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Smithsonian free museum day ticket?

I'm confused. I've never heard of "Smithsonian free museum day tickets". All of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC are already free to enter. Could you elaborate?

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How many hours and/or days does it take to see the whole Smithsonian?!?

How many hours and/or days does it take to see the whole Smithsonian?!?

My guess is about 15 years. And there are some that is not openly available, so maybe a lifetime.

Smithsonian Collections

137 million artifacts, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonian's collections

127 million of these specimens and artifacts are held by the National Museum of Natural History

7.4 million digital records available online through the Collections Search Center

2 million library volumes held by Smithsonian Institution Libraries

over 136,194 cubic feet of archival material held by Archives across the Smithsonian

The Museums and Zoo

The Smithsonian Institution—the world's largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.

Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year except December 25. For a complete list of hours see the information on planning your visit or select a museum from the list.

Note: Additional Smithsonian exhibitions and events can be found in the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall.

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Smithsonian your favorite art?

Smithsonian your favorite art?

The Peacock Room at the Freer is always nice to visit. I also like many of the items at the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum.

In case you weren't aware, the Smithsonian in DC has the following museums that have an emphasis on art:

American Art Museum

National Portrait Gallery

Hirshhorn Museum

Sackler Gallery

Freer Gallery

African Art

Many of the other museums have sections or items that relate to art. For instance, the Air & Space has, at times, had an Aviation Art Gallery.

The National Gallery of Art isn't officially part of the Smithsonian, but it's one of the best general art museums in the world.

Of the non-mall, non-Smithsonian museums, I also like the Phillips Collection, which is near Dupont Circle.

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