The Smithsonian in Washington D.C has twenty museums, galleries, and a zoo that are all free. Each one of the museums and galleries have a unique building structure to represent the museum or gallery name. Also, each of the museums or galleries are relatively close to each other in D.C.
The African American Museum includes collections on slavery, music, clothing, civil rights, etc. The museum also includes items from the 1850s to 1970s
The National Museum of African Art is the only national museum in the United States that is dedicated to the collection, exhibition, conservation, and study of the arts of Africa.
The National Air and Space Art includes topics from Space Shuttles to the Wright brothers.
The American Art Museum includes works from the colonial era to the present.
The American History Museum includes more than 3 million artifacts, and it focuses on the United States history which is including roots and connections to other cultures.
The American Indian Museum includes one of the world’s largest and diverse collections, and it gives visitors from around the world a sense of Native America.
The Anacostia Community Museum includes artifacts, works of art, photographs, documents and paper records, audiovisual media, and other materials that help you understand how the community works.
The Archives of American Art includes exhibitions, articles, and books that preserve American Art that might have been lost without the museum.
The Art and Industries Building was one of the first of the nation’s museums to be open, and it includes special events and several activities.
The Freer Gallery of Art includes collections of Asian art and works by James McNeill Whistler.
The Hirshhorn includes artist work pieces from Magdalena Abakanowicz to Shelia Zuncer.
The Natural History Museum includes one of the largest science learning venues and is for all ages.
The Portrait Gallery includes stories of American leaders, rebels, etc.
The Postal Museum includes postal history from colonial times to present.
The Smithsonian Castle was built in 1885 and has the Smithsonian Visitor Center in it.