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Best Unique Museums In DC

March 28, 2011 3:19 PM

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Newseum

Newseum

Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 292-6100
newseum.org

Newseum

Newseum

The Newseum’s 14 major galleries and 15 theaters will immerse you in the world’s greatest news stories. This incredibly interactive museum is as much a fun house of participatory experiences and special-effects exhibits as it is a museum.

Crime and Punishment Museum

575 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-1099
crimemuseum.org

This museum plays host to a crime lab and the filming studios for America’s Most Wanted. This “must see for CSI fans” also includes looks at a full-scale model police station, a history of crime, a look at our everyday crime-fighting heroes, and more!

International Spy Museum

800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-Eye-Spy-U
spymuseum.org

What’s it like to crawl through an air duct? Test your ability as a spy as you venture through a history of spying and cool spy technology. If you love spying, make sure to check out the International Spy Museum’s Spy in the City, Spy at Night, Operation Spy and Spy City Tour.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(202) 633-2214
nasm.si.edu

A great experience for the young and old alike, the National Air and Space Museum is located along the National Mall and has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

700 Independence Avenue Southwest,
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 633-4674
hirshhorn.si.edu

With a unique spiral structure and interesting outdoor sculpture garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes visitors at all levels of understanding to experience the transformative power of contemporary art. The museum collects, preserves, and presents international modern and contemporary art in all media, distinguished by in-depth holdings of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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