What Time Does Smithsonian Close & Open?

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.

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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.

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Smithsonian Hours

DaysOpening and Closing Time
Monday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday10 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday10 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.

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New Year’s DayJan 1WednesdayRegular Hours
Martin Luther King DayJan 18MondayRegular Hours
Presidents’ DayFeb 15MondayRegular Hours
Good FridayApril 2FridayRegular Hours
EasterApril 4SundayRegular Hours
Memorial DayMay 31MondayRegular Hours
Independence DayJul 4SundayRegular Hours
Labor DayMay 1SaturdayRegular Hours
Columbus DayOct 11MondayRegular Hours
Veterans DayNov 11ThursdayRegular Hours
Day Before ThanksgivingNov 24WednesdayRegular Hours
ThanksgivingNov 25ThursdayRegular Hours
Black FridayNov 26FridayRegular Hours
Christmas EveDec 24FridayRegular Hours
Christmas DayDec 25SaturdayClosed
Day After ChristmasDec 26SundayRegular Hours
New Year’s EveDec 31FridayRegular Hours