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 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 Vists to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center
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 register for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, in 30-minute increments (i.e., 10–10:30 AM; 10:30–11 AM, etc.). 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. To reserve a group entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center, contact the Group Reservations Office 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.

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.