Smithsonian Museum

Overview

"The Smithsonian offers eleven museums and galleries on the National Mall and six other museums and the National Zoo in the greater National Capital Area. In New York City, we invite you to tour two museums in historic settings."
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

Smithsonian Museum 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, USA, Non UK, DC 20002
Phone: 202.633.2921

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The museum has accessible facilities and at least one entrance that is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. View our Accessibility Map (PDF) for accessbible entrances, parking, and more.

Free manual wheelchair loans available at every museum in Washington, D.C., and the National Zoo on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are welcome to use their own mobility devices. Please note this does not include devices used strictly for recreational purposes.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
The museum also features open captioning of exhibition videos and audio description incorporated into some exhibitions.


In addition, tactile elements are included throughout the museums. Tactile and/or verbal description tours can be arranged by contacting a museum; two weeks advance notice is appreciated. For details, visit the museums' websites below.

Access services for public programs can be arranged by contacting the museum in advance.

IMAX movies shown during regular museum hours of operation offer assistive listening devices, audio-description and rear-window captioning. For details, view our IMAX Theater and Planetarium Accessibility FAQ.
The Smithsonian Guide and Map is available in Braille onsite at the museum information desks. A large print version (PDF) of the Guide and Map is available online and onsite at museum information desks.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
The museum also features open captioning of exhibition videos and audio description incorporated into some exhibitions.

Sign language interpretation for scheduled tours can be arranged by contacting the museum; two weeks advance notice is appreciated.

IMAX movies shown during regular museum hours of operation offer assistive listening devices, audio-description and rear-window captioning. For details, view our IMAX Theater and Planetarium Accessibility FAQ.