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Number of People: 5
Duration: 2 hours


Enjoy a private family-friendly tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History with interactive activities and a knowledgeable guide.

🐛 Hold bugs at the insect zoo and learn fascinating facts about them

🦕 Marvel at the beloved Dinosaur Hall and the huge range of exhibits

🔍 Discover the enormous collection of natural gems and minerals and early human artifacts

🐠 View the live coral reef and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Daily 11:00am and 2:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • What’s included:
    • Private Family Tour: Tailored for families and kids, ensuring a fun and engaging experience at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
    • Enjoy hands-on exhibits and activities perfect for engaging young minds.
    • Benefit from the personalized attention of a private guide, making your visit more informative and enjoyable.
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times. The tour is designed for families with children and can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: Photography is allowed, but flash photography is prohibited.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This is an indoor experience.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive a few minutes in advance as late arrivals are considered a no show.
  • Parking: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and can be accessed by public transportation.
  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
  • What to bring: water bottle and phone
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Bathrooms available inside the museum.

Anything else I should know before going on this experience?

  • Please note that some exhibits may have limited access or be temporarily closed for maintenance or renovation.

Full description

Discover the wonders of the natural world with your family on a private tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Your expert guide will create a customized experience based on your family's interests, allowing you to explore the museum's extensive collection of natural gems and minerals, early human artifacts, and much more. Along the way, enjoy interactive, kid-friendly activities such as holding bugs at the insect zoo, marveling at the beloved Dinosaur Hall, and viewing the mummies exhibit. Learn behind-the-scenes facts about the museum's inner workings, all while immersing yourself in the beauty of the natural world.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 48 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 48 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Number of People: 5
Duration: 2 hours
Regular price $350
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Michael P

My family and I had an incredible time on our private tour of the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Our guide was fantastic with kids and made learning about science and the natural world fun and engaging. We left with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of nature, and my kids can't stop talking about their favorite exhibits. Highly recommended!

Ben L

I'm a huge science nerd, and this private tour of the Museum of Natural History was a dream come true. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the exhibits, and I learned so much about everything from fossils to insects to space exploration. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in science or natural history.

Anna C

Our family had an unforgettable experience on our private tour of the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. The exhibits were fascinating, and our guide made them come alive with their enthusiasm and expertise. It was the perfect educational and entertaining activity for our family vacation. We would definitely do it again!