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S. Dillon Ripley Center

Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses The Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service.

Highlights Changing exhibitions, The Smithsonian Associates, and the Discovery Theater.

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission is FREE


1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

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Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit)

There is no parking at the museum. Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages.
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