Smithsonian Institution - Museums of AmericaWith 19 unique museums and a world-renowned zoo, the Smithsonian Institution is one of the country's most popular destinations for Washington, D.C. visitors. Established in 1855, the Smithsonian offers visitors a chance to explore the world of science, industry, history, and art in a wide range of forms and formats. From life-sized rockets and airplanes at the Air & Space Museum and dinosaur bones at the National Museum of Natural History to sculptural masterpieces at the Hirshhorn Museum and giant pandas at the National Zoo, The Smithsonian Institution offers something exciting, interesting and truly educational for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Smithsonian captures the culture, heritage and future of America.
Prices -Admission to all Smithsonian museums and the zoo is free.
Hours -The Smithsonian Castle is open daily from 8:30am-5:30pm. Most Smithsonian museums are open daily from 10am-5:30pm.
- Living Earth Festival
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival
- Brew at the Zoo
- IMAX theaters
- Guided tours
- Exhibits and exhibitions
- Family events