Due to weather conditions, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York are closed today, January 27.
Accessible Features for the Museums and Zoo
Assisted ListeningThe IMAX theater is equipped with Rear Window Captioning and Assisted Listening. Request reflectors and receivers with a neck loop or headset attachment at the ticket counter. Mission related films are provided with captions and verbal description. The Planetarium is equipped with Open Captioning. Request the captioning when you purchase your ticket. The information desks are equipped with an induction loop. Look for the sign on the desk to use the loop. Visitor Service Volunteer provide receiver with a headset attachment for device with a t-coil switch.
National Air and Space Museum
Twenty-three galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles,
rockets, and other flight-related artifacts.
Highlights 1903 Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis,
SpaceShipOne, Apollo 11 command module, Hubble Space Telescope test vehicle
Independence Ave. at 6th St., SW
BathroomsAll restrooms are accessible, they are located on the South side of the Museum. Family/Companion Care Bathroom located on the South side of the museum outside the Exploring the Universe exhibit and the McDonalds Food Court.
Admission is FREEHours
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25
There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall;
on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
EntranceJefferson Drive and Independence Avenue entrances are accessible, via ramp.
ElevatorsElevators located on the south side of the museum and in the main museum shop with access to the lower level of the store.
Public Programs and ToursTo request an interpreted or tactile tour please contact the museum at 202-633-2563 (voice) or e-mail.