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Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Curing Corals and Repairing Reefs

One-Time Events Coral reefs are home to thousands of animals, but they are important to people too! However, corals and coral reefs are facing a growing list of challenges to their health and survival. Come learn about what makes corals sick and how coral experts are acting as Dr. Doolittle for corals and what you can do to make sure healthy corals are here to stay! Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric ADMINISTRATION). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Forensic Mysteries-A "Grizzly" Discovery

One-Time Events A group of hikers stumbled across what looks like human remains. Have they found a crime scene or could there be another explanation? During this drop-in program, visitors will examine real human bones, objects and artifacts using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists to determine age, sex, time since death, and maybe even cause of death. Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: Free, recommended for ages 10 and up. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Our Changing Planet: A Carbonated Ocean

One-Time Events The ocean is home to an incredible diversity of life and it supports us by providing food, oxygen and regulating our climate. Come hear from Meredith Kurz from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about how scientists study the chemistry of the ocean, how it is changing, and how it will affect us. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Science on a Sphere, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spying On Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

One-Time Events From Moby Dick to Free Willy to Blackfish, whales have long intrigued us. They are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet—they seem almost too majestic, too fantastical to be believed. They evolved from land-roaming creatures the size of German shepherds into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with awe, terror, and affection, but because they live 99% of their lives underwater, they remain mysteries to us. In Spying on Whales, paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Nick Pyenson, takes readers to the ends of the earth and the cutting edge of research to answer some of our biggest questions about whales. Why and how did they evolve to such enormous sizes? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea? What do their lives tell us about our oceans and about evolution as a whole? How have hundreds of years of whaling affected their… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium. Cost: Free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: http://go.si.edu/site/Calendar?id=102361&view=Detail&s_src=nmnh_web_trumba_er. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit go.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Science on a Sphere

Ongoing Tours & Activities Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Forensic Mysteries-Mystery at Yorktown Creek

One-Time Events Erosion along a creek bed produces a startling discovery – a human skeleton! Before the clues are washed away forever, visitors will get the chance to examine the evidence collected by the archaeologist during this drop-in program. Using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists, study the human bones and artifacts found with the skeleton to determine who this person was, when they lived, and what their life might have been like. Uncover the mystery of a person whose burial could turn out to be over 200 years old! Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: Free, recommended for ages 10 and up. Accessibility: Braille. Large print. Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 10, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

The World & Me Family Program: Beguiling Birds

One-Time Events Find your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum’s collections. These programs are designed for Pre-K to 3rd grade. What happens during a "World & Me" program? 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Free exploration of hands-on stations 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Book reading 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Craft activity This month, we'll explore the amazing diversity of birds by reading "Birds" by Kevin Henkes, looking at related collection objects, and making cardboard binoculars to search for birds in our exhibitions and in your neighborhood! Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet at the entrance to Q?rius, Ground Floor. Cost: Free but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: http://go.si.edu/site/Calendar?id=102383&view=Detail&s_src=nmnh_web_trumba. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Keywords: Family, families, kids, children, toddlers, story. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit go.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM            Note            - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Saving the World’s Smallest Whale: Conservation of the Vaquita Porpoise

One-Time Events Meet Dr. Michael McGowen, Curator of Marine Mammals, when he’ll be discussing the vaquita porpoise. The vaquita, the world’s smallest cetacean, lives in a small corner of the Gulf of California in Mexico, and has seen a massive decline in recent years to less than 30 animals. Learn about the life history and threats to this charismatic mammal, and the efforts of scientists to try and save it. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 17, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Friday, August 17, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Keywords: child children interactive activities hands-on activities. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.