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Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. As we gradually reopen the museums, we’re putting safety first and requiring free timed-entry passes. See our reopening schedule to plan your visit. Outdoor gardens and exhibitions are open.

Even when we are closed, you can visit us from home. Learn how Smithsonian cares and explore our digital resources, including online events, exhibitions, and podcasts. You can also find curated museum-inspired gifts at our online store.

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