Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Timed-Entry Passes

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

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Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, are temporarily closed to the public, effective Monday, Nov. 23.

To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and implemented new safety measures in our museums. Your visit to the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, two Smithsonian museums that share one historic building, will be different and new procedures will be in place. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit. Your pass will be good for entry to both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

Face Coverings
Visitors ages six and older are required to wear a face covering during their visit. Face coverings are also strongly recommended for visitors between the ages of two and six. Face shields are not permitted as a substitute for a face covering but may be worn over a face covering or mask. Face coverings or masks with an exhalation valve are not permitted.

Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth. Face coverings may be removed while eating or drinking in designated spaces.

Social Distancing
Please maintain a safe social distance of six feet or more between households or groups at all times. Social distancing signage and directions will be found throughout our facilities.

Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit and practice good hygiene. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facilities.

Personal Belongings
We encourage you to limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring into our facilities. Suitcases, large umbrellas, and backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. Security officers may ask you to hand-carry smaller backpacks, or wear them on your front, to protect the artworks. Please note that we do not offer coat check or bag storage at this time. Strollers are permitted in the galleries.


General admission is free. This pass will be good for entry to both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

Here’s how to register:

Step 1:
Choose a date from the calendar.

Step 2:
Select a time slot from the drop down menu and Confirm Time Slot to continue.