Smithsonian, National Zoo set to re-open Tuesday, January 29. 2019

News Release, Smithsonian Institute

Pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government, Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will reopen at their regularly scheduled times Tuesday, Jan. 29. A complete list of hours can be found on the Smithsonian’s website.

The museums and the Zoo have been closed since Jan. 2, due to the partial federal government shutdown. The Smithsonian remained open for the first 11 days of the shutdown (Dec. 22­–Jan. 1).

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