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Smithsonian Channel Presents

Maira Kalman:
My Favorite Things

Join the celebrated artist as she brings the Cooper Hewitt’s collection to life.

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Smithsonian Associates Presents

Smithsonian Summer Camp

Explore, discover, and create during the 46th year of Summer Camp at the Smithsonian.

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Freedom Just Around the Corner:

Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights

On view at the National Postal Museum.

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National Museum of Natural History Presents

A new APP for the BONE HALL

See skeletons in a new way with 3-D graphics, games, video, and more!

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Introducing...
Smithsonian Mobile


Your mobile guide to
visiting our museums

Discover what you can see and do, search our collections, access podcasts and other apps, add your tips and photos!

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Visiting the Museums & Zoo

Most museums are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery are open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All are closed Dec. 25.

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