Due to the snowstorm, all our Capital Region museums and the National Zoo will be closed today except for the American History Museum and the African American Museum, which are open. The American Indian Museum in New York is closed.
Airbus IMAX® Theater
Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on admission to daytime educational films at the Airbus IMAX Theater.
Groups receive 1 complimentary ticket per every 20 purchased (excludes bulk vouchers). Discounts available for advanced sales only. Discount not applicable for same day purchases. Additional discounts available for Title I schools. Restrictions apply.
IMAX Theater Vouchers (Bulk) $6 each
Need some flexibility? Groups can purchase vouchers to the Smithsonian IMAX Theaters and Planetarium in bulk. Vouchers are good for any daytime educational film.
Minimum order of 50, no complimentary vouchers issued. No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/29/18. 2018 vouchers can be exchanged for 2019 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales & Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/21/18.
IMAX On Demand
View a special morning screening of your favorite IMAX film before the museum opens. IMAX On Demand screenings are offered for groups of 50 or more (80 for Title I Schools) every morning around 9:00am. Minimum 1 week notice required to book dates, film choices are subject to availability.
Discovery: Space Mission Hubble
Join a crew of brave astronauts on the flight deck of shuttle Discovery and blast off into space to witness the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope! Glimpse far-away galaxies, stars and nebulae and brace yourself for a fiery re-entry as you make a supersonic descent back to Earth. Now is your chance to be a Discovery astronaut!
Hop into the open cockpit of a triplane and head into danger with the most infamous ace of World War I. Experience barnstorming aerial maneuvers and heroic engagement with a sky full of airplanes in this intense aerial dogfight over European towns and battlefields.
Interactive Flight Simulators:
Climb aboard and try your skills at air-to-air combat in numerous historic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and many more. Launch your sortie and take to the skies as you climb, dive, and roll your simulator in 360-degree barrel rolls.
Important Information for Simulator Rides:
Riders must be 42" (approximately 107 centimeters) tall for the Ride Simulators unless accompanied by an adult. Riders must be 48" (approximately 122 centimeters) tall to ride the Interactive Flight Simulators. All simulators are full motion rides so people with back, neck, heart trouble or those who are pregnant should not ride.