Semi-private of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Culture & history

Semi-private of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover alluring natural artifacts, from land and sea
  • Meander through the countless captivating exhibits
  • See the best of parts of the museum with this semi-private tour
What to expect

Enjoy a semi-private tour through the museum’s best parts as you stroll through exhibits about natural land and sea life. The museum collection of 126.5 million artifacts is held in a purpose-built structure that takes up the same space as 18 football fields!

Your trusty guide will be there to make sure you don’t get lost in this massive space. Feast your eyes on a 46 karat Hope diamond, with its brilliant blue sparkle with surely catch your eyes. The diamond was once owned by Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before disappearing during the French revolution and going through several hands before landing at the Smithsonian.

Going through the collection of gems and jewels, you’ll lock eyes with the Dom Pedro aquamarine, the largest gem of its kind. After the glitz and glamour of looking at gems, you’ll turn the corner to find yourself face-to-face with real mummies and learn about rituals in Ancient Egypt. You’ll also get the chance to see life-size specimens of giraffes, elephants, polar bears, and other land mammals. Next on the agenda is visiting the real-life coral reef exhibit bringing the sea to you. Learn about Phoenix, the 45-ton whale that has been monitored by the museum and see the life-size replica.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Semi-private museum guided tour
    • Expert guide
    • Entry fees
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    Reduced price
    • Youth (ages 10-17)
    • Children (ages 0-9)
    Where

    1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide on the large stairs at the Madison Drive NW entrance of the Museum of Natural History, facing the lawn of the National Mall.

    1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    What to remember
    • This semi-private tour has a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 2 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
    • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Occasional closures occur without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, there will be no refunds or discounts
    • At checkout, please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip
    • Cancellation policy: Guests can cancel up to 72 hours before the tour’s start time for a full refund. Otherwise, guests can reschedule for a fee, depending on the tour and the availability
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Babylon Tours Inc.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

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