Washington DC Museums For the Curious Mind

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Washington DC museums are plentiful and offer a variety of exciting learning experiences. Whether you’re interested in art, espionage, history, science, the Armed Forces, or natural history, there’s a museum to satisfy your curiosity. 

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Museum lovers can plan an entire day, or even multiple days, exploring all the excellent options in the area. And many of these museums offer free admission! 

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From life-size dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum to the beautiful sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, these museums give you a glimpse into human history and culture from multiple perspectives.

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Visiting the International Spy Museum is an exciting way to learn about espionage and the history of spies. From code-breaking and spy agencies to secret-stealing inventions, the International Spy Museum is a fun and exciting place to visit with your family.

International Spy Museum


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Did you know that there are twenty-one museums under the Smithsonian Institution umbrella? Some museums are located in other cities, but the Washington DC museums are free and open to the public.

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Visiting the National Geographic Museum is a fantastic experience that allows you to explore different aspects of our world. Whether you are interested in anthropology, geography, or the natural world, these immersive encounters are sure to satisfy your curiosity.

National Geographic Museum


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The National Children’s Museum is an ideal destination for families with young children. The museum offers a rotating selection of experiences designed to inspire learning through art, music, science, and creative activities.

National Children’s Museum


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The National Building Museum is a must for anyone looking to learn about the design and architecture of historical and contemporary buildings. From art and architecture to engineering feats, this museum exhibits the history and makeup of Washington’s built environment.

National Building Museum


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