Assistant Secretary for Advancement

Membership Department

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 email [email protected].

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  a.m. – 5 p.m., except federal holidays.

Friends of the Smithsonian

t: 202-633-6300
t: 800-931-3226 (toll free)
f: 202-633-2043

[email protected]

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

James Smithson Society

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

[email protected]

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