Visits to SI in 1998

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For calendar year 1998, 28.6 million visits were made to Smithsonian museums. This is an increase of 4 percent over 1997. Visits to three museums, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History, account for 77 percent of all visits.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


DiGiacomo, Kerry R., Zahva D. Doering. 1998 Visits to Smithsonian Museum based on Office of Protection Servies Multi-Year Count Statistics, Report 99-3. Washington, D.C.: Institutional Studies, Smithsonian Institution, 1999, p. ii.

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