National Museum of Natural History

Atrium Café
Kids of all ages will delight in the food choices at the Atrium Café. Diners may choose from pizza, a variety of hot dogs, or pick up a specialty sandwich and a cup of soup. Hamburgers, chicken tenders and salads are always available. Guests can finish their meal with a dinosaur cookie, pastry or ice cream.

Dining Dollars Food Vouchers
Available in denominations of $12, $15 or $20, Dining Dollars are good for face value and can be used towards the purchase of any food item and include a complimentary soft drink.
No change given. If value is exceeded, patron agrees to pay difference, including tax.

Kids Meal Vouchers (Bulk) $9 each
Discounted meal options are available for kids ages 12 and under. 
Choose from the following options:
Hot Dog OR Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
All options served with whole fruit or 1 oz. chips, 20 oz. fountain beverage.

Adult Meal Vouchers (Bulk) $12 each
​Choose from the following options:
Option 1:  Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
Option 2:  Entrée Salad
Option 3:  Slice of Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

All options served with whole fruit OR 1 oz. chips, 20 oz. fountain beverage.

Breakfast
Start the day with a group breakfast at the Smithsonian! Breakfast menus are offered daily from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Continental Breakfast $12 per person
Assorted pastries, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

The All American Breakfast $12.95 per person
Featuring a spread of cage-free scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, choice of one breakfast meat: pork country sausage, turkey sausage, or sugar cured ham steak, and biscuits. Selection of coffee & teas fresh squeezed orange juice included. 
Breakfast is also available at the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Castle.

Dinner $15.95 per person
Unwind after a day of exploration with dinner at the Atrium Café. Visitors can choose from a variety of food options that accommodate all dietary needs.
Available from 5:30-7 p.m., also available at the National Museum of American History.

Entrées (Pick 1):

  • Baked Quarter Chicken
  • Lasagna
  • Sides (Pick 2):
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • House Salad

Served with:

  • Dinner Roll or Garlic Bread
  • Fountain Drink or Milk
  • Cookie or Ice Cream Sandwich

Dinner $18.95 per person
Unwind after a day of exploration with dinner at the Atrium Café. Visitors can choose from a variety of food options that accommodate all dietary needs.
Available from 5:30-7 p.m., also available at the National Museum of American History.

Entrées:

  • Baked Quarter Chicken
  • Lasagna
  • Sides (Pick 2):
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • House Salad

Served with:

  • Dinner Roll or Garlic Bread
  • Fountain Drink or Milk
  • Cookie or Ice Cream Sandwich

 Dinner must be booked at least 72 hours in advance and have a minimum of 40 guests. 

For Dining Dollars, Kids Meal and Adult Meal Vouchers, the following restrictions apply:
Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Minimum order of 10, no complimentary vouchers issued. No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/30/17. 2017 vouchers can be exchanged for 2018 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales & Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/28/17.

Food-Allergic Individuals: Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facility. Please direct questions to the restaurant manager.

Butterfly + Plants: Partners in Evolution 

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! This tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid sold out time-slots. Tickets are required and are timed-entry in 15-minute intervals, 40 tickets per timeslot. One chaperone per 10 students is required to enter the pavilion.

The Butterfly Pavilion is a brightly lit space filled with living plants and many different butterflies. The climate-controlled environment is kept at 80°F, and 80% humidity. The pavilion is handicap accessible. However, neither strollers nor camera tripods are permitted in the space.