National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

The 2015-2016 ice-skating season begins November 14 and continues through March 13, weather permitting. Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others.


Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


Li Zhao

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I spend a whole afternoon at this museum and it's definitely worth it. It has fatastic drawings and the museum is huge. They had west buildings and east building. It's better for you to rent a audio guide to understand the artists' point of view in the drawings. You just enter the code under the drawing and then the audio guide will show the picture which is above the code that you just enter. The had a special code for kids and the audio will be easier and funnier. You can change the audio guide if you go from a building to another. Every building has the audio but you must return to where you rent it. Oh I forgot the most important part, the audio guide is FREE. The museum requires cafeteria but the food were really expensive.The gift shop is amazing to. They have magic cards and books and pencils and other fun staff.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Some of the finest art mankind has ever created on display in magnificent surroundings. And it's free. The section displaying brilliant art by American artists (who I'd never heard of) was a wonderful surprise. I spent 3 hours in the gallery, and it flew by, and I still hadn't seen everything. Of all the museums and galleries on the mall, I rank the NGA highest, and that's high praise indeed.

Josh Hogan

Friday, April 21, 2017

One of the best museums in Washington, and quite possibly the world, I made this an essential part of my trip to the US capital. It's really too big to see everything in a day, so I had to choose the parts I wanted to see the most, which included the impressionists, the Dutch masters and the Van Gogh collections. I was expecting a lot and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. It is a place that must be visited on a trip to Washington, and best of all, it's completely free!

Zach Daniels

Thursday, March 16, 2017

An interesting place to go see in DC if you're visiting. Has plenty to see and provides a great learning experience if you're interested. Not really as calm and quiet as I'd expect for an art gallery but aside from that it's a nice place to see. If you enjoy history or are into art then this is a nice place to check out.

R. W.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

One of the best museums in the world; and we've been to many, in the U.S. and in Europe. They have large hanging sculptures by Calder; and amazing art throughout. The architecture inside is beautiful. When we were there, they had regular cinema-speaking engagements, as well as live piano, playing to silent films - how amazing is that! Definitely worth a visit; and check out their website for the various programs available so you get the most out of the time you are there.