Corcoran Gallery of Art
(202) 639-1703. $6 General Admission.
500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Farragut West.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; open to 9:00 pm on Thursday.
American art from colonial times to present. The Corcoran offers private tours for groups of 15 or more. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Depending on availability, visits of groups of 15 to 50 people may be scheduled during the week at designated tour times. A fee of $2 per person, in addition to admission, is charged for group tours.
International Spy Museum
(866) 779-6873. Admission: $18 Adults (12 to 64); $17 Seniors, Military, Intelligence; $15 Children (5 to 11).
800 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Metro Stop: Gallery Place-Chinatown.
Open daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm on Saturdays except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. It features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display. Last admission to the Permanent Exhibition is two hours before closing.
(410) 576-3800. $21.95 Adults, $20.95 Senior, $12.95 Child.
501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD.
Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Over 10,500 animals. More than 560 species of fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
(866) 272-6272. Free Admission.
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial..
Open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday - Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Repository for legislative documents and historical records of Federal Government. Includes the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
National Building Museum
(202) 272-2448. Suggested donation: $5 per person.
401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Judiciary Square.
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am - 5pm.
Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum has become one of the world’s most prominent and vital venues for informed, reasoned debate about the built environment and its impact on people’s lives. The National Building Museum offers a variety of tours that explore the history of the Museum's historic home, current ground-breaking exhibitions, local construction projects, recently completed buildings in the area, and more.
National Gallery of Art
(202) 737-4215. Free Admission.
4th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial, Smithsonian.
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
World masterpieces from medieval times to the present. The East Wing highlights contemporary art. Visit the website for information on various tours available.
(888) 639-7386. Admission: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $12 Youth.
Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial.
Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Interactive news museum that lets you see and experience how and why the news is made. Visitors act as reporters, news anchors.
(202) 633-1000. Free Admission.
National Mall, Washington, DC. Metro: Smithsonian.
Most museums are open daily, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, except December 25.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. Most museums offer free highlights tours.
American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
Anacostia Community Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American Art
National Museum of American History
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of Natural History
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle
United States Botanic Garden
(202) 225-8333. Free Admission.
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Federal Center SW, Capitol South.
Open daily 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. More than 8,000 varieties of exoctic flowers, fruits, and plants.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(202) 488-0400. Free Admission.
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Smithsonian.
Open daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, except Yom Kippur and Christmas.
Memorial Museum for all Holocaust victims and survivors. Free timed passes are necessary for entrance to the Permanent Exhibition.