Strollers are not permitted in the exhibitions; limited storage is available should you need bring strollers with you to the museum. We do not store bags or any other personal items. Storage is at your own risk; National Geographic does not assume responsibility for any items left in our storage.
There is no food or drink allowed inside the museum.
Our photography policy varies depending on our current exhibitions. Please check the Current Exhibitions pages or call the Ticket Office for up-to-date information at 202-857-7700.
Each person is different, but we recommend taking at least two hours to fully enjoy all the exhibitions.
Seating is available in each exhibition.
The National Geographic Society has a café and cafeteria located in our M Street building. Our café is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both are closed Saturdays and Sundays.
The National Geographic Museum Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day the museum is open.
A wheelchair ramp is located on the M Street side of the museum’s main building. Automatic doors are on the 17th Street side. Wheelchairs are available at the ticket desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please call the National Geographic Ticket Office at 202-857-7700 at least two weeks prior to your visit to request sign language interpretation, captioning, or hearing assistance devices.