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Smithsonian Museums of Washington
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Distance from hotel: 17.2 miles
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Smithsonian Museums: Art, History and American Culture

The world's largest museum and research complex, The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries, along with the National Zoological Park. Discover stunning masterpieces and history at the American Art Museum, American History Museum, African Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Portrait Gallery. Enjoy outdoor garden exhibitions, designed to complement the extraordinary collections inside the museums. Explore 156 million artifacts, artworks and specimens that offer insight into our planet's past, present and future. With an endless array of fascinations, the Smithsonian Museums will keep you and the family entertained for days.

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Admission is free

Hours -

Open daily. Most museums are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery are open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For schedules, visit www.si.edu/visit/hours.

Events

  • Smithsonian Holiday Festival
  • Discovery Theater
  • Speakers and Demonstrations

Activities

  • Exhibits
  • Gardens
  • Artifacts
  • Planetarium
  • Galleries
  • IMAX Theater

FAQs

  • Are there any gift shops or stores in the museums?

    Every museum includes its own store with unique gifts related to relevant subject matter. For example, the Air and Space Museum store offers space and aviation themed merchandise, while the Natural History Museum store offers jewelry, books, plush animals and educational toys.
  • Are there any attractions for children?

    The Smithsonian Museums provide abundant educational opportunities for children, along with fun interactive opportunities. Among the most popular include the flight and ride simulators, carousel, IMAX movies, Planetarium and the National Zoo.

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