Hours and Admission

Visiting our museums and zoo

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Admission is free of charge at all locations except the Cooper Hewitt in New York.

All Washington, D.C.–area museums and the American Indian Museum in New York are open every day of the year except December 25. The Cooper Hewitt in New York is closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

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

Operating Hours

Anacostia Community Museum
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Arts and Industries Building
Temporarily closed

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Sculpture Garden
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Reserve Free Passes »

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

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of African American
History and Culture

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday
12 to 5:30 p.m. Monday
Reserve Free Passes »

National Museum of African Art
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of American History
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closing at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8

National Museum of the American Indian (DC)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of Asian Art
(Freer and Sackler Galleries)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
 

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

National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum

11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

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

Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
(Nov. 18: 2:30 p.m closing)

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

Smithsonian's National Zoo
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (July 1 to Sept. 30)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Oct. 1 to June 30)
Reserve Free Passes »

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


New York

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Reserve Tickets »

National Museum of the American Indian (NY) 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily