Five Things Not To Miss At the Smithsonians

With over a dozen museums in Washington, DC, the Smithsonians have plenty to brag about. But what are the top five can’t-miss attractions among all the galleries? Check out our list below for the Smithsonians’ greatest hits.

National Museum of American History– The First Ladies

Whether you’re all about Michelle Obama or still loving Jackie O, you’ll adore getting to see this First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. You’ll get to see gowns from inaugurations and even china from these famous women’s homes.

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 633-1000

Air and Space Museum: IMAX

Pack in an educational opportunity full of fun at the Air and Space museum’s stunning IMAX theater. Bring the kids to enjoy a space-themed movie and learn about the next frontier up close.

600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20597
Phone: (202) 633-4629

Hirshhorn Museum: Yayoi Kasuma- Infinity Mirrors

It’s prime selfie territory in this Japanese artist’s scheduled 2017 show at the Hirshhorn. The quirky, experience-based installations here have already drawn talk at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, so make sure you stop by.

700 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-4674

Natural History Museum: Turtle Ocean

Learn about life on the ocean floor while you also take in a lesson about ecology at the Natural HIstory Museum. Made out of recycled trash and garbage tossed in the ocean, this exhibit is created in the shape of a turtle in an aquatic environment.

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000

National Museum of American History: Landmark Objects

This display of historic objects from significant periods of American history is definitely a must-see. The exhibit includes the Greensboro lunch counter, an item from a watershed moment in the Civil Rights movement, and the John Bull locomotive, symbolizing the country’s adoption of mass transit.

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 633-1000