Security Screening

You must go through security screening upon entering the Museum. Please have your bags and strollers ready for inspection.

The following items are NOT PERMITTED in the Museum:

  • tripods
  • monopods
  • guns
  • knives
  • pen knives
  • pets
  • food and drinks
  • scissors
  • aerosol cans
  • tools
  • smoking
  • placards, signs, or banners

The following items are PERMITTED in the Museum:

  • assistant dogs
  • strollers
  • cameras
  • bottled water

Please note that lines can form outside the building entrances, so you should dress accordingly. See the Smithsonian's security policy for the most up-to-date information.