Hours & Tickets


Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (last admission, 5 p.m.*); closed Tuesdays.

*The museum closes one hour after last admission.

Hours are subject to change; for the most up-to-date information, call the museum at 202-334-1201 or toll-free at 888-567-4526 prior to your visit.

For self-guided tours, the museum recommends that visitors allow one (1) hour.


  • Tuesdays
  • Select Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
  • Weather Emergencies: The museum will close due to inclement weather when the Federal Government closes. Visit for the Federal Government’s current operating status.
  • Announcements: Check the museum’s calendar for announcements and updates.


General admission to the museum is $5. Admission for students or active military (with ID) is $3. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or over the phone.

Same-Day Tickets: Tickets are sold during regular hours in the museum lobby. Tickets are available for immediate entry. Tickets are subject to availability.

Advance Tickets: Advance tickets may be purchased over the phone (202-334-1201) or in the museum lobby.