonder. Free.

About the Ticket Supplier: National Geographic Live!

The National Geographic Society was created in Washington, D.C., in January 1888 for “the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.” The Society mirrors the world and all that is in it through incisive magazines, maps, books, films and interactive media.

Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions that reflect the richness and diversity of our world at the National Geographic Museum. The Museum’s exhibitions and the scientific fieldwork and expeditions on which they are based are supported by National Geographic’s Mission Programs, which receives generous funding by corporations, foundations, and individuals.