What can I bring into the Smithsonian museums?

What can I bring into the Smithsonian museums?

What can I bring into the Smithsonian museums?

We allow backpacks in our museum. Public lockers are not available at this time. Visitors are permitted to bring food and beverages in sealed containers inside a backpack or other bag. Food and beverages may not be consumed in the museum.

Are there metal detectors at the museum of Natural History?

All visitors are required to walk through a metal detector. Those who are unable to go through the metal detector will be hand-screened with an electronic wand by security personnel.

Can you bring water into the Smithsonian?

No Food and Drink: Only bottled water is permitted in the Museum. You may only consume food and other drinks in the Food Court, not in the Museum. Groups who bring food are encouraged to picnic on the National Mall.

Can you bring a knife to the Smithsonian?

No accommodations are available for eating bag lunches within the museums. Many items are prohibited at all Smithsonian museums. Do not bring sharp items into the museums such as knives (including pocket or "Swiss Army" style knives), screwdrivers, scissors, etc.

Can you bring a pet to the Smithsonian?

Pets are not permitted. Visitation policies at the Smithsonian Institution are designed to protect visitors and staff as well as secure and preserve the collections, facilities, and historic buildings entrusted to the Smithsonian's care. Carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed on the premises.

What do you need to know about visiting the Smithsonian?

While on Smithsonian premises NO VISITOR SHALL: Carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed on the premises. Display or carry placards, signs, or banners Destroy, damage, or remove property Climb upon any part of a building Use loud, abusive, or otherwise improper language

Can you carry a concealed firearm in Washington DC?

When I was researching it about a year ago, I discovered that DC has it written into their city code that either law enforcement officers/peace officers/police officers (I forget which) can carry a concealed firearm, with no restriction stating what jurisdiction they had to be from.


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