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 »
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., 9am-5am, 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 and
School Group tour; visit the museum's website or call Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-5 PM,
202-633-1957 (fax), or
American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
By appointment; 4-week notice required; call Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-5 PM, 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 AM-5 PM, except federal holidays: 202-633-4844
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
For information on guided or self-guided tours, please call 212-849-8351 or email Chtours2@si.edu. Reservations required for all tours and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Guided group tours require a fee.
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
By appointment only, 4-week notice required; call Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-5 PM, except federal holidays: 202-633-2796 (voice) or 202-633-8043 (TTY), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AM-4 PM, 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 AM-5 PM, except federal holidays: 202-633-8519 (voice/answering machine) or e-mail: NPGAdultTours@si.edu
By appointment only, 3-week notice required; call Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-5 PM, except federal holidays: 202-633-5535 (voice) or 202-633-9849 (TTY)
For groups of 10 or more, by appointment only, 3-week notice required; call Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-5 PM, 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 AM-5 PM, 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