Operating Status Update
Due to the winter storm the Smithsonian's National Zoo and museums in the Washington, D.C. area will be closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Through the African American Lens
The museum’s 12 inaugural exhibitions focus on broad themes of history, culture and community. These exhibitions have been conceived to help transform visitors’ understanding of American history and culture and to help visitors adapt to and participate in changing definitions of American citizenship, liberty and equality.
The Great Migration
Discover signature objects from the Museum's collection.
The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director, NMAAHC