National Geographic Museum
Please note that the National Geographic Museum is closed until further notice.
- Discover more about the world we live in
- Visit the fantastic current temporary exhibition
- See a selection of its most iconic covers at the museum in Washington D.C.
- Learn about the history of National Geographic Magazine
- General admission giving you access to all exhibitions currently on view
It’s hard to disagree with the idea that the National Geographic has influenced the way that we see the world. Its incredible magazine covers and photography have been part of all our lives, helping to create interest in the hidden corners of the world and making us more aware of the natural environment around us.
The National Geographic Museum features many of the magazine’s most impactful covers, as well as displays of artefacts associated with the history of the magazine, such as the camera used by Robert Peary on his expedition to discover the North Pole and items found in the wreck of a ship by legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. You’ll also be able to learn the secrets behind how the Titanic and Machu Picchu were discovered.
The museum hosts fantastic temporary exhibitions. Some of the most popular have been on Egyptian queens, sharks, the Greeks, the Titanic and the Tomb of Christ. We’re sure you’ll love the National Geographic Museum. It’s a fantastic window onto the world around us.
Before you Go
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (*opening hours subject to change)
Last entry: 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Visit duration: 2 hours
All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.