Welcome back

The Freer Gallery of Art will reopen to the public on Friday, July 16. We have worked to create a safe environment for visitors and staff. You will notice some changes before and during your visit. Free timed entry passes will be required. Check back soon for information on how to reserve your passes. Visitors must follow the safety requirements listed on this page.The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will remain temporarily closed until November for exhibition construction.

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
Friday–Tuesday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (last admittance at 3 p.m.)
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Visitor Requirements

Free, timed entry pass required

Face coverings are required for ages 2 and up

Maintain a safe social distance

Wash hands, sanitize, and practice good hygiene

Available During Your Visit

The list below specifies the exhibitions and other areas of the museum that are currently open as well as those that are closed or unavailable due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the floor plan.



Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen
Gods, Companions, and Devotees
Power in Southeast Asia
Resound: Ancient Bells of China
Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon


All food service
Meyer Auditorium
ImaginAsia Studio
Museum gift shop (However, you can shop online)


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 instructions about wearing face coverings and 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.

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