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A Celebration of Exploration

January 7, 2016

One of the best parts of living in the metro DC area at ROSS’ affordable rent apartments is that there are tons of entertaining attractions to enjoy for little to no cost.

Take the Smithsonian museums, for example. Usually the word “museum” has a boring connotation to it. But, in DC, this diverse conglomeration of museums provides copious amounts of wonder, excitement and a different adventure every time you try another one!

Get your low-cost DC exploring started with one of these top three enchanting Smithsonian museums, most of them just a short Metro ride from ROSS’ affordable apartments for rent.

  1. National Air and Space Museum
    1. Two Locations to Visit: Museum in DC – 600 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia – 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
    2. Hours and Admission: Typically, both locations are open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however each location does offer periods of extended hours, so be sure to check their schedule before you plan your trip. Both locations offer FREE admission.
  2. National Museum of Natural History
    1. Location: 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
    2. Hours and Admission: Open with FREE admission daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with a few specific dates offering extended hours, all of which are designated on the National Museum of Natural History’s calendar.
  3. The National Zoo
    1. Location: 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC
    2. Hours and Admission: The grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., closing at 5:00 p.m. in winter; the Visitor Center and exhibit buildings are open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a 4:00 p.m. closing in winter; concessions are open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (which includes the zoo’s new grilled cheese food truck, yum!), closing at 4:30 p.m. in winter. Winter hours are in effect until March 14, 2016. Admission is FREE.

Now that you’re ready to explore DC, you should explore the advantages of coming home to another great metro DC attraction when you’re done: ROSS’ affordable rent apartments. Stop by and take a tour today.