Our Museums, Galleries, and Zoo

19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, and a zoo

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The Smithsonian offers eleven museums and galleries on the National Mall plus six other museums and the National Zoo in the greater National Capital Area. In New York City, we invite you to tour two museums in historic settings.

Not near a Smithsonian museum? Look for exhibitions and affiliate museums in your community.

As we gradually reopen the Smithsonian, we’re putting safety first with new measures in place to protect everyone’s health. Free timed-entry passes are required for entry at most of our reopened museums, galleries, and the zoo. Smithsonian Gardens and the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden and plaza are open, no passes required.

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