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Smithsonian Museums, Washington, District Of Columbia

 
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zangazanga's pictureby zangazanga History & Culture travel tip
added on the 20th of November, 2009
Smithsonian Museums have the largest collection in the world of different areas of culture. 13 out of the 18 Smithsonian Museums are in Washington.

Each of them has very wide and interesting collections from the area they deal with. My two personal favorites are the Air and Space Museum and especially the Indian or Native American Museum.

The Air and Space Museum has the largest aircraft history collection and there are very many programs for kids as well. I liked that there was a piece of moon rock that visitors can touch, but there are things like the Wright 1903 Flyer, the first airplane that could fly, the space suits used at the first moon walk in 1969 and other great things.

The Native American Museum has a wonderful collection of the heritage of the Native American peoples. There are multimedia exhibitions as well both for children and adults. There are photos, objects, clothes and memories of the religion and philosophies of the Natives. It is really wonderful and you get to know a lot. This is the best of all the Smithonians!

The admission is free into all the museums, but they are very crowded all the time so you will need some time to get to everything you want to see, but it worth it.

Address:
Washington, DC, USA

Price:
All the museums are FREE!

Opening Hours:
Native American Museum: from 10:00am to 5:30pm every day.

 
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