NMAI in Washington, DC
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Hours & Admission
imagiNATIONS Activity Center:
10 AM–5 PM; closed Mondays
11 AM–3 PM
Mitsitam Espresso Coffee Bar:
10 AM–5 PM
10 AM–5:15 PM
The Lelawi Theater is closed February 21–March 24, 2017, for projector replacement.
The NMAI is located on the National Mall between the National Air and Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building.
L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow lines), exit Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums
Lines 30, 32, 34–36—Friendship Heights/Southern Avenue
Parking is available at meters on the surrounding streets and in local paid parking garages. There are nine bus drop-off only spaces on Maryland Avenue accessible from 3rd Street.
The NMAI building is accessible to people with disabilities.
Check the Smithsonian website for security procedures at Smithsonian museums.