African Art MuseumIncluding such highlights as The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection, this museum exhibits examples of traditional and contemporary art from the African continent.
Air and Space MuseumThe Smithsonian Institution's most popular attraction based on attendance, the National Air and Space Museum plays host to 23 galleries that explore the history of flight. See a full-scale mock-up of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Apollo 11 command module, SpaceShipOne, the Spirit of St. Louis and the 1903 Wright Flyer
Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy CenterWhat exhibits are too large to house on the national mall are held here including; Space Shuttle Discovery, B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, Concorde, Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, and Boeing Stratoliner.
American Art MuseumAmerican Artworks-including paintings, sculpture, photographs, folk art, and decorative arts stretching from the colonial period to today
American History MuseumHome to some of America's most prized artifacts including; Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem; Washington's uniform; Jefferson's lap desk; Dorothy's ruby slippers.
American Indian MuseumHousing an extensive collection of historical Native art and cultural objects.
Anacostia Community MuseumLocated in the Southeast of DC, this museum exhibits African American history and culture from the 1800s to the present.
Arts and Industries BuildingCurrently under renovations, the building was original home of the National Museum.
Freer Gallery of ArtOne of the world's greatest collections of Asian art, including Chinese paintings, Indian sculpture, Islamic painting and metalware, Japanese lacquer, Korean ceramics, Whistler's Peacock Room.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenContemporary style comes alive within this cylindrical building and sunken sculpture garden. Within the formation include sculptures by Rodin, Matisse, and Moore.
National ZooOne of the world's most renown zoos, the National Zoological Park hosts over 2000 animals from over 400 different species including giant pandas, great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, exotic birds, and more.
Natural History MuseumThis family favorite offers an array of incredible exhibits and rare objects, including a butterfly habitat, a life-size whale, dinosaur bones and the awe-inspiring Hope Diamond. Watch a 3D film at the museum's IMAX theater and look for the enormous stuffed African elephant in the rotunda.
Portrait GallerySpanning from pre-colonial times to the modern age covering some of the most impactful figures the gallery features anything from poets to presidents visionaries to villains. The gallery also hosts the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House.
Postal MuseumDevoted to the history of America's mail service and the hobby of stamp collecting. Highlights include; three vintage mail planes; stagecoach; 1931 Ford Model A postal truck; replica of a railway car; letters; updated exhibition on the Pony Express; special exhibits of rare and important stamps.
Renwick GalleryCurrently under renovations until 2016, the gallery exhibits American contemporary arts from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Important pieces include: Larry Fuente's Game Fish, and Wendell Castle's Ghost Clock.
Sackler GalleryFeatures exhibitions of Asian art from ancient times to contemporary including South Asian sculpture, Chinese jades and bronzes, and modern Japanese ceramics.
Smithsonian Institution Building, The CastleMain hub to the Smithsonian branches including the Information Center and Smithsonian headquarters.
Hours -10:00 am - 5:30 am regular hours / 10:00 am - 7:30 pm summer hours
Prices -Free of charge
- 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Asia After Dark: Bollywood and Beyond
- Beau Willimon on Creating House of Cards
- Kenya: Sculpture Stones and Rock Art
- Summer Concert Series: The United States Air Force Airmen of Note and Air Force Strings
- Air and Space Museum
- American Art Museum
- American History Museum
- National Zoo
- Natural History Museum
- Smithsonian IMAX® Theaters
- Albert Einstein Planetarium
Map/DirectionsDriving Direction to Smithsonian Museums
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