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For more information or to book a reservation, call Group Sales at 866-868-7774 or 202-633-IMAX. Our reservation lines are open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m.—5 p.m. EST

Groups can also book reservations online or via fax or email using the group reservation PDF form. Completed forms should be faxed to 202-633-7192 or emailed to Confirmations will be sent upon receipt.

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Group Sales and Reservations

Smithsonian’s Group Sales and Reservations department offers groups of 10 or more discounts to restaurants, IMAX theaters, the Einstein Planetarium, paid exhibitions and attractions. Payment required 72 hours prior to visit!


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Group Menus

Group dining packages are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurants in the following Smithsonian museums. In addition to 3 square meals, the Smithsonian also offers Ice Cream Socials and Wine and Cheese Happy Hours just for groups! Click on the museum name below for details on group dining options at each location:

Dining Dollars Food Vouchers

Available in denominations of $10, $12, $15 or $20, Dining Dollars are good for face value and can be used towards the purchase of any food item and include a complimentary soft drink.
Food Vouchers are redeemable at:

Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Restrictions apply. If face value is exceeded, patron agrees to pay the difference, including tax.



Groups of 10 or more receive discounted admission to our IMAX Theaters and Einstein Planetarium, with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased (excludes bulk vouchers). General admission, no reserved seating. Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Restrictions apply.

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Bulk IMAX Tickets

Need some flexibility? Groups can also purchase bulk tickets to the IMAX Theater, good for any daytime educational show before the expiration date.

Minimum order of 10 (no comps). No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/26/15. Unused 2015 vouchers can be exchanged for 2016 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales and Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/24/15.

Title I Outreach

Discounted IMAX tickets are available for Title I schools.

Minimum of 40 people. Restrictions apply. Proof of Title I status must accompany order.

IMAX On Demand

Arrange a special morning screening with our IMAX and Planetarium On Demand packages. Choose from any of the films in our IMAX and Planetarium Adventure Library, and screen the film before the museum doors open to the public.

IMAX and Planetarium On Demand screenings are offered for groups of 20 or more (40 for Title I schools) every morning around 9:15 a.m. (start times vary based on location). Minimum 1-week notice is required to book dates and choice of films are subject to availability.

Flight Simulators

Flight SimulatorFly jet-age combat sorties, perform 360-degree barrel rolls and engage in air-to-air combat for a hands-on experience thousands of feet above ground.

Groups of 10 or more receive $1 off ticket prices, with one complimentary ticket per 20 purchased.



Live! Butterfly Pavilion

NMNH Butterfly PavilionButterfly + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! This tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to living butterflies from all over the world.

Tickets are timed-entry in 15-minute intervals, 40 tickets per timeslot. Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on ticket prices and one complimentary ticket per 20 purchased.

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