Hours and Locations

Smithsonian Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museums
Washington, DC

Haupt Garden open daily dawn to dusk except Dec. 25; all other gardens open 24 hours

Admission is free


The many gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums are a “museum without walls.” All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience of learning, appreciation, and enjoyment. See the map of all Smithsonian Gardens. 


Gardens including a formal parterre, a pollination garden, a WWII vegetable garden, seasonal plants and more.

We encourage the use of public transportation.

Metro Station: Gardens surround our museums, please see Metro information for the museum you are visiting.


There is no public parking facility for Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. A limited number of city-operated metered parking spaces are available, including several accessible parking spaces.

View a map of accessible parking spaces.

Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.
Note: ParkWhiz is a third-party vendor (ParkWhiz Privacy Policy).


While this location does not have dining, view dining options at our other locations.


While this location has no museum store, you can always shop online.