Group Visits & Tours

Group Visits to the Museum
Groups of ten or more planning to visit the NMAI in Washington, D.C., are strongly encouraged to reserve entry via online reservation, or by by contacting Group Reservations at nmai-groupreservations@si.edu; 202-633-6644; 888-618-0572 (toll-free); or 202-633-6751 (TTY). After registering, you will receive a confirmation letter and pre-visit teacher resources, including self guides for those groups not scheduling a guided program. Please bring your confirmation letter on the day of your visit. Group size must be in accordance with the number specified in the confirmation letter. Groups with reservations should enter at the south entrance on Maryland Avenue. Groups without reservations should enter through the main entrance, facing the United States Capitol Building.

Group Visits to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center

NOTE: Group registration for iAC entry will not be available September 1–November 1, 2019.

All groups, including school or home-school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Groups may request reservations for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, in 30-minute increments (i.e., 10:30–11 AM; 11–11:30 AM, etc.), from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Groups must be pre-K to third grade only, and are limited to 30 students per timed entry, with at least one chaperone for every five students. Registration requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Reserve group entry to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center via online reservation, or by contacting Group Reservations at nmai-groupreservations@si.edu; 202-633-6644; 888-618-0572 (toll-free); or 202-633-6751 (TTY). Group size must be in accordance with the number specified in the confirmation letter. Groups with reservations should enter at the south entrance on Maryland Avenue.

Group policy information is subject to change.

Tours—Washington, DC

Gallery Tour
Monday–Friday: 1:30–2:15 PM
This weekday tour provides an overview of the museum's background and history and a visit to one of the main exhibition galleries.

Tours are subject to change. Visit the Welcome Desk or view the calendar for additional information on events at the museum.