Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo Reopening Plans Announced

Per the Smithsonian:

In May, we will reopen seven museums and the National Zoo. Visitors will need to reserve free timed-entry passes. Full reopening information at

Wednesday, May 5: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

Friday, May 14: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture , National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Friday, May 21: National Museum of American History , Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in DC, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Passes are available starting today for the Udvar-Hazy Center. Passes for other locations will be available one week before their scheduled openings.

Some sites will have reduced hours. They all will have added health and safety measures, including limiting the number of people in our spaces, social distancing, face coverings, enhanced cleaning and hand-sanitizing stations. We ask visitors who are sick or feel unwell to please stay home.

Our outdoor Smithsonian Gardens have reopened. All other museums will remain closed.


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