ABout the Smithsonian

Things you may not know

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You can't just "go to the Smithsonian" in DC! The Smithsonian actually includes 19 museums + the National Zoo!

What is the smithsonian? 


Many of the popular museums are on the National Mall but you'll also find museums in Chinatown and Anacostia. Two are even located in New York City!

Location, Location 

What kinds of Museums are there? 

Most Visited 

Natural History

Fossils, gems

American History

Politics & pop culture 

African American History 

Spend all day!

Air & Space 

Indoor and outdoor habitats

National Zoo 

+another in Virginia


The Hirshhorn 

Contemporary Art 

Freer & Slackler Galliers 

Asian Art 

African Art 

Contemporary Art 

The Renwick 

The Portrait Gallery

American Presidents & more 

Modern and Classic


You don't have to go inside a building to enjoy the museums. Don't miss the art at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is also on The Mall but isn't part of the Smithsonian.

Scuplture Gardens


This museum was recently renovated and includes a planetarium. You can also visit the Udvar-Hazy museum in Chantilly, VA to see some of the biggest aircrafts. 

The Air and SPace Museum