As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public. Outdoor gardens and exhibitions are open, no passes required.
The Smithsonian offers a wide range of opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. Arrange a Smithsonian field trip for your school group.
Learn about reserving required passes for educational group visits.
Pre-registration is required for all school visits. Guided programs are also available with registration.
Reserve programs in advance, including IMAX films, planetarium shows, tours, demonstrations, discovery stations, and more.
Plan your field trip to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia and reserve programs.
Learn about registering for a guided tour or planning a self-guided tour.
Information on visiting and online registration to help us better serve you.
Discover new perspectives on American Indian history, culture, and contemporary lives through a shared experience, facilitated with dialogue, in the museum's exhibitions.
Guided school tours introduce students to the New York museum's collections and discuss topics relevant to the curriculum.
School groups can book tours which usually include a complementary activity.
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York offers free, dynamic educational programs for K–12 school groups.
Docent-led tours are offered for students and schools by reservation.
Register your school group for a guided tour. Tours are led by enthusiastic Gallery Guides who are also artists and educators.
Resources for planning a visit and registration for school programs.
Bring your class to the museum for a school program led by museum educators, or choose a distance learning option.
Standards-based, themed gallery tours facilitated by specially trained gallery educators and complements curricula in art, history, social studies, and language arts.
Free student programs designed to adhere to local and national standards of learning.
Engage your students with science and research in an outdoor field setting.
Enrich the Smithsonian experience by extending the museum experience into an outdoor living classroom.
School groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts on dining, IMAX theaters, the Einstein Planetarium, and other paid attractions.