Popular Museums In Washington DC 2017

Want to go to various museums, but don’t know which ones will be worth your time, or sometimes even money? Check out these popular DC museums below.

National Museum of Natural History

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One the most popular museums in DC, this museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the natural world. It contains 126 specimens and artifacts.

Click here if you would like to visit or learn more about the National Museum of Natural History.

 

National Gallery of Art

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This museum featured 126 paintings and 26 sculptures when it first opened to the public. Later on, 367 Italian paintings and 18 more sculptures were donated to the museum. This particular museum has an east building and an art sculpture garden. If you’re looking for a large variety of art, the National Gallery of Art is your Heaven.

Click here if you would like to learn more or visit the National Gallery of Art.

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

13 October 2012, 20th Anniversary banners hang on the 14th street entrance to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

13 October 2012, 20th Anniversary banners hang on the 14th street entrance to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

As educational as it is heartbreaking, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stands dedicated to educating the public about one of the darkest chapters of world history, and what can be done to ensure it’s never re-visited.

Click here if you would like to learn more about the Holocaust and here if you would like to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Hishhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Another popular DC attraction that you won’t want to miss out on, Hishorn Museum & Sculpture Garden showcases contemporary art, giving the artists of this day and age a chance to shine.

Click here if you would like to learn more information, or if you would like to visit Hishhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.

 

National Geographic Museum

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History and artifacts from all over the world are featured in this museum’s exhibits, and it also hosts exclusive events.

Click here to learn more information or if you plan on visiting the National Geographic Museum.

 

Renwick Gallery

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This gallery is part of the Smithsonian Art Museum. It contains contemporary/modern art. Being a historic landmark, Renwick has both temporary and permanent exhibits.

Click here to learn more information or if you plan on visiting Renwick Gallery.

 

Smithsonian Institution

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This institution is the biggest education and research center in the world. It contains a little bit of everything; history & culture, Art & Design, and Science & Nature.

Click here to learn more information or if you plan on visiting the Smithsonian Institution.

 

If you plan on going to more than one museum on this list, plan ahead! Going to more than one museum in one day can be overwhelming.

 

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Victoria Naranjo

Victoria Naranjo

Victoria is a full-time student at Bridgewater College and writer for Apartment Showcase.

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