How many Smithsonian museums are there?
There are 19 museums and galleries, 17 are located in Washington, D.C. and two in New York City.
Learn more about each museum »
When can I visit the museums?
Smithsonian Museums are open daily, seven days a week, closing only on December 25. Each Museum's hours are listed below. Click on links for more details.
Anacostia Community Museum: open 10am - 5pm
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery & Freer Gallery of Art: open 10am - 5:30pm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: open 10am - 5:30pm
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in New York: open M - Th: 10am - 5pm; F: 10am - 9pm; Sa: 10am - 6pm; Su: 12 - 6pm
National Air and Space Museum: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Air and Space Museum - Udvar-Hazy Center: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Museum of African Art: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Museum of American History: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Museum of Natural History: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Museum of the American Indian: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Museum of the American Indian - Heye Center, in New York: open 10am - 5pm
National Portrait Gallery: open 11:30am - 7pm
National Postal Museum: open 10am - 5:30pm
National Zoological Park: grounds open 6am - 6pm; buildings open 10am - 5pm
Ripley Center: open 10am - 5:30pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum: open 11:30am - 7pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery: open 10am - 5:30pm
Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle: open 8:30am - 5:30pm
How much is admission to a Smithsonian Museum?
There is no admission fee to any of the Washington, D.C.-based Smithsonian Museums or the National Zoo. In New York City, general admission to the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is $10 ($5 for seniors and students with IDs). There is no admission fee at the George Gustav Heye Center, the National Museum of the American Indian's New York City location.
What's going on today at the Smithsonian?
View the entire events calendar, and build your own personal itinerary. Plan an exciting and detailed Smithsonian adventure.
What is currently on view?
Here is a list of each museum's exhibitions, new and upcoming.
Where can I find a map of each museum?
Here is the list of each museums' floor plans as well as directions and a map of the National Mall.
Where can I buy a copy of the print version of goSmithsonian, the easy-to-use visitors guide? How much does goSmithsonian guide cost?
The print version of goSmithsonian can be purchased at all Smithsonian museums. The cost is $2.00. They are also available for purchase online. The goSmithsonian printed guide includes offers and coupons that are not offered in the digital version.
What deals do members of the Smithsonian receive?
Are there any special arrangements that must be made in advance for groups of ten or more?
Find information on how to make the most out of exploring the Smithsonian as a group.
What are the newest exhibitions on view?
Here is a list of the recently opened exhibitions, along with a list of shows that will soon be opening.
How does each museum differ?
Here is the complete list of museums and galleries, and the unique offerings that each one offers.
Where can I stay when visiting the Smithsonian's museums?
GoSmithsonian offers a list of area hotels and places to stay that will fit your schedule and budget.
Are there any family friendly restaurants at the Smithsonian?
Here is a list of dining options for every craving.
I've never been to Washington, DC., what's the easiest way to get around?
The National Mall is easy to access from our MetroRail and MetroBus systems. The WMATA website has loads of maps and trip planners to make touring DC hassle free. This page also offers tips on how to travel efficiently throughout the metropolitan area.
Does goSmithsonian offer any discounted deals on hotels and other local attractions?
Here is a list of special offers and VIP packages.
How can I donate to the Smithsonian Institution or support my favorite museum?
Check out the si.edu membership page to learn how you can become a life-long contributor to the Smithsonian.