I'm going to be honest, I'm not really a person that enjoys long visits to museums.  I do, however, really like the photography produced by National Geographic and have been curious about the museum here in Washington D.C.  LivingSocial recently had a discount that gave me all the incentive I needed to finally set aside some time last weekend to check it out.

The museum is housed in the bottom floor of an office building and is designed so that you walk in a clockwise circle first through the temporary exhibit on one side, then through the permanent exhibit and gift shop on the other side.  I think that the museum did the best they could with the artifacts they had, but it ended up being a little sparse in my opinion, and I am glad I did not have to pay full price.  If you're in D.C. and are looking for something to do, I would opt for the free Smithsonians first unless the temporary exhibit is particularly intriguing.  I know this is a pretty boring write up, but perhaps it is accurately reflecting my experience?