The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers are our highest priority. To help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Museum is closed to the public. Please check the website before planning a visit to the Museum. Thank you for your understanding.
The Museum is located on the National Mall and is open every day except for Yom Kippur and Christmas.
Entrance to the Museum is free, but timed tickets are required to view the Permanent Exhibition between March and August.
Groups of 40 or more people can use our group reservation system to plan their visits.
Whether you have an hour or the whole day, our visit planner will help you make the most of your time at the Museum and includes a free gift offer.
What to do if you have as little as 30 minutes or more than two hours to explore
The Museum is fully accessible to visitors who use mobility assistive devices. Tours and assistive tools are available for the blind, low vision, deaf, and hard of hearing visitors.
The Museum Cafe is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and snacks in between. Click here for menus, location, and online ordering.
See what exhibitions are currently on display as well as when special events will take place during your visit.