Hours and Admission

Visiting our museums and zoo

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Admission is free of charge at all museums and the zoo except the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Timed-entry passes are only required at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Zoo, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. All Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed on December 25. 

Please review our tips and guidelines since COVID-19 protocols and mask requirements are subject to change.

As we reopen, we’re putting safety first. Please review our hours and admission information and tips and safety protocols to plan your visit. All Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed on December 25. 

 

Anacostia Community Museum
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Arts and Industries Building
Open through July 6, 2022
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
Extended hours Friday and Saturday until 7 p.m.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Sculpture Garden
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC)
Closed until fall 2022

National Air and Space Museum Steven F.
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of African American
History and Culture

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Reserve Free Passes »

National Museum of African Art
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of American History
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of the American Indian (DC)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of Asian Art
(Freer and Sackler Galleries)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of Natural History
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum

11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

National Postal Museum
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle)
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Smithsonian's National Zoo
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (July 1 to Sept. 30)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Oct. 1 to June 30)
Reserve Free Passes »

Smithsonian Gardens
Haupt Garden open daily dawn to dusk
All others open 24 hours


New York

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Reserve Tickets »

National Museum of the American Indian (NY) 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily