Part of the Smithsonian complex, but not counted as a museum, the Ripley Center is notable for housing Discovery Theater, which stages children's plays and entertainments, and the International Gallery, which hosts rotating exhibits of works from various Smithsonian collections, like the 2011 "Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art." Look for the copper-domed hut-like structure next to the Smithsonian Castle. Galleries and the Discovery Theater are actually subterranean and connect underground to the Freer, Sackler, and African Art museums.
Washington, D.C.› Attraction
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington D.C., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 10am-5:30pm. Closed Dec 25. Transportation Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) Phone 202/633-1000 Prices Free admission Web site S. Dillon Ripley Center
Map1100 Jefferson Dr. SW Washington D.C. USA Washington, D.C.
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