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Mexican masks in storage


Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746


Smithsonian Shuttle

The Smithsonian operates a free hourly shuttle bus service from the National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall to the Museum Support Center. The shuttle departs from the Mall entrance of the museum on Madison Drive and arrives at the Museum Support Center 27 minutes later.

MSC Entrance
8:00 am
8:27 am
9:00 am
9:27 am
10:00 am
10:27 am
11:00 am
11:27 pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:27 pm
2:00 pm
2:27 pm
3:00 pm
3:37 pm
4:05 pm
4:47 pm
5:15 pm
5:57 pm
6:15 pm


You will need a pass to ride the shuttle bus, so please let us know in advance if you plan to ride the shuttle. You will also need a photo ID to board the shuttle and enter the Museum Support Center. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus.


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Metrorail  »  Metrorail maps and information

The walk from the Suitland Metro station to MSC is about 10-15 minutes. Take the Green Line to the Suitland Station. Turn right as you exit the station, and keep veering right onto the path that takes you to Silver Hill Road. Follow the sidewalk across the bridge over Suitland Parkway. The Museum Support Center is the second large building on the right side of the street, behind a black wrought iron fence. Ask the guard at the entrance to the campus to direct you to the Museum Support Center. You must present a photo ID to enter the Museum Support Center.

map to MSC from suitland metro



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