Museum and Zoo Hours

Smithsonian museums are open every day of the year except December 25, unless otherwise noted. Special spring, summer, and holiday hours are determined annually; see Special Hours below.

Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

  • Smithsonian Castle: Visitor Center

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (Oct. 1–Mar.14: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • National Zoo

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

  • African American History and Culture Museum
  • African Art Museum
  • Air and Space Museum and Hazy Center
  • American History Museum
  • American Indian Museum
  • Freer|Sackler Galleries
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Postal Museum
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Ripley Center

    Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

    • Anacostia Community Museum
    • National Museum of American Indian Heye Center (NYC)
      (Thursdays until 8 p.m.)

    Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (NYC)
      (Saturdays until 9 p.m.)
      Closed Thanksgiving and December 25

    Open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery

    Special Hours

    • NASM = Air and Space Museum
    • NMAAHC = African American Museum: TIMED PASSES REQUIRED
    • NMAH = American History Museum
    • NMNH = Natural History Museum
    • UHC = Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center