smithsonian closing

Due to a second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the USA two iconic Washington attractions will be temporarily closing starting today, November 23, 2020.

Overall, the closures that have been announced are going to affect eight famous attractions in the DC area. They include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History, the national Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Zoo, the Renwick Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Smithsonian did initially close in March, before reopening in a minor capacity to the public in September of this year. Now, they will be closing without announcing any intended date to reopen, due to the changing situation.

Though the famous museums are closing today, you can still view the virtual exhibitions, plus the Smithsonian’s world class online collections. We’ll keep you posted with any future updates.