Henry the Elephant in the Rotunda

On June 23 the Smithsonian marks the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by staying open late and hosting parties, programs, and performances. Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight welcoming visitors to the free festivities.

The Museum’s cafeteria is being renovated to better serve our visitors. A temporary cafeteria featuring sandwiches, salads, hot and cold drinks, and desserts is now open on our second floor. A light menu is also available at Café Natural on the ground floor. Outside food is prohibited in the Museum. There is no designated seating area for school or tour groups.