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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Step into the past and be amazed by the natural world on this a 2-hour private guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. See some of the over 126 million artifacts housed in the museum including the Hope Diamond, Egyptian mummies, and a living coral reef. Spend time immersing yourself in the fascinating stories and objects that make up our history and come away from the museum with new knowledge.
  • Tour the Smithsonian Natural History Museum on a private 2-hour tour
  • See the Hope Diamond, a dazzling 46 Karat blue diamond
  • See Egyptian mummies and learn about fascinating ancient death rituals
  • Discover a live coral reef exhibit and see a 45-ton replica of a whale
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Guided Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 2 Hours
Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
1010 Madison Dr NW , 1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Natural History Museum and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours DC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Having someone guide you who knows the highlights of the areas in the museum is worth it." See review

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Angela_D
, Jun 2022
Alisha was informative. Very funny. She was a great guide and when we come back to DC we will ask for her again.
star-5
Gem stones
Juliana_L
, Jun 2022
The Hope diamond and all the minerals made the visit worthwhile. Our guide chose that as the first place to visit. Smart. With such a big museum, it’s nice to have some one to guide you through.
star-5
Excellent experience
George_B
, Jun 2022
All of it. Rebecca was wonderful. Very knowledgeable. Made the experience worth the time for my grandson and I.
star-5
DC tour with Brenda
Mary_H
, Jun 2022
Brenda was amazing tour guide. We enjoyed every minute with her. She is the BEST. So many interesting treasures
star-5
Great experience
Lisa_N
, Jun 2022
Richard was amazing. Did a fantastic job. Ask for him for your tour. It makes a better experience and you get more out of the visit
star-5
Awesome tour!
Darrell_R
, Jun 2022
Richard is an awesome guide! His stories & explanations of the things we saw were fascinating. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Tony is a great tour guide!
Sherrie_G
, Jun 2022
We were on a cultural trip with our 11yo granddaughter. The number one item on her list was the Museum of Natural History. Tony was terrific, addressing his remarks to her directly (even though there was a bit of preteen ambivalence going on). Tony was so knowledgeable and took into account her priorities in our tour. I really can’t say enough about how gracious he was to us!
star-5
Never too old to learn something new!
KESIAH_J
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed a very interesting, semi-private tour with Donna on 5/31. She was quite the knowledgeable guide from whom we learned many new things! Thanks again Donna!
star-5
Fantastic Tour Guide!
MIKE_T
, Jun 2022
Extra information we were given!! Made the Experience Wonderful!! Made the time we spent worthwhile!
star-5
Awesome tour! Donna was so knowledge and we definitely made the most of our time seeing the important highlights
Colleen_H
, Jun 2022
The gem room, evolution of man! So much to see and learn here! Worth the time! We would not have gotten as much from the experience without the tour!
star-3
The tour felt rushed and...
Michael_B
, May 2022
The tour felt rushed and the tour guide gave inaccurate information. Don't give information as factual if you do not know for sure.
star-5
Good times in DC
Andrea_R
, May 2022
Learned a lot at the museum and had a lot of fun. Didn’t realize the museum was so big and had so many unique things.
star-5
Insightful tour of the exhibits.
Srihari_V
, May 2022
The familiarity of the guide with the museum and its artifacts helped immensely to connect with exhibits.
star-5
Excellent way to see museum.
Karen_L
, May 2022
Great way to visit a museum. We feel like we got the full museum experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
star-5
Just the best!
Deryl_R
, May 2022
Absolutely incredible! The museum speaks for itself - the new dinosaur exhibits don’t miss a beat! Each detail from the scenes chosen to the way the floors look disrupted from the weight of the dinosaurs - wow! Our guide, Richard (R3), really made it special! His casual conversation, quick facts and interesting tidbits about the museum, and Washington DC as a whole, made it an incredible and memorable adventure! His puns were on point! Richard was also very patient with our family group, from Pre-K attention spans to wheelchair scooters. Thank you sir!
star-5
Awesome tour
GaryM
, May 2022
Tony is an incredible tour guide. He has so many stories and anecdotes that rally brought the tour to life. It was a great tour and unforgettable experience!
star-5
Very impressive tour.
Mike_M
, May 2022
This was an excellent tour for all of us but especially for our 12 year old granddaughter. Our guide, Rebecca was very knowledgeable and really knew how to navigate such a large museum. We had a very good experience.
star-5
Brenda customized the...
Stephen_J
, May 2022
Brenda customized the tour based on our interests, especially for the little ones. She was fantastic!
star-5
Wonderful experience with...
Erica_R
, May 2022
Wonderful experience with our tour guide Tony. Floor plan is very easy to navigate. He was knowledgeable of many of the exhibits we visited.
star-5
Great experience
Anthony_O
, Apr 2022
Amanda was superb. Great information and very personable. Enjoyed her take on the museum And the evolution of life for the last billion years.

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