Hotel near Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Stay minutes away at our hotel near the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and experience one of the most popular museums in Washington. Attracting over 8 million visitors each year, the National Museum of Natural History offers visitors a look at the natural world through collections of more than 126 million specimens and artifacts. Discover rocks, fossils, preserved plants, animals and ancient human cultural relics during your stay at our hotel near the Smithsonian Museum, in Washington, DC!

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Plan Your Day

  • Walk 15 minutes (0.7 miles) to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
  • There is no public parking available. Leave your car at our hotel with parking!
  • Admission is free for the museum. Additional charges apply for the Butterfly Pavilion and IMAX Theater.
  • The museum is open daily from 10 AM – 5:30 PM every day except December 25th. Check their extended summer hours!
  • Plan your route with the museum map!
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Fun for the Whole Family

One of the most popular exhibits is the National Gem and Mineral Collection, featuring some of the world's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond and the Star of Asia Sapphire.

Kids of all ages will love the T-Rex and Triceratops skeletons in the Hall of Dinosaurs. Visit the museum’s iconic African Elephant exhibit, located in the Hall of Mammals.

With over 8 million visitors each year, the National Museum of Natural History is the most visited natural history museum in the world. Make the most of your family vacation in our comfortable accommodations, just a short walk from numerous Smithsonian museums!

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Explore the Museum

What will you do during your day at the Museum of Natural History? 

  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt
  • David H. Koch Hall of Fossils
  • Objects of Wonder
  • Ocean Hall 
  • Janet Annenberg Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals
  • Mega-toothed Shark
  • Live Tarantula Feedings
  • Film Screenings at IMAX Theater
  • Book Signings


What are the research facilities at the National Museum of National History?

NMNH Research and Collections is home to over 145 million items that are cataloged and studied right here at our museum! Learn more about our research, from Marine Station to Laboratories of Analytical Biology and the Biorepository.

What information is available for visitors with disabilities?

The National Museum of Natural History works hard to create an inclusive experience for all visitors. Courtesy wheelchairs are available near the Visitor Information Desk. Open-captioned video presentations, large print floor plans, tactile guides, and program calendars are offered, while accessible entrances and bathroom facilities make visiting easy. Specially trained service dogs also are welcome in the museum.

Book your stay at our full-service hotel near the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC for on-site services like our restaurant and rooftop pool!

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