Is the Smithsonian open right now?
Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle) Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
What are the hours for the Smithsonian museums?
Smithsonian museums are open every day of the year except December 25 unless otherwise noted. Open 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Open 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
How long does it take to get through the Smithsonian Natural History Museum?
Once inside, the average guest stays for about 2 hours. This museum covers the entire world! You can learn about various ecosystems and animal life from dinosaurs to dogs. There is something for everyone!
What is not allowed in the Smithsonian?
Many items are prohibited at all Smithsonian museums. Do not bring sharp items into the museums such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss Army” style knives), screwdrivers, scissors, etc. Other items not permitted include firearms, pepper spray, and Mace.
Can I bring a backpack into the Smithsonian?
We allow backpacks in our museum. Public lockers are not available at this time. Visitors are permitted to bring food and beverages in sealed containers inside a backpack or other bag. It is difficult to say how much time it would take to visit any of the Smithsonian museums.
When is the National Museum of Natural History open?
When is the museum open? During the initial phase of reopening, the National Museum of Natural History is closed on Monday and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except December 25. Are masks still required?
Where is the restroom at the National Museum of Natural History?
A restroom designated for family use is located on the 1st floor of the museum, off of the Sant Ocean Hall. Can I bring my stroller, scooter, walker, wheelchair or any type of mobility device? The museum is accessible to visitors using strollers, scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, and mobility devices.
When do timed passes for the National Museum of Natural History go on sale?
Timed-Passes are released daily at 8:00AM EST for 30 days in the future here. Thirty days before your intended visit date, plan to be online at 8:00AM EST to reserve up to 6 passes. For example: At 8:00AM EDT on August 1st, timed passes for a visit on August 31st will become available.
When to watch feedback loops at National Museum of Natural History?
Get a link to watch the short film “Feedback Loops: Permafrost,” then tune in July 14 for a webinar with climate experts, who will discuss the climate-change impacts of melting permafrost. Then join us July 17 for a family program about animals that live in the rainforest canopy.