As we continue a gradual, phased reopening of the museum, we’re putting safety first with enhanced measures in place to ensure the well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Certain spaces within the museum remain closed, and others may close unexpectedly to ensure that health and safety protocols can be maintained.

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
Summer hours through Sept. 15:
Saturday–Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday–Friday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Summer hours through Sept. 15:
Saturday–Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday–Friday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Plan Your Visit

  1. Before you come:
    • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to make your visit easier and more enjoyable.
    • Access or print out the museum floor plan.
    • Prepare for the security screening that is required to enter the building by minimizing large bags. Bags larger than 17 Ă— 26 inches (43 Ă— 66 centimeters) are not permitted inside the museum. Nothing is permitted to be carried on one’s back. Lockers are available for bag storage.
  2. While you’re here:
    • Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet from visitors who are not members of your party.
    • Wash your hands and use our free hand sanitizer, available throughout the museum.
    • If you need help during your visit, speak to a staff member near the front entrance.
  3. When you leave:
    • Stay connected to museum resources with Asian Art at Home, and share photos of your visit on social media by using #SmithsonianAsianArt and tagging @NatAsianArt on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Phone: 202.633.1000
Smithsonian information specialists are also available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that is believed to mainly spread from person-to-person contact. The Smithsonian is doing its part to mitigate transmission intensity, and we ask you—our visitors—to do the same and help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Smithsonian, including social distancing. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting the Smithsonian. By visiting the Smithsonian, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The Smithsonian reserves the right to modify its hours of operations, capacity, and visitor guidelines as circumstances require and to deny entry or access to any person who fails to follow these guidelines or whose conduct puts Smithsonian staff, visitors, or property at risk.