S. Dillon Ripley Center

1100 Jefferson Dr. S.W.
Washington, DC 20560- Map It
(202) 633-8700

AAA Editor Notes

S. Dillon Ripley Center is entered through a small above-ground, glass-enclosed kiosk at 1100 Jefferson Dr. S.W., between the Freer Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Castle. Part of the Smithsonian, the center is in an underground complex that houses The Smithsonian Associates, its Discovery Theater and classrooms. It also links the National Museum of African Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Ticket prices vary for Discovery Theater and Smithsonian Associates programs.
Hours: Ripley Center open daily 10-5:30. The Smithsonian Associates' programs and Discovery Theater's show times vary; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed Christmas.