There are plenty of museums in the US capital city, which one can visit even after normal working hours or after 03:00 pm. The museums owned by the Smithsonian Institution are a hot ticket to the world of science, culture, and history, and attract millions of visitors from all parts of the world each year.
There are many other areas of interest to consider when on tours of Washington DC in the evening though. Many tourists and those out of town are yet to know that some of the popular museums in DC stage events even after regular working hours. Add the below museums into your itinerary if you had a special liking for the late hours’ show.
National Building Museum
This one owned by the Smithsonian Institution stages block party during the summertime, which presents an array of activities after hours. A party of such kind is going to be held by the museum the coming summer in its ‘Great Hall’. The museum is housed in a 19th Century building of the Pension Bureau and stands as a tribute to the veterans of American Civil War.
The Phillips Collection
The ‘Phillips after 5’ event held in this particular museum on the first Thursday of each month offers everything from the world of art including music, and cuisine, including cocktails. The museum nearby Dupont Circle often stages rotating events starting from 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm. The evening program is often a sell-out in the museum, so it is best for non-members to advance book tickets.
National Gallery of Art
This art gallery in Washington DC transforms into a space for performing arts including a concert series held on Sunday evenings. If you are a music lover, there is a long line of concerts being scheduled in the museum for the first quarter of 2018 including those from winners of the Grammy Award.
The National Gallery stages concerts on the last day of the week, which is free to the public on the West Garden Court. Be sure to arrive on site in the museum’s West Building on the coming Sunday for a special Easter treat. If you love music, do not be late than 03:30 pm – free admission is provided to the audience half an hour prior to the starting time of the concert.