National Gallery of Art Sculpture GardenLocated in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building, the elegant yet informal Garden includes new plantings of native American species of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. A fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter, is at the center of the Garden, and walking and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and reflect on the works on view. The Pavilion Café offers year-round café service, along with indoor seating. The Sculpture Garden is enclosed by a decorative metal fence with marble piers and plinths, designed to reflect the historic character of the West Building. There are six public entryways to the Sculpture Garden, and it is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
HoursSculpture Garden Hours
Mid-November through mid-March: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Mid-March through mid-November: Mon-Thu 10am-7pm. Fri 10am-9:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm
Ice Skating Rink
Mid-November through mid-March
Mon-Thu 10am-9pm. Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Sun 11am-9pm.
In celebration of the new year, the ice-skating rink will remain open until 11pm on New Year's Eve.
The ice-skating rink will close at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.
AdmissionFREE for gardens. Fee for ice-skating.
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