The world-class Smithsonian museums and galleries are a must-see in Washington, D.C. From the National Air and Space Museum to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian museums showcase priceless artifacts and admission is free of charge. Student groups love the educational films in the IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium. Visit the National Museum of Natural History’s Live Butterfly Pavilion and walk among hundreds of exotic live butterflies.  Dining packages and food vouchers are available at the museum’s restaurants and food courts. Make the most of your visit by contacting Smithsonian’s Group Sales team to receive discounts on dining, theaters, and more! 
Contact Info
Address: 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20560. Tel: 866-868-7774. Email: Website: Hrs: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (extended hours in summer to 7:30 pm). Contact: Group Sales,, 866-868-7774.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours or more. Cost: Free entry to the museum, group rates for dining and paid attractions.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science, Social Studies, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Environmental Science, Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue