National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is a free and public museum located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Operating as usual

06/14/2021
Welcome Back: The Museum Has Reopened!

The Museum is now open again as of June 1, 2021! After closing last March to maintain staff and visitor safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are so happy to invite visitors back to enjoy the national collection’s breathtaking bonsai and penjing.

COVID-19 UPDATE: In an effort to minimize exposure and the potential transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), The U.S. Na...
03/18/2020
U.S. National Arboretum

COVID-19 UPDATE: In an effort to minimize exposure and the potential transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), The U.S. National Arbortum's Administrative Building/Visitor Center and The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum will be closed beginning March 14, 2020 until further notice. For updates on whether The U.S. National Arboretum grounds are open, please visit their website linked here. Please stay healthy and safe during this time. We will be continuing to publish blogs and post images of our collection so as to help alleviate stress and offer distraction from this stressful moment in our history.

The Arboretum grounds are open every day of the year except December 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily except for federal holidays November through February, so plan to visit this collection first if you visit late in the d...

06/01/2019

A beautiful day for the National Symphony Orchestra to perform at Chamber Concert here in the courtyard. Thanks to our friends at National Bonsai Foundation for helping to make this happen!

Address

3501 New York Avenue Northeast
Washington D.C., DC
20002

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(202) 396-3510

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About Our Museum

Recently voted “Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner,” and one of the “Best Museums Off the Mall,” by Washington City Paper readers, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is the first and finest of its kind in the world. It is free and open to the public and is a great way to tour D.C. off the beaten-path. It’s one of the best spots to relax and meditate in D.C.

The Museum is located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum in Northeast Washington, D.C. Supported in large part by the National Bonsai Foundation, this bonsai museum in D.C. harbors superior bonsai and related arts for the education and delight of visitors.

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