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U.S. Botanic Garden

Science Museum
U.S. Botanic Garden photo
Courtesy of U.S. Botanic Garden
A tropical paradise, its richly scented halls delirious with color and bloom, the U.S. Botanic Garden has always been an oasis for weary visitors.
Daily 10 am-5 pm
(The Mall)
Smithsonian (Blue and Orange lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow lines), Federal Center SW (Blue and Orange lines)
Free
202-225-8333
10/20 - 12/8

Ongoing exhibits:

A collection of more than 4,000 plants and a tropical rain forest.