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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. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 20, 2019, 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. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 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, March 20, 2019, 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, March 20, 2019, 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, March 20, 2019, 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, March 20, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 21, 2019, 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, March 22, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 22, 2019, 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, March 22, 2019, 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, March 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Expert Is In: Cover Your Sneeze!

One-Time Events Have you ever wondered how long viruses can survive on your doorknob or keyboard? Dr. Barry Margulies, a virologist from Towson University, studies how long viruses survive on different surfaces. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Outbreak. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Outbreak. Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 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. Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Expert Is In: How do viruses use YOU to make more viruses?

One-Time Events Viruses require a host's cells to make more virus. We’re going to learn how viruses enter your cells and hijack the host's proteins to make more viruses. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Outbreak. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Outbreak. Friday, March 22, 2019, 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. Friday, March 22, 2019, 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, March 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - Humanness, Domestication, and Dogs: How Animals Impact Human Evolution

One-Time Events Human impact and influence on other animal species can be traced from the Late Pleistocene through present day to what Elizabeth Kolbert calls the Sixth Extinction. What is less often considered is how various species of non-human animals, especially those that have been domesticated, have shaped the biological and cultural evolution of humans and our societies. Courtney Sexton, a graduate student in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at George Washington University, will lead a discussion on how other animals - dogs in particular - have defined what it means to be human.  Find out more information on upcoming Human Origins Initiative Public Events at: https://humanorigins.si.edu/about/events. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, One Species, Worldwide Theater in the Hall of Human Origins. Cost: Free. Related Events: Human Origins Initiative Public Events: https://humanorigins.si.edu/about/events. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit humanorigins.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, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, March 23, 2019, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

The World & Me Family Program: Bones, Bones, Animal Bones

One-Time Events The World and Me Family Program Series, Learn more about 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 and Me" program? 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Free exploration of hands-on stations, 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Book reading, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Hands-on activity, make-and-take activity, This month, we'll read Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine, and investigate what skeletons can tell us about how different animals (including humans!) live and move. After the program, participants can continue their exploration of this topic in the Bone Hall located on the second floor. Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: https://support.si.edu/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app30130a?view=Tickets&id=102721&NONCE_TOKEN=39D3FC30C9C24DFF654D2F43CF5D3808. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit support.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, March 23, 2019, 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, March 23, 2019, 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, March 23, 2019, 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, March 24, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, March 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, March 24, 2019, 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, March 24, 2019, 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, March 24, 2019, 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, March 24, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 25, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 26, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Expert Is In: Sea Spiders: Eight-Legged Freaks in Antarctica!

One-Time Events Why do sea spiders the size of dinner plates and other animals with tremendous body sizes thrive in extreme conditions at the ends of the Earth? Come chat with Dr. Steven Lane about his research on giant sea spiders in the Antarctic Ocean! Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 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. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 27, 2019, 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, March 28, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, March 28, 2019, 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, March 28, 2019, 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, March 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Video Webcast with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno: Exploring the Amazing World of Lichens

One-Time Events Note New Time: This show is rescheduled from February 8, 2019. Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno What is a lichen? Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno will take students on an exploration of the world of lichens, helping them to realize that lichens are living all around us—from forests to city streets. Manuela will explain what lichens are and how the lichen symbiosis works. Your class will get to see Manuela’s student interns in action, extracting DNA from lichens in one of the Smithsonian’s labs. Throughout the broadcast, Manuela will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for them to share what they think using live polls. These free, interactive, TV-style webcast programs will introduce your middle school students to core science concepts through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts, providing students with positive STEM role models and a connection to science in their lives. The shows air live twice each day,… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Click the "sign up" button to register. Related Events: Repeats at 2 PM ET. Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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: child children. Thursday, March 28, 2019, 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, March 28, 2019, 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, March 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Video Webcast with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno: Exploring the Amazing World of Lichens

One-Time Events Note New Time: This show is rescheduled from February 8, 2019. Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno What is a lichen? Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno will take students on an exploration of the world of lichens, helping them to realize that lichens are living all around us—from forests to city streets. Manuela will explain what lichens are and how the lichen symbiosis works. Your class will get to see Manuela’s student interns in action, extracting DNA from lichens in one of the Smithsonian’s labs. Throughout the broadcast, Manuela will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for them to share what they think using live polls. These free, interactive, TV-style webcast programs will introduce your middle school students to core science concepts through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts, providing students with positive STEM role models and a connection to science in their lives. The shows air live twice each day,… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Click the "sign up" button to register. Related Events: Webcast also airs at 11 AM ET. Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 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. Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Paleobiology Symposium - Life's Greatest Hits: Key Events in Evolution

