Hours and Admission

Visiting our museums and zoo

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Admission is free of charge at all museums and the zoo except the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Timed-entry passes are only required at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Zoo, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. All Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed on December 25. 

Please review our tips and guidelines since COVID-19 protocols and mask requirements are subject to change.

As we reopen, we’re putting safety first. Please review our hours and admission information and tips and safety protocols to plan your visit. All Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed on December 25. 

 

Anacostia Community Museum
Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Closed Sunday through Tuesday)
Open every day starting May 30

Arts and Industries Building
Open through July 6, 2022
Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesdays
Extended hours Friday and Saturday until 7 p.m.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Mondays
Open every day starting May 30
Sculpture Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC)
Closed until fall 2022

National Air and Space Museum Steven F.
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National Museum of African American
History and Culture

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Reserve Free Passes »

National Museum of African Art
Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesdays
Open every day starting May 30

National Museum of American History
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National Museum of the American Indian (DC)
Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Mondays
Open every day starting May 30

National Museum of Asian Art
(Freer and Sackler Galleries)
Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesdays
Open every day starting May 30

National Museum of Natural History
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Open every day 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Mondays
Open every day starting May 30

National Postal Museum
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Open every day 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Mondays
Open every day starting May 30

Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle)
Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Smithsonian's National Zoo
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reserve Free Passes »

Smithsonian Gardens
Haupt Garden open daily dawn to dusk
All others open 24 hours


New York

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Open every day starting May 30
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Reserve Tickets »

National Museum of the American Indian (NY) 
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Open every day starting May 30