Museum 2's Ben Stiller and crew in an exclusive video from the real Smithsonian

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

We talked with the stars and creators of Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian at the actual Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington last week in this exclusive video.

Stars Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria join director Shawn Levy to talk about the sequel, which opens today.

In Night at the Museum 2, Stiller reprises the role of Larry Daley, who is no longer the night guard at New York's Museum of Natural History but a successful infomercial product inventor. Azaria plays the main villain, Kahmunrah, an Egyptian pharaoh figure stored in the Smithsonian archive. Dexter, the capuchin monkey from the New York Museum of Natural History, brings the magical Egyptian tablet to the Smithsonian in Washington, and it brings life to, among others, the film's Axis of Evil: Kahmunrah, Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal).