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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour
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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 1.5 - 2 Hours
Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1010 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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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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, Jul 2021
The tour guide was amazing she was so informative and experienced with everything in the Smithsonian I recommend everyone asking for her !! she was wonderful she made our first trip to a Smithsonian in DC fabulous!! THANK YOU !!
Overpriced,not worthy
, Jul 2021
Excellent collection of natural history ,guide was average ,surprisingly we still have to be in line to enter after paying guided tour fee
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Brenda showing us a couple places where it was neat take pictures. Also her taking our pictures for us.
Interesting overview q
, Jul 2021
Our guide, Rebecca, gave an interesting and informative overview of many of the Natural History Museum’s exhibits. From the dinosaurs to the Egyptian mummies to gem stones etc. she peaked my interest.
Great experience
, Jul 2021
What a fabulous place!definitely need twice as much time. We enjoyed Megan and all her stories, only problem we had was not having enough time at the end for the book store/gift shop, as we were thrown out before 4:00
Time is valuable
, Jul 2021
Having someone guide you who knows the highlights of the areas in the museum is worth it. However, IMO The guide we had rly gave info we could have read off the signs in front of us. The value add for me was knowing the most important places to stop and take note of, the place is huge and you could spend days wandering around.
good tour
, Jul 2021
Tour guide was very good. We hit the highlights of the museum. She was very informative and answered all questions anyone ask.
Natural History Museum
, Jun 2021
Very worthwhile getting a guide. Brings the museum to life! Thank you to our guide who was more than helpful. It was just my wife & I on the tour & we were made to feel very special!
, Jun 2021
Brenda was very knowledgeable, friendly, a joy to be with throughout the tour. We would definitely request her again ..
Tour of Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
, Jun 2019
Great tour! Brenda was a wonderful tour guide. Very interesting and informative. Well worth the money.

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