One-Time Events Join us for a day of talks, Q&A and panel discussions with 10 internationally acclaimed evolutionary biologists and paleontologists sharing new discoveries about key evolutionary innovations over the course of life on Earth. FEATURED SPEAKERS, Andy Knoll, Harvard University: Connections between Earth and life - the big picture from the beginning to now , Charles Marshall, University of California Berkeley: Rises and falls in biodiversity over deep time - what we know from fossils , Lauren Sallan, University of Pennsylvania: Vertebrate origins and expansion in the early oceans , Dianne Edwards, Cardiff University: Plants invade the land and transform the planet , Geerat Vermeij, University of California Davis: Energy, economics, and history - what shells and plants tell us about ourselves , Maria McNamara, University College Cork: How and why life evolved color - evidence from ancient insects and vertebrates , Nadia Fröbisch, Natural History Museum Berlin: Development of the vertebrate body plan , … Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Dinosaurs. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium (Please enter from Constitution Ave. & 10th St. NW - doors open at 9:30 AM). Cost: Free, but registration is requested. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/NMNH-Paleo. Related Exhibition: The Last American Dinosaurs, 2nd Floor. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 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. Friday, March 29, 2019, 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, March 29, 2019, 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, March 29, 2019, 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, March 29, 2019, 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, March 29, 2019, 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, March 29, 2019, 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, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, March 30, 2019, 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, March 30, 2019, 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, March 30, 2019, 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, March 30, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Fossil Family Night: New Ways to Look at Fossils

One-Time Events What does it take to be a paleontologist?  It's more than just digging in the dirt!  Take a closer look at the science of paleontology and discover more about the high-tech research tools and techniques used to learn about ancient life and ecosystems. Watch demonstrations of different ways of capturing information about fossils , Try your hand at capturing 3-D images of fossils from the museum's collections , Meet scientists who use technology to help answer research questions , Participate in an interactive game featuring our science experts and you! This special program is made possible by Roland and Debra Sauermann. Dwell Time: 45. Categories: After Five. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Dinosaurs. Intensive Interactives. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: Free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: https://s.si.edu/2R3mt1D. Related Exhibition: The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World, 2nd Floor. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Noche Familiar de Fósiles: Nuevas maneras de observar los fósiles

One-Time Events ¿Qué se necesita para ser un paleontólogo?  ¡Serlo es mucho más que solo cavar en la tierra! Dale una mirada más de cerca a la ciencia de la paleontología y descubre más acerca de las herramientas y técnicas de investigación de alta tecnología utilizadas para aprender sobre la vida y los ecosistemas más antiguos. Ve demostraciones sobre diferentes maneras de capturar información relativa a los fósiles , Intenta capturar imágenes en 3D de los fósiles de la colección del museo , Conoce a científicos que usan la ayuda de la tecnología para responder preguntas de investigación , ¡Participa en un juego interactivo con nuestros científicos expertos! Este programa especial es posible gracias a Roland y Debra Sauermann. Dwell Time: 45. Categories: After Five. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Dinosaurs. Intensive Interactives. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Planta baja, Q?rius. Cost: Gratis. Se requiere registro previo. Da click aquí para registrarte. Get Tickets: https://s.si.edu/2R3mt1D. Related Exhibition: The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World, 2nd Floor. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

SOLD OUT - Nerd Nite DC @Natural History

One-Time Events This event is SOLD OUT. If you have purchased tickets to the event, please bring your ticket/confirmation to the event on March 30. Thank you! On March 30, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will host Nerd Nite DC for a special fossil-themed evening of creative presentations, food, and libations! Take a step back in deep time as experts uncover chapters in Earth's 4.6 billion-year-old story that are relevant to our lives today. Nerd Nite is a monthly-ish informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts. Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink, and learn something new. FEATURED SPEAKERS & TOPICS: The Reptilian Revolution - Adam Pritchard, Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History , Seafood through Time - Lucy Chang, Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History , Birds as… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Dinosaurs. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Nerd Nite DC. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Cafe. Cost: $15 includes one drink. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7427202/nerd-nite-dc-natural-history-washington-national-museum-of-natural-history. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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. Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, March 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, March 31, 2019, 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, March 31, 2019, 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, March 31, 2019, 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, March 31, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 1, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 2, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 3, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 4, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 5, 2019, 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, April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, April 6, 2019, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Interactive Demonstration: Her Story through Hopi Pottery

