The NMNH GeoTour launched on April 2, 2013 consisting of nine caches each highlighting a department, research program, exhibit, and web sites. The caches are educational with information gathered from museum exhibits and web sites which are used to solve a puzzle revealing the final cache locations. Learn more...
Dom Pedro Aquamarine - In the late 1980s, an exceptionally large aquamarine crystal was found by three miners in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Learn about the transformation of this raw stone into a magnificent gem. Now on display in the Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals. Learn more...
The Evolving Universe -
Take a mind-bending journey with us from present-day Earth to the far reaches of space and the distant past—back to the beginning of the universe. Explore how stars and galaxies—even the universe itself—change from birth to maturity to death, much like living things on Earth. On view through July 7, 2013.
Located at 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. 20560 [MAPS]
Free admission. No tickets are required for entrance. For more call 202-633-1000.
Open every day except Dec. 25 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
We are open until 7:30 PM for certain holidays. Please check our hours calendar for these late closings.