Museums and Exhibits Highlights in Washington, DC

By Stephanie Delateur| July 1, 2019

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After living here a little over a month, I have seen some incredible museums and exhibits highlights in Washington, DC. My camera roll is crammed mostly with photos of art and artifacts. As difficult as it was, I selected some pictures which show some of the highlights of exhibits and museums. General information about these museums and exhibits highlights in Washington, DC is at the end of this post. 

The National Geographic Museum:


The National Gallery of Art:


The National Museum of American History:


The Newseum:

The Newseum has a unique area where visitors can pull out and view pages of tons of newspapers. This photo was taken part of the way down in this aisle. More pages are on the other side of this aisle; the papers end in the last couple of years (photo by Stephanie Delateur).


The National Zoo:



The National Museum of Natural History:

The Smithsonian Castle:

One of the walls inside the Smithsonian Castle (photo by Stephanie Delateur).


Museum and exhibit information:

National Geographic Museum – with student discount: $12; without $15

Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20036

Queens of Egypt closes September 15


National Gallery of Art – free

Constitution Ave. NW Washington DC 20565

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday


National Museum of American History – free

1300 Constitution Ave. NW Washington DC 20560

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day


Newseum – ages 19-64: $24.95

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20001

Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


National Zoo – free

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington DC 20008

Every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


National Museum of Natural History – free

Constitution Ave. and 10th Street NW Washington DC 20560

Daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (summer hours information:


Smithsonian Castle – free

1000 Jefferson Dr. SW Washington DC 20560

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. every day

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