900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington 20560
Daily 10:00am- 5:30pm
If the Smithsonian is the nations attic, then The Arts and Industries Building is
the attics attic. The Smithsonian would like to open the National African American
Museum here in 2002, so some exhibits have already been moved in, but they are an odd
combination with the locomotive and steam engines that now have no home.
However, the Arts and Industries Building is still a worthwhile trip. The Discovery
room offers great kids shows and programs (call to find out showtimes) , and the old
carousel in front of the building is a nice diversion.