Visiting the Smithsonian

Historic Castle

Welcome to the Smithsonian

When you visit the Smithsonian, you’re entering the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Most of our museums are located in the Washington, DC, area with?two in New York City.?Many of our?research centers?also host visitors. See Tips & Guidelines?for helpful information including guides in multiple languages and maps.?

Pepper the robot

Pepper the Robot

The Smithsonian welcomes Pepper, a 4-foot-tall, interactive humanoid robot. Find out where and when you can meet Pepper and learn what Pepper can do.