Current SAO employees receive a variety of Smithsonian Institution related benefits:
Cafeterias: Current SAO employees visiting SI with a valid SAO ID card receive discounts in all public cafeterias within the Smithsonian, except those at the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait
Gallery. Additionally, most of the museums have staff cafeterias or snack bars that offer food
at already discounted prices.
Shops: Current employees showing ID cards receive a 20% discount from SI museum shops,
catalogs, and the Kodak Processing Center at the National Museum of American History. Most
major museums have shops and some have seasonal sales offering wonderful bargains. These
sales are open to staff before museum hours and are announced in the Staff Bulletin.
Entrance Fees: Museums worldwide that are not part of the Smithsonian often honor Smithsonian
employees bearing valid ID cards with an admission discount. Colonial Williamsburg does the
same. Be sure to ask if you are eligible for a discount when visiting other museums.
Memberships: The Smithsonian Associates offer discounted memberships to Smithsonian
employees. Call (202) 357-2605 for more information.
Subscription: SI employees are eligible for discounted subscriptions to Smithsonian Magazine
and Air and Space Magazine.
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