City Information


The DC government has allowed for unlimited capacity at museums and attractions, however, individual entities may impose their own capacity limits. Visit the Smithsonian Institution’s website for all hours of operation, a full schedule, and admission information. Most Smithsonian museums no longer require timed-entry passes. Free timed passes are still required at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian's National Zoo

Visitors to the Smithsonian museums do not have to wear masks. Please note that some Smithsonian museums in DC are operating on a modified schedule to accommodate staff shortages. Some museums have temporarily closed one day out of the week.

On Mondays, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenRenwick GallerySmithsonian American Art MuseumNational Portrait Gallery, and National Museum of the American Indian are closed.

On Tuesdays, the National Museum of Asian ArtNational Museum of African Art, and Arts and Industries Building are closed. The Anacostia Community Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday. 

Note: The National Air and Space Museum is closed for renovation until fall 2022, but its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, remains open daily.

Theaters/Cinemas/Concert Venues/Entertainment Centers

Most venues require proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. Check venue websites for more information.


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Free Experiences

Discover the best free experiences, attractions, and things to do in the nation's capital. Check out the top free things to do in DC list here.

Don’t miss the 2022 Washington, DC Official Visitor’s Guide here.

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