The National Geographic Museum does not have a coat or bag check for security reasons. All items (including strollers) must be taken with you into the museum.
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.