S. Dillon Ripley Center

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1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

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10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission is free

About

Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses the Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service.

Highlights

Changing exhibitions, The Smithsonian Associates, and the Discovery Theater.

We encourage the use of public transportation.

Metro Station: Smithsonian (Mall exit)

There is no public parking facility for Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Limited 3-hour metered parking and commercial lots are available—see parking map. Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.

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