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Today, Friday, January 19, the following Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., are open: 

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Virginia

All other D.C. museums, including the National Zoo, are closed today. 

The Smithsonian is home to 21 museums and the National Zoo. While safeguarding and presenting our nations treasures, our museums and zoo also support education, scholarship, and research. Explore our vast online digital resources or plan your visit.

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