Please review our hours and admission information to plan your visit. All Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed on December 25. 

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, Smithsonian museums, research centers, and the National Zoo will remain OPEN through at least Saturday, October 7, by using prior year funds.


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