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Membership Contact

We can answer any questions you may have regarding your Friends of the Smithsonian membership or events you wish to attend, provide directions, or assist you in any other Smithsonian matter of importance to you. Feel free to call us or fill out the inquiry form at the bottom of the page.


Friends of the Smithsonian
t: 202-633-6300
t: 800-931-3226 (toll free)
f: 202-633-2043

James Smithson Society
t: 202-633-2040
t: 877-JSS-1775 (toll free)

Mailing Address
Friends of the Smithsonian
PO Box 37012, MRC 712 
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Street Address
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, Suite 3150
Washington, DC 20560-0410

John Perell

Director, Friends of the Smithsonian

Laura Brouse-Long

Director, James Smithson Society and Smithsonian Giving Circles

Please stop by the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center during your next visit to the Smithsonian and the National Mall. Membership staff will be delighted to assist you in planning your visit to the museums, as well answer any questions you may have regarding your membership or the Institution.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except federal holidays.