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National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St. NW (at M St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Dupont Circle Hours Daily 10am–6pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 25. Transportation Metro: Farragut North (Connecticut Ave. and L St. exit) Phone 202/857-7700 Prices Permanent and photography exhibit admission: free. Special exhibit admission $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $10 children 5–12. Web site National Geographic Museum
You don’t have to be an adventurer yourself to enjoy the exhibits mounted at the National Geographic Society headquarters. It does help, though, if you’re a curious soul and appreciate the wonders of the natural world and of human exploration. Consider the museum’s permanent exhibit, “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” displaying excavations of shipwrecks from the bottom of the ocean and video from the top of Mount Everest. From time to time, National Geo mounts a show that nobody can resist, like “Tomb of Christ” (through Jan 2, 2019), which employs a 3-D immersive film to take you inside and outside the newly restored 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christ’s burial place. In addition to its free permanent exhibition, National Geographic always has at least one free photography show in its M Street lobby location; otherwise, exhibits and most lectures, films, and performances charge admission.
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