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Smithsonian Museums in
Washington, D.C.

American Art Museum

Colonial to present-day American Art.

Anacostia Community Museum

Documents and preserves communities’ memories, struggles, and successes, and offers a platform where diverse voices and cultures can be heard.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art together form the National Museum of Asian Art in the United States.

Freer Gallery of Art

Antique ceramic arts from Asia, plus unique prints, scarves, bags, and Eastern Music.

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Contemporary and Modern Art Museum with particular emphasis on art made during the last 50 years.

National Air and Space Museum

Home to the world's largest collection of air and spacecraft, as well as flight simulators, a planetarium, Imax movies and much much more.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

From telling the stories of slavery to celebrating the Civil Rights Movement, and accomplishments of African Americans in politics, music, art, sports, and other segments of American life.

National Museum of African Art

This museum's collections include 9,000 works of traditional and contemporary African art from both Sub-Saharan and North Africa, 300,000 photographs, and 50,000 library volumes.

National Museum of American History

This museum features all things American.

National Museum of Natural History

Tells the history of the planet and are a record of human interaction with the environment and one another. Has 145 million items in more than 1.5 million sq ft of exhibitions.

National Museum of the American Indian

This museum is full of 12,000 years of history of 1200 indigenous cultures.

National Portrait Gallery

Truly a portrait of America that seizes and interprets the Nation's visage throughout the ages.

National Postal Museum

This museum about mail service is in a Historic City Post Office and features interactive displays, rotating stamp collections, and wartime letters.

National Zoo

Set on 163 acres in Northwest DC, the zoo us home to about 1500 animals of 300 species.

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

American craft and decorative arts from the 19th to 21st century.

Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Institution Building is a great place to start exploring Washington DC.

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