About Our Museums and Zoo

The world's largest museum complex
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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.

The Smithsonian is home to 21 museums and the National Zoo. While safeguarding and presenting our nations treasures, our museums and zoo also support education, scholarship, and research. Explore our vast online digital resources or plan your visit.

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