Shipping Information

Shipping costs are calculated based on the merchandise total on the shopping cart page after discounts have been applied. Use the delivery chart below to calculate shipping charges to each delivery address. We ship orders as received and will notify you of any unexpected delay. Items are charged to your credit card as shipped, but all items may not be shipped at the same time or in the same package. Shipping charges for the entire order are billed one time when the first item is shipped.

Standard Shipping:  UPS Ground (typically 3-4 business days)
Order Amount
United States
$0 - $25.00
$25.01 - $50.00
$50.01 - $75.00
$75.01 - $100.00
$100.01 - $150.00
$150.01 - $250.00
$250.01 - $350.00
$350.01 +
Please call our customer service department at

* PLEASE NOTE: All orders over $500 will ship with signature required. *

Express Delivery
* Please Note: We are temporarily unable to offer express delivery (Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air). Only standard shipping is available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. *

International Shipping

At this time, Smithsonian Store can only ship orders to the United States and Canada. We hope to be able to welcome orders from worldwide customers in the near future.

For orders to Canada

All duties, taxes, tariffs and VAT charges will be the responsibility of the package recipient. These charges and fees are determined by Canadian local government and custom agencies. The Smithsonian has no control over these charges and can not determine the amounts in advance.

Additional shipping charges may be required on large orders and on rural area addresses designated by the shipping carrier. We will contact you prior to shipping the order for authorization. Some items are restricted by law for shipment outside of the U.S. In this instance, we will contact you.

All orders require a phone number and street address for delivery.

Multiple Shipping Addresses

At, you can send gifts to multiple addresses by taking advantage of our "more than one address" feature in the shipping portion of the checkout process. During checkout you will be shown each individual product in your order, and you will have the option to send each item to the billing address or to another address of your choosing. If you are registered and logged in on, you will also be able to select from your list of saved addresses.

You will be charged shipping to each delivery address, based on our delivery chart.

If you prefer to place your order via phone, fax or mail, we can split an order for shipment to more than one address for those orders. To place an order via our toll-free number, please call 1-866-945-6897.