The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex.
The museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.
Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.
The museum is located at the intersection of 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW in Washington, D.C. 20560
Take Metro to the Federal Triangle station on the Blue/Orange line.
Walk south on 12th Street and cross Constitution Avenue to the museum on the left.
Due to ongoing construction this summer, overnight parking will be subject to availability in the parking lot behind the Natural History Museum. We will let you know the week of each sleepover if the museum will permit parking behind the museum or if you will have to make other arrangements in nearby parking facilities. For nearby parking facilities, please view this map.
Overnight parking will be in the parking lot behind the Natural History Museum. You can enter from Constitution Avenue on the west side, at the guard booth between 10th and 12th Sts., N.W. You must enter the museum on Constitution Avenue. Cars cannot be left on the street overnight. (View a map)
More information about the museum is available at mnh.si.edu