Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Private Guided Museum Tour

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209 reviews   (4.95)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join a 2 hour exclusive guided tour of the National Museum of Natural History, featuring rare marvels from around the world. The tour will lead you through the minerals, mammals, and mummies that have been wowing visitors for over a century.

What's Included

Duration 2 Hours

Guided Museum Tour

Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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 openin
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth’s surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you’ll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks. By the end, you’ll understand why so many people come to visit the 126.5 million artefacts housed at the National Museum of Natural History.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


The BEST tour for our family
839mitosa, 08-01-2023
This was the BEST way for us to see the Museum. Donna was fantastic as our tour guide and was able to make it interesting and thrilling for our group (ages 7, 17, an adult and senior citizen). She led us to all the coolest spot that kept everyone engaged. We learned so many interesting and wonderful things. It was perfect for the amount of time we had, and she also made us want to come back for another tour in the future!
The tour guide made the difference
Angela_T, 05-01-2023
Our tour guide Anthony was an English teacher by trade but he would definitely give any history teacher a run for their money. He was witty, funny and full of facts that added value to the tour. I will not visit another museum without a tour guide. I would definitely take this tour again.
Great family time!
Chelsea_K, 01-01-2023
Brenda our guide was terrific and our experience was top notch! Highly recommend getting a tour guide.
Worth it!
Bruce_F, 01-01-2023
Our guide, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was on time and really made our tour enjoyable!
Great tour of Smithsonian!
Eric F, 29-12-2022
Donna was a very informative and take charge tour guide. It was a very busy day and she definitely made sure we got the most out of the tour and was very interactive with the children. Highly recommend.

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