Science Museums in Washington DC

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Science Museums in Washington DC

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  • Anne B
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My two nieces under the age of three had a great time at this family stop. We went to the national children’s museum as children and there seemed to be more educational content for children of all ages then. My parents were school teachers and noticed this difference. The gift shop also had very limited selection. If you’re looking for a place for kids to just have fun and not necessarily as much of a learning experience this is a great spot. There are some learning opportunities but less than there used to be. We would likely return on another trip to DC.
    Written July 27, 2022
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    • Interesting historic building
    • Unique architecture
    • Located on our National Mall
    • Interesting exhibits of the future

    CONS
    • It feels crowded

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    … because it was yet shorter place to “tick” on my list of visiting everything on our National Mall.

    I enjoyed the exhibits on the future- air taxi, time travel, and the report of a monetary grant for abstaining from internet use on Saturday- hey, I’ve been doing that every week for 45 years.

    TIPS
    Is not a major place with major exhibits at all, but if tour are in front of it and you have the strength, stamina and interest to go in…. “well all right then.”
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Teresa B
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was expensive for what it is. There were so many people in a tiny space it was impossible to navigate

    There are some fun picture opportunities but other peoples kids kept running in front of the camera really making it a rough experiences. Not a good place for anyone who gets easily over stimulated.

    This was not worth the admission for my family
    Written March 28, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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