Smithsonian Museum is open every day of the week, including on most national holidays. All locations are open from morning till late evening. Keep in mind that Smithsonian hours may be slightly varied across different locations. Nevertheless, most locations strictly conform to the hours below.
What Time Does Smithsonian Close & Open on Weekdays?
Most Smithsonian Museums open at 10 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Keep in mind that there may be a slight variation in its operating hours. For this reason, you may come across some of its locations that open and close under slightly different hours. In addition, do not forget that there may be some adjustments on some national holidays. See more details about holiday hours below.
Is Smithsonian Open on Saturday and Sunday?
Smithsonian Museums are open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note that weekend hours may also slightly vary across different locations. Also, some museums may decide to operate under slightly modified hours on weekends.
|Days||Opening and Closing Time|
|Monday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||10 AM – 5:30 PM|
Smithsonian Holiday Hours
Smithsonian museums will be closed on Christmas Day. Nonetheless, they will remain open on the rest of the holidays provided below. Bear in mind that there is likely going to be some adjustments on some of these holidays.
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1||Wednesday||Regular Hours|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan 18||Monday||Regular Hours|
|Presidents’ Day||Feb 15||Monday||Regular Hours|
|Good Friday||April 2||Friday||Regular Hours|
|Easter||April 4||Sunday||Regular Hours|
|Memorial Day||May 31||Monday||Regular Hours|
|Independence Day||Jul 4||Sunday||Regular Hours|
|Labor Day||May 1||Saturday||Regular Hours|
|Columbus Day||Oct 11||Monday||Regular Hours|
|Veterans Day||Nov 11||Thursday||Regular Hours|
|Day Before Thanksgiving||Nov 24||Wednesday||Regular Hours|
|Thanksgiving||Nov 25||Thursday||Regular Hours|
|Black Friday||Nov 26||Friday||Regular Hours|
|Christmas Eve||Dec 24||Friday||Regular Hours|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25||Saturday||Closed|
|Day After Christmas||Dec 26||Sunday||Regular Hours|
|New Year’s Eve||Dec 31||Friday||Regular Hours|