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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Children in discovery room

At a Glance

Q?rius jr. is a hands-on room featuring real Museum objects and artifacts. During Open Hours, visitors can look at fossils, skulls, shells and minerals, use a microscope, try on costumes from around the world and much more! School groups can take advantage of morning programs during the school year.

Open Hours

Summer Hours:

  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Winter Hours (from September 2nd to June 1st):

  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12 Noon – 4:30 PM
    Friday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Saturday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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