Smithsonian Museums

All Smithsonian Museums are free.

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National Museum of African Art

The National Museum of African Art is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on visiting the National Museum of African Art.

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National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is open every day, except Christmas, from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Click herefor more information on visiting the National Portrait Gallery.

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National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on visiting the National Air and Space Museum.  Click here for IMAX ® show times.

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American History Museum

The American History Museum has reopened following an extensive renovation. The Museum is open every day except Christmas from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on visiting the American History Museum.

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National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Click here for more information on visiting the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Anacostia Community Museum (African-American History and Culture)

The Anacostia Community Museum is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Click here for more information on visiting the Anacostia Community Museum.

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Asian Art)

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Click here for more information on visiting the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; the Plaza from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; the Garden from 7:30 a.m. – dusk. Click here for more information on visiting the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Click here for more information on visiting the National Museum of Natural History.

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National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum is open every day, except Christmas, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click herefor more information on visiting the National Postal Museum.

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Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. It is closed Tuesdays. Admission is $6 and free for children under age 6. Special Exhibits cost more. Click here for more information on visiting the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.  Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.  Click here for more information on visiting the National Building Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle

The Smithsonian Institution Building is open every day, except Christmas, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on visiting Smithsonian Institution Building.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is open everyday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. except Yom Kippur and Christmas. During the summer (April – Mid-June), there are extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7:50 p.m.

Free timed passes are required to visit the permanent exhibit and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. They can be obtained in advanced by going to tickets.com or by calling (877) 808-7466. Click here for more information on visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.  Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors over 60; and free for youth under 18.  You can purchase tickets in advance by calling (800) 222-7270, x7084.  Click here for more information on visiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Marian Koshland Science Museum

The Marian Koshland Science Museum is opened every day, except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission is at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors over 65, active duty military, students w/ ID and children ages 5-18. Click here for more information on visiting the Marian Koshland Science Museum.

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International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is usually open Sunday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Last admission to the permanent exhibit is 2 hours before closed. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.  Click here Museum Hours for a schedule of hours.  Admission is $16 for adults; $15 for seniors over 65, active duty military, and intelligence community; $13 for children ages 5-11 and free for children under 5.  Advanced tickets are recommended and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 551-7328.  Click here for more information on visiting the International Spy Museum.

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