|Air & Space Museum
The Air & Space Museum is one of the essential stops on a
visit to Washington D.C. It is the most visited museum in the world for good reason, as
exhibits like the Wright Brothers plane, the Apollo 11 command module and IMAX
movies never fail to captivate young and old alike.
Arts & Industry Building
Site of James Garfields inaugural Ball, the Arts and
Industries Building houses changing exhibits from other Smithsonian Museums as well as its
collection of Victorian era machinery.
The Freer Gallery of Art
The Freer Gallery of Art is a member of the Smithsonian Family of
Museums and Galleries. It contains over 26,000 works of art from Japan, China and the Far
The Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Gallery
The Hirshhorn Museum houses the Smithsonians collection of
modern and contemporary art. The drum-shaped building is located next to the Air and Space
Museum and has a fascinating sculpture garden across the street.
National Postal Museum
A new member to the Smithsonian Family of Museums and Galleries,
the National Postal Museum chronicles the history of the U.S. mail. Complete with
interactive displays, models and over 55,000 stamps the National Postal Museum has
activities for visitors of all ages.
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History chronicles the development
of man, animals and nature from prehistoric times to the present. Exhibits include
fossils, a living coral reef and of course the Hope diamond. Kids will love the writhing
O. Orkin Insect Zoo.
||National Museum of
The National Museum of American History helps the Smithsonian earn
the nickname of "the nations attic". One can view the momentos of a
nation ranging from the flag that inspired " The Star Spangled Banner" to
Fonzies leather jacket.
National Gallery Of Art
The National Gallery of Art is a world-renowned collection of American and
European paintings, sculptures and graphic arts. Separated by 4th street on the National
Mall, the National Gallery is divided into the West Building and the East Building
designed by I.M. Pei.
National Museum of African
The National Museum of African Art is a Smithsonian museum dedicated to the
art of sub-Saharan Africa. Located next to the Castle on the National Mall, the National
Museum of African Art has over 7,000 artifacts in its collection.
National Portrait Gallery
Along with the National Museum of American Art, The National
Portrait Gallery is located in the beautiful Old Patent Office just off the National Mall.
The Gallerys exhibitions focus on American history and the art of portraiture.
The Smithsonian Institution Building, better known as the Castle,
is a Norman-style red sandstone building on the National Mall. It is the first Smithsonian
building ever built, and now houses the Smithsonian Information Center.