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 your delivery address. We will notify you of any unexpected delays in shipping.

Standard Shipping:  UPS Ground (typically 3-4 business days); USPS (typically 5-7 business days)
Order Amount United States Canada
$0 - $25.00 $7.95 $24.95
$25.01 - $50.00 $8.95 $25.95
$50.01 - $75.00 $11.50 $28.50
$75.01 - $100.00 $13.50 $30.50
$100.01 - $150.00 $16.50 $33.50
$150.01 - $250.00 $18.50 $35.50
$250.01 - $350.00 $20.00 $37.00
$350.01 + $25.00 Please call our customer service department at
1-800-322-0344

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

Express Delivery

Need to get a package there faster? Choose one of the following express delivery service options:

  • FedEx 2-Day (Afternoon Delivery, second business day) - $11.95 in addition to standard shipping charges.
    • Orders placed before 1 PM ET will be delivered within two business days once the order ships. Orders placed after 1 PM ET on Wednesday will not receive delivery until Monday of the following week. FedEx does not provide weekend delivery with this service. Please see the chart below.

  • FedEx Overnight (Afternoon delivery, next business day) - $17.95 in addition to standard shipping charges.
    • Orders placed before 1 PM ET will be delivered the next business day once the order ships. Orders placed after 1 PM ET on Thursday will not receive delivery until Monday of the following week. FedEx does not provide weekend delivery with this service. Please see the chart below.

Express Delivery for orders placed on SmithsonianStore.com is only available to addresses within the United States.

We regret that express delivery is not available for all items. To verify availability or to check if the product is in stock, call Customer Service at 1-800-322-0344.

Orders Placed Before 1 PM ET on: Orders Shipped via FedEx Overnight should arrive on: Orders Shipped via FedEx 2-Day should arrive on:
Sunday (all day) Tuesday Wednesday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Thursday Friday Monday
Friday Monday Tuesday
Saturday (all day) Tuesday Wednesday

International Shipping

At this time, Smithsonian Store can only ship orders to the United States and Canada.

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.