Open daily except December 25, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20560
Admission is FREE to the museum and programs, except where noted.
Special message to visitors: The National Museum of Natural History remains temporarily closed, but select Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open. To see the locations that are currently open under the Smithsonian’s phased reopening plan, view the Smithsonian visitor information page.
In addition, this closure includes access to the NMNH collections via scientific visits or outgoing loans. Users may continue to access collections information via collections.si.edu. Please do not ship collections such as returned loans to the museum at this time. We will reopen when we are advised that it is safe to do so.