One-Time Events Potters from the Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona have been making ceramics for thousands of years.  Come learn about Hopi pottery from a group of contemporary Hopi potters as they discuss the meaning of the pottery and how they engage with this rich heritage, carrying it on for future generations. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of Hopi pottery traditions and the opportunity to create Hopi pottery designs of you own. During this program, you can: Watch demonstrations about Hopi pottery—including making coil pots, polishing them, making natural pigments, and painting pots. , Learn from Hopi potters about the significance of the designs, as well as Hopi perspectives on their appropriate uses. , Make your own t-shirt using pottery designs. Free and open to the public.  No registration required. Dwell Time: 20. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: American History. Anthropology. Craft. Design. Indigenous. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Q?rius, Ground Floor. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 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. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 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, April 6, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Expert Is In: Staying safe when working with dangerous viruses

One-Time Events When studying deadly viruses researchers need to be able to protect themselves and work safely. Experience what it is like to wear the “uniform” of a BSL3 researcher and hear what it’s like to work with SARS and MERS. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Outbreak. Related Exhibition: Outbreak. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 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. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 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, April 7, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, April 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, April 7, 2019, 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, April 7, 2019, 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, April 7, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Family Program: The Art and Science of Shark Scales

One-Time Events Observe and create like an artist scientist by combining scientific discoveries with your own imagination. During this workshop, families will explore the different properties of shark scales and ways humans have used sharkskin for tools and inventions. Families will then make their own artistic piece inspired by their discoveries.  For ages 8 and up.  Free, but registration is required.  Registration to open soon! Dwell Time: 120. Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: American Art. Animals & Ecosystems. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Q?rius, Ground Floor. Cost: Free, but registration is required.  Registration to open soon! Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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: 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, April 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

The Emerson String Quartet 2018?19 Season

One-Time Events The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Mozart, Wernick, and Shostakovich. Categories: After Five. Performances. Event Group: Music Event. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Metro: Federal Triangle. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242531?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, April 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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. Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 8, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 9, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 10, 2019, 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, April 11, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 11, 2019, 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, April 11, 2019, 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, April 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Video Webcast with Paleobiologist Laura Soul: Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles

One-Time Events Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast with Paleobiologist Laura Soul Join Paleobiologist Laura Soul to learn about giant marine reptiles that once dominated the sea, like plesiosaurs. Laura will introduce your students to several related groups of marine reptiles, like pliosaurs and elasmosaurs, while sharing her research and discoveries about how the body shapes and sizes of these animals, like their long-necks, evolved and changed over time. Throughout the broadcast, Laura will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls. These free, interactive, TV-style webcast programs will introduce your middle school students to core science concepts through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts, providing students with positive STEM role models and a connection to science in their lives. The shows air live twice each day, and provide opportunities for your students to interact via live polls and Q&A with the… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Click the "sign up" button to register. Related Events: Repeats at 2 PM ET. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Thursday, April 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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: child children. Thursday, April 11, 2019, 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, April 11, 2019, 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, April 11, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Video Webcast with Paleobiologist Laura Soul: Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles

One-Time Events Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast with Paleobiologist Laura Soul Join Paleobiologist Laura Soul to learn about giant marine reptiles that once dominated the sea, like plesiosaurs. Laura will introduce your students to several related groups of marine reptiles, like pliosaurs and elasmosaurs, while sharing her research and discoveries about how the body shapes and sizes of these animals, like their long-necks, evolved and changed over time. Throughout the broadcast, Laura will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls. These free, interactive, TV-style webcast programs will introduce your middle school students to core science concepts through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts, providing students with positive STEM role models and a connection to science in their lives. The shows air live twice each day, and provide opportunities for your students to interact via live polls and Q&A with the… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Click the "sign up" button to register. Related Events: Webcast also airs at 11 AM ET. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 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. Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 12, 2019, 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, April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, April 13, 2019, 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, April 13, 2019, 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, April 13, 2019, 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, April 13, 2019, 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, April 14, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Event Group: Teen Programs. 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, April 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, April 14, 2019, 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, April 14, 2019, 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, April 14, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Family Program: The Art and Science of Shark Scales

One-Time Events Observe and create like an artist scientist by combining scientific discoveries with your own imagination. During this workshop, families will explore the different properties of shark scales and ways humans have used sharkskin for tools and inventions. Families will then make their own artistic piece inspired by their discoveries.  For ages 8 and up. Free, but registration is required.  Registration to open soon! Dwell Time: 120. Categories: Kids & Families. Topics: American Art. Animals & Ecosystems. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Q?rius, Ground Floor. Cost: Free, but registration is required.  Registration to open soon! Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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: 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, April 14, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, April 15, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 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, April 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.