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  • Dates

    Open daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Closed December 25
  • Location

    1050 Independence Ave. SW
    Washington, DC 20560
  • Admission

    Always free.
    No tickets needed for entry.

Before You Arrive

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NMAA Centennial Celebration

It's our centennial year! Don't miss exciting events and groundbreaking exhibitions happening all year long.

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Can’t Miss at the Museum

From our temporary exhibitions to our permanent collections, there’s always something on view for everyone.

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