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; 202-633-6644, 888-618-0572 (toll-free); or 202-633-6751 (TTY). Groups who do not wish to or who are unable to schedule a visit in advance may join the general entry line at any time during museum hours.

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 Group Reservations at; 202-633-6644; 888-618-0572 (toll-free); or 202-633-6751 (TTY). Please bring your confirmation letter on the day of your visit.

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.