Hours & Payment


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 a minimum of one (1) hour.


  • Tuesdays
  • Select Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
  • Weather Emergencies: Check the museum’s calendar for announcements and updates.
  • 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. We accept any U.S. and most non-U.S. credit, debit, and prepaid or gift cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. We do not accept cash.