All Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo Remain Open, Events Canceled

March 12, 2020
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At this time, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open during their regularly scheduled hours. As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all rentals, public events, programming and gatherings through May 3.

The Smithsonian will notify registered attendees and ticket holders of cancelations, rescheduling opportunities and the refund process. Visitors should refer to the online events calendar for updates at

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