The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be open today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today.

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Smithsonian Theaters

Smithsonian Theaters provides the ultimate large-screen cinematic experience in the Washington, DC Area. The three IMAX® theaters have the largest screens in the area, measuring up to six stories tall. The Planetarium's 77-foot digital dome is the only full-dome cinema in D.C.

Films presented during museum hours are 20-45 minutes in length and are specifically selected to enhance the viewer's visit to the museum. Feature-length Hollywood films are often presented at select theaters in the evening.

Select a theater below for more information on showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets.

A photo of Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater
Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

National Museum of Natural History

10th St & Constitution Ave, NW

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A photo of Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

National Air & Space Museum

6th St & Independence Ave, SW

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Airbus IMAX Theater

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151

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A photo of Einstein Planetarium
Einstein Planetarium

National Air & Space Museum

6th St & Independence Ave, SW

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