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 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.