As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Plan Your Visit

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed.

We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on this site and on social media.

While we are closed, you can stay connected to the museum virtually. Our website offers many ways to explore history, including online exhibitions, educator resources, activities for kids, and our online collections. Discover the museum through a variety of online tours, linked from this page. Follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also find museum-inspired gifts at our online store.