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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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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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attended Sep 14 2014

We went to see the Peruvian Gold exhibit and the Spinosaurus exhibit. The Peruvian Gold was simply splendid. Stunning to look at and very interesting to learn about the history. I had no idea of the many cultures that came before the Incas. It...continued

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attended Aug 14 2014

Great exhibits, beautifully presented.

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Current Exhibits:
Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed (April 10, 2014 – September 14, 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.

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous (September 12, 2014 – April 12, 2015)
Meet Spinosaurus. At over 50 feet long, 20 feet high and weighing in at 6 tons, Spinosaurus is the largest predatory dinosaur to ever roam the Earth — even bigger than T. rex. This bus-sized dino’s extraordinary features include a crocodile-shaped skull and 7-foot spines forming a sail along its back. Spinosaurus is unlike any other dinosaur you’ve seen or heard of before. Encounter this bizarre predator for the first time at the world premiere of Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.” Travel with National Geographic explorers and scientists to the remote edges of the Sahara to discover the origins of this rare African dinosaur and the mysterious journey that led to its rediscovery.

About the Ticket Supplier: National Geographic Museum

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.