Video:Video Map of the Smithsonianwith Heidi Dehncke-Fisher
There are many Smithsonian museums in the DC area. Here is a video map of the Smithsonian museums, so that you can navigate your way between them all.See Transcript
Transcript:Video Map of the SmithsonianHi, I'm Heidi Dehncke-Fisher, a video journalist with About.com, and I'm going to explore a video map of the Smithsonian Institution locations in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Museums on the National MallThe Smithsonian Castle is located at 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW. The Castle houses helpful information on the museum, as well as a scale model of "Federal City" and other public services. The Metro Stop is Smithsonian, Mall exit.
Just beyond it is the Arts and Industries building located at 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, which is closed for renovation. The African Art Museum is located at 950 Independence Avenue, SW, and is dedicated to exhibiting all forms of art native to the African continent. The Metro stop is Smithsonian, Mall exit.
The Air and Space Museum is located at 7th and Independence Avenue, SW. And highlights our experience in air and space from 1903 onward. The Metro Stop is L'Enfant Plaza, Maryland Avenue exit.
Smithsonian Museums in Downtown D.C.The American Art Museum Portrait Gallery is located at 8th and F Streets, NW. This museum brings America to life through vivid and historical portraiture. The Metro Stop is Gallery Place-Chinatown, 9th St. exit.
The American History Museum is located at 14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW. This museum profiles political, technological, social, cultural and scientific development in the US. The Metro Stop is Federal Triangle or Smithsonian, Mall exit.
The American Indian Museum, located at 4th Street & Jefferson Drive, SW, is dedicated to native art and cultural objects. The Metro Stop is L'Enfant Plaza, the Maryland Avenue exit.
Smaller Smithsonian Museums and Galleries on the MallThe Freer Gallery is located at Jefferson Dive and 12th Street, SW,and houses an interesting collection of art, especially Asian art and the work of James McNeill Whistler. The Metro Stop is Smithsonian, Mall exit.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is located just south of the castle at 1050 Independence Avenue, SW, and houses permanent and temporary exhibitions of Asian art.
Hirshhorn and Natural History Museum LocationsThe Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located at Independence Avenue and 7th Street, SW, and houses masterful contemporary works. The Metro Stop is L'Enfant Plaza, Maryland Avenue exit.
The Natural History Museum is located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, and highlights everything from mammals to gems and jewelry. The Metro Stop is the Smithsonian, Mall exit.
Other Smithsonian Museums in Downtown D.C.The Postal Museum is located at Massachusetts Avenue and 1st St., NE, and is dedicated to both stamp collecting and the history of the US Postal Service. The Metro Stop is Union Station. The Renwick Gallery is located at 17th Street at Pennsylvania Ave., NW, and focuses on American contemporary crafts and decorative arts. The Metro Stop is Farragut West, 17th Street exit.
The Ripley Center International Gallery, located at 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, provides a constant source of interesting exhibitions. The Metro Stop is Smithsonian, Mall exit. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW and is dedicated to the African American experience.
Smithsonian Museums Away from D.C.'s CenterThe National Air and Space Museum -- Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center is located at 14390 Air & Space Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia. The Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 4th Place, SE. This museum examines the impact of issues on urban communities. The Metro stop is Anacostia, the green line.
And the National Zoological Park, located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, houses over 2000 animals and hundreds of species. The Metro stops are Woodley Park-Zoo, Adams Morgan or Cleveland Park.
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