Frequently Asked Questions
Smithsonian Theaters
As we reopen, we’re putting safety first. See our hours and admission information and safety protocols to plan your visit. Timed-entry passes are required at three locations.
Where can I purchase IMAX and Planetarium tickets?
Where are your theater box offices?
How far in advance can I purchase tickets?
I'm a Smithsonian member, do I qualify for any discounted tickets?
I'm not a Smithsonian member, how do I join?
Do you have special rates for groups?
I purchased tickets by phone or over the internet, where do I pick them up?
How can I enter the museum to see IMAX films after the museum has closed?
Is parking available at the museums?
What are the nearest Metro stops?
What's the difference between the IMAX Theater and the Planetarium?
What accessibility services are available for visitors with disabilities?
Do the theaters have assigned seats?
Do any of the films offer foreign language translation?
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