Tickets for Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Guided Tour

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What's included

Two-hour guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in English

What's not included

Guide gratuities (optional but recommended)
  • Take a guided tour of an iconic American institution and the world's most visited museum of natural history
  • Visit the best galleries and exhibits which tell the story of our planet, from its explosive beginnings to the present day
  • See endless treasures, including the Spanish Inquisition necklace, dinosaur fossils, and a 'cursed' diamond

This iconic institution boasts nearly 145 million scientific specimens. Even though they're not all on show, it can still a daunting feat to see everything on display. Luckily, this two-hour tour will show you the best displays!

A science and history-savvy guide will take you from room to room of wonder and marvel, telling the stories behind awesome artifacts like the Hope Diamond, the Neanderthal skeleton, a 3,000-year-old sarcophagus, and meteor fragments which predate Earth!

  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide in the lobby of the Madison Drive entrance, under the large elephant, Henry, in the center of the Rotunda
  • Your Urban Adventures guide will be wearing a bright red shirt, jacket or hat
  • The tour starts at 10:30
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time
  • Please note: Security checks are in place and lines can be long
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th St & Constitution Ave NW, 20560, Washington, D.C.
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