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Stars and Stripes Café
Stars and Stripes Café is the main eatery for the National Museum of American History. The cafe seats 600 and is able to accommodate large groups. The menu includes all-American fare such as barbeque, soups, a salad bar, burgers, pizza and desserts.

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.
No change given. If value is exceeded, patron agrees to pay difference, including tax.

Kids Meal Vouchers (Bulk) $7 each
Discounted meal options are available for kids ages 12 and under.

Choose from the following options:
Option 1:  Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
Option 2:  Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Option 3:  Slice of Cheese Pizza

All options served with whole fruit, 1 oz. chips, 20 oz. fountain beverage.

Adult Meal Vouchers (Bulk) $10 each
Choose from the following options:

Option 1:  Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
Option 2:  Entrée Salad
Option 3:  Slice of Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

All options served with whole fruit, 1 oz. chips, 20 oz. fountain beverage.

For Dining Dollars, Kids Meal and Adult Meal Vouchers, the following restrictions apply:
Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Minimum order of 10, no complimentary vouchers issued. No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/26/15. 2015 vouchers can be exchanged for 2016 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales & Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/24/15.

Start the day with a group breakfast at the Smithsonian! Breakfast menus are offered daily from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Continental Breakfast $12 per person
Assorted pastries, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

The All American Breakfast $15 per person
Featuring a spread of cage-free scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, and buttermilk biscuits. Coffee, teas, and fresh orange juice included.

Breakfast is also available at the National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Castle.

Ice Cream Social $6 per person
You scream, I scream—we all scream for ice cream! Enjoy a group ice cream social from 3-4 p.m. at the National Museum of American History. Choose from 4 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream and toppings including sprinkles, whipped cream and cookie crumbs. Upgrade your ice cream social to a grand experience with the addition of premium toppings like brownie bites, bananas, strawberries, hot fudge, and caramel sauce (additional $2 per person).

Also available at the National Museum of Natural History.

Wine and Cheese Happy Hour $19 per person
Take a break from 3-4 p.m. to enjoy an afternoon wine and cheese happy hour at the Smithsonian.

Savor a selection of artisan and local hand-crafted cheeses while you sip premium American wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Nior and Cabernet Sauvignon. Served with membrillo, dried fruits and rustic breads. Sparkling and still water also available.

Also available at the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

Dinner $15.95 per person
Unwind after a day of exploration with dinner at the Stars and Stripes Café. Visitors can choose from a variety of food options that accommodate all dietary needs.

Available from 5:30-7 p.m., also available at the National Museum of Natural History.

    Entrées (Pick 1):
  • Baked Quarter Chicken
  • Lasagna

  • Sides (Pick 2):
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • House Salad

  • Served with:
  • Dinner Roll or Garlic Bread
  • Fountain Drink or Milk
  • Cookie or Ice Cream Sandwich
Breakfast, Ice Cream Social, Wine and Cheese Happy Hour and Dinner must be booked at least 72 hours in advance and have a minimum of 40 guests.

Food-Allergic Individuals: Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facility. Please direct questions to the restaurant manager.

Flight Simulators

Experience the excitement of state-of-the-art motion simulation and celebrate America’s love for adventure, speed, and thrills! Choose from Cosmic Race 3D, Bermuda Triangle Adventure 3D, Solar Coaster 3D, Grand Prix Raceway, Astro Canyon or Glacier Run.
Groups of 10 or more receive $1 off the simulator ride ticket price. One complimentary ticket per 20 purchased.

Important Information for Simulator Rides:
Riders must be 42" (approximately 107 centimeters) tall for the Ride Simulators unless accompanied by an adult. Riders must be 48" (approximately 122 centimeters) tall to ride the Interactive Flight Simulators. All simulators are full motion rides so people with back, neck, or heart trouble or those who are pregnant should not ride.

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