Many Smithsonian museums have group tours which can be arranged by
appointment only. Chaperones are required for school group tours. Please contact the museum below.
Highlights and Docent Museum Tours »
These tours are for individuals and are not pre-arranged. Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.
Group Sales »
Discounted group rates are available for dining, films, flight simulators, the planetarium,
and the butterfly pavilion.
African Art Museum
By appointment only, 4-week notice required Call Mon.–Fri.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.4633 or 202.357.4814 (TTY)
Air and Space Museum on the Mall and its Udvar-Hazy Center
By appointment only; 2- to 3-week notice required; to reserve a group tour, visit the museum's
website or call Mon.–Fri.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
202.633.1957 (fax), or
American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
By appointment; 4-week notice required; call Mon.–Fri.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.8550 or e‑mail AmericanArtTours@si.edu
Group tours are available for Highlights, special exhibitions, and Heritage Months.
School Group Tours
Note: No tours are scheduled on federal holidays.
American History Museum
American Indian Museum
Group Tours: School
By appointment; visit the museum's
website; call Mon.–Fri.: 202.633.6644 (voice), 1.888.618.0572 (toll-free voice), or 202.633.6751 (TTY), or e‑mail
NMAI-GroupReservations@si.edu. Museum will send a confirmation letter.
- School groups arriving for reserved tour are to enter at the museum's south entrance on Maryland Ave.
Anacostia Community Museum
Group Tours: Exhibitions
For groups of 15 or more; by appointment only, call Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.4844
or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Freer and Sackler Gallery of Art
By appointment only, 4-week written notice required.
For more information,
e‑mail email@example.com, or call 202.633.1012
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
To schedule a group tour,
fill out this form at least one month in advance. If you have any questions, please contact
the Education Department at HMSGeducation@si.edu.
Natural History Museum
See Plan your Field
Group and Thematic Tours: School
Offered October-May: By appointment; 1-month notice required; call Mon.–Fri., 8
a.m.–4 p.m. except federal holidays: 202.633.8503 (voice/answering machine) or e‑mail:
Note: On hiatus June-September.
Group and Thematic Tours: Non-School
By appointment; 2-month notice required; call Mon.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.8519 (voice/answering machine) or e‑mail: NPGAdultTours@si.edu
By appointment only for groups of 10 or more, 3-week notice required; call Mon.–Fri.,
9 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.5535 (voice). For
information on student tours,
For groups of 10 or more, by appointment only, 3-week notice required; call Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.2987 (voice) or e‑mail CastleTours@si.edu
- Behind-the-Scenes tour offered Saturdays and Sundays only.
- Not recommended for school groups.
Individual and Group Tours
By appointment only, at least 4- to 6-week notice required; call daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., except federal holidays: 202.633.3025 (voice) or 202.673.7800
Note: Highlights tours offered Saturday and Sunday mornings only.
Fees: Groups of ten or fewer and individuals: $30