As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and New York City, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14.
Bring your class to the museum for a school program led by museum educators. During the school year, we offer free programs for grades K-12. Browse school programs and register.
Registered Self-Guided Experiences
The museum offers a new self-guided program for youth and adult tour groups. To receive a special self-guided experience, groups of 20 or more visitors must pre-register at least two weeks in advance of their anticipated visit.