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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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Museums

Bowie Railroad Museum

Bowie, MD, USA

The Bowie Railroad Museum is a small railway museum maintained by the Bowie city government. . .

Calvert Marine Museum

Solomons, MD, USA

The Calvert Marine Museum is in Solomons, Maryland. . .

Center for History of Physics

College Park, MD, USA

History program from the American Institute of Physics. . .

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

Chesapeake Beach, MD, USA

The Chesapeake Beach railway station, erected in 1898, is now operated as a museum. . .

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College Park Aviation Museum

College Park, MD, USA

The College Park Aviation Museum houses antique and reproduction aircraft. . .

Colvin Run Mill Park

Great Falls, VA, USA

Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls, Virginia, is the sole surviving operational 19th-century water-powered mill in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. . .

Friendship Fire Museum

Alexandria, VA, USA

This museum houses historic fire-fighting equipment and vehicles used in Alexandria in the 19th and early 20th centuries. . .

Hugh Mercer Apothecary

Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Hugh Mercer Apothecary was a pharmacy founded by Hugh Mercer in the mid 18th century. . .

Museum of Science Fiction

Alexandria, VA, USA

The Museum of Science Fiction is a 501c(3) nonprofit museum to be based in Washington, DC. . .

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National Capital Radio and Television Museum

Bowie, MD, USA

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum was established to educate the public on the development and history of electronic media. . .

National Capital Trolley Museum

Colesville, MD, USA

The National Capital Trolley Museum is a nonprofit organization that operates historic trolleys (or trams) for the public on a regular schedule. . .

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Frederick, MD, USA

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a US historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. . .

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National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring, MD, USA

This museum was established during the Civil War as a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. . .

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National Museum of Natural History

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institution. . .

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National Museum of the United States Navy

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of the United States Navy is the Navy's flagship museum. . .

Roads and Rails Museum

Frederick, MD, USA

The Roads & Rails Museum houses what is claimed to be "one of the largest miniature world model train displays in the country. . ."

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Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Washington, DC, USA

The National Air and Space Museum is the most-visited museum in the United States. . .

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA, USA

The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annex at Washington Dulles International Airport. . .

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institution. . .

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Alexandria, VA, USA

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historic apothecary shop in Alexandria, Virginia. . .

Zoos & Aquariums

National Zoo

Washington, DC, USA

The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. . .

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