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Upcoming Events


Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation - This exhibit explores the heritage, daily experience, and diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States. On view until August 16, 2015. Learn more…
Unintended Journeys
Unintended Journeys - Images by Magnum Photos photographers examine the plight of environmental refugees, especially those displaced within the last decade due to natural disasters and global climate change. Exhibit on view through August 13, 2014. Learn more..
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code - This exhibit looks at the basic instructions inside all living things on Earth. Discover how your genomes are key to everything from curing cancer to tracing the migrations of our ancient ancestors. On view until September 1, 2014.
Cerro Ballena
Cerro Ballena (meaning whale hill) is a unique site in the Atacama Desert of Chile containing the fossils of ancient whales and other marine vertebrates. The website Cerroballena.si.edu shares the paleontological discoveries from this site made by Chilean and Smithsonian scientists.
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Now Playing in the Johnson IMAX® Theater

  • Q?rius (pronounced curious). Unlock your world at qrius.si.edu.
  • Live Butterfly Pavilion. SpotaButterfly.com
  • Ocean Portal: Find Your Blue
  • The Rex Room

Located at 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. 20560 [MAPS]
(202) 633-1000

Free admission. Open every day except Dec. 25 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Our hours are extended on select days.