American Indian Museum Opening Hours

Smithsonian American Indian Museum Opening Hours

The Smithsonian American Indian Museum opening hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day of the year except Christmas Day, when the museum is closed.

Fees at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum

Entry is always free to all exhibits.

Food at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum

The Mitsitam Cafe and Expresso is well known for its American Indian inspired cuisine.  It is open daily from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Restrooms at the Smithsonian Museums

Of course, every museum has a restroom.  If you are looking for a restroom on the National Mall, just go into one of the free museums.

 Handicapped Facilities at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum

Every Smithsonian Museum is handicapped accessible.  There are two entrances to the American Indian Museum.  Both of these entrances are on Maryland Avenue, one near 3rd Street NW and the other near to 4th Street NW.  Both are wheelchair accessible.  There are handicapped parking spaces available on both Jefferson Drive and Maryland Avenue.

 Tours to the Smithsonian Museums

One of the best ways to see the National Mall is to visit it as part of a tour.  Nonpartisan Pedicab offers tours of the National Mall and memorials that take approximately 2-3 hours.  Many guests say that this is the highlight of their trip to Washington DC.

Parking at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum

There is limited free 3 hour parking on Madison and Jefferson Drives that pass in front of many of the museums on the National Mall.  Make sure you read the signs, as not every parking spot on these two streets are available for the general public.  Never park in a handicapped spot on the National Mall.  You will get a ticket for $250.  There is also parking on some of the cross streets, such as 3rd, 4th, 7th and 14th Streets.  There are two commercial parking garages around 6th and C SW.

Metro to the Smithsonian American Indian Museum

The nearest Metro station is Federal Center SW on the Orange/Blue/Silver lines.  Slightly further away is L’Enfant Plaza, which has the Orange/Blue/Silver/Green/Yellow lines.

More information

You can visit the Smithsonian Natural History Museum website to plan your trip.