Smithsonian Museums

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The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.

Most of these are located in and around the National Mall which is a few minutes from the Hotel via taxi, subway, or sight seeing bus.

Here is list of useful links to the many Smithsonian sites. 

Smithsonian Main Homepage
Specific Museum and Zoo web site links:
 
African Art Museum
Collection, research, and exhibition of African art
Washington, D.C.
Air and Space Museum
History, science, and technology of aviation and space flight
Washington, D.C.
Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center
Companion facility to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall
Chantilly, VA
American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
Painting, sculpture, graphics, folk art, craft and photography 18th century to the present
Washington, D.C.
American History Museum
History of science, technology, society and culture in America
Washington, D.C.
American Indian Museum
Collection, preservation, study and exhibition of the living cultures and history of the native peoples of the Americas
Washington, D.C.
Anacostia Community Museum
Exploring the ever-changing concepts and realities of "community"
Washington, D.C.
African American History and Culture Museum
Journey with us as we celebrate American history through the African American lens.
Washington, D.C.
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Asian art and a specialized collection of American art
Washington, D.C.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Modern and contemporary art
Washington, D.C.
National Zoo
More than 400 animal species in a 163-acre park
Washington, D.C.
Natural History Museum
Where natural history lives
Washington, D.C.
Portrait Gallery
Portraits of distinguished Americans
Washington, D.C.
Postal Museum
Interactive museum of postal history and philately
Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle
Smithsonian Information Center
Washington, D.C.
Arts and Industries Building
The first United States National Museum opened in 1881
Washington, D.C. 
 

(Smithsonian main site Homepage link)