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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. Monday, December 10, 2018, 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, December 10, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 10, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 10, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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, December 11, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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, December 12, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Science on a Sphere

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Natural History on the Big Screen: The Human Element

One-Time Events The National Museum of Natural History, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) invite you to a screening of The Human Element, produced by James Balog and Olivia Ahnemann. A Q&A with James Balog (Producer, The Human Element) and Matthew Testa (Director, The Human Element), moderated by Scott Wing (Research Scientist and Curator of Fossil Plants, NMNH) will follow. In The Human Element, renowned photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, The Human Element tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature. This program is offered with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: http://go.si.edu/site/Calendar?id=102521&view=Detail&s_src=nmnh_web_trumba_text_er&s_subsrc=181212. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. For more info visit go.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 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, December 13, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 13, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. 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, December 13, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Expert Is In: Science 2.0: Drones and seals explore the Arctic Ocean!

One-Time Events What do sail drones and seals have in common? They can help us create better weather forecasts, provide earlier warnings for natural disasters, and give us a greater understanding of the Earth. Come chat with Dr. Jessica Cross about how she uses innovative technologies in the harsh and extreme Arctic. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Aeronautics. Animals & Ecosystems. Inventions & Inventors. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: NOAA. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, December 14, 2018, 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, December 14, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Expert Is In: Catch Me If You Can

One-Time Events Do you know how fish get from the ocean to our plates? Come chat with Sarah Margolis & Emily Markowitz, two NOAA marine scientists who study how fishing can be done sustainably! Learn about how fish are caught using different types of gear, why size matters and why we need to know about their biology to manage them! Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Event Group: Black History Month. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: NOAA. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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, December 14, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. 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, December 14, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - Your microbiome is a part of this microbial planet

One-Time Events Come join our conversation with Dr. Lita Proctor, Coordinator of the Human Microbiome Project at the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute about how your microbiome is part of this microbial planet! Earth is a microbial planet and our human microbiome is a close-to-home example of microbes in action. Lessons from microbial ecology, evolution, and biology will help us understand how it's thought our species co-evolved with our microbial partners, why the microbiome is essential to our health, what we might be doing to perturb our microbiomes, and what we might be able to do about it. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Event Group: NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Hall of Human Origins, One Species, Living Worldwide Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Hall of Human Origins. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Friday, December 14, 2018, 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, December 15, 2018, 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. Event Group: Girl Scouts. 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, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 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: Girl Scouts. 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, December 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, December 17, 2018, 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, December 17, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 17, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 17, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 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, December 18, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

The Scientist Is In: Human Origins

One-Time Events The Scientist Is In program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with scientists, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation. Come meet Eve Boyle from the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at George Washington University and talk to her about her research! Eve is interested in the evolution of the human diet, and when and how changes in body form occurred across hominin evolution. Her research explores whether or not there is a relationship between diet and the shape of the torso. She is a Fellow in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and a student in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Anthropology. Event Group: Girl Scouts. NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Hall of Human Origins. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Hall of Human Origins. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit humanorigins.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, December 18, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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, December 19, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Science on a Sphere

Ongoing Tours & Activities Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Event Group: Girl Scouts. NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 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, December 20, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Keywords: child children. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, December 21, 2018, 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, December 21, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, December 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, December 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 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. Event Group: Girl Scouts. 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, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. 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, December 22, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Sant Ocean Hall Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities The Sant Ocean Hall is a wonderfully diverse exhibit hall with LOTS to explore. In this introductory tour, you will travel through the different ocean zones and go back in time to early ocean life to get a special look at what our exhibits tell us about ocean exploration, life on earth, how the ocean works, and your connection to it. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, meet at the Sant Ocean Hall entrance near the Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, December 23, 2018, 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: Girl Scouts. 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, December 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, December 24, 2018, 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, December 24, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 24, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 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, December 26, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Science on a Sphere

Ongoing Tours & Activities Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Event Group: Girl Scouts. NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 27, 2018, 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, December 27, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, December 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, December 28, 2018, 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, December 28, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, December 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Ancient Histories. Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Dinosaurs. Geology, Gems & Minerals. Indigenous. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, December 28, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 29, 2018, 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. Event Group: Girl Scouts. 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, December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 30, 2018, 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: Girl Scouts. 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, December 30, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

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

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, December 31, 2018, 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, December 31, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 31, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 31, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

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

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: 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, December 31, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Dwell Time: 10. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Anthropology. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, January 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. Tuesday, January 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. Tuesday, January 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: 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, January 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: 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, January 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. Tuesday, January 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: 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, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 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. Saturday, January 5, 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. Event Group: Girl Scouts. 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, January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Saturday, January 5, 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, January 5, 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, January 5, 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, January 5, 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 Copland, Shostakovich, and Beethoven. 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/242530?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, January 5, 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. Sunday, January 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: Girl Scouts. 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, January 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Dwell Time: 15. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Topics: Animals & Ecosystems. Intensive Interactives. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Keywords: child children toddler toddlers. Sunday, January 6, 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, January 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. Sunday, January 6, 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, January 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. Monday, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 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. Tuesday, January 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. Tuesday, January 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: 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, January 8, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

The Scientist Is In: Human Origins

One-Time Events The Scientist Is In program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with scientists, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation. Come meet Benjamin Utting from Cambridge University who will be in the exhibit with touchable objects to answer questions and talk about his research. Ben holds a BA in anthropology from Stony Brook University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the SUNDASIA Project, where he explores ancient behavioral adaptations to environmental change at the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Vietnam. His other research interests include behavioral ecology, stone tool technology, and experimental archaeology. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Topics: Anthropology. Event Group: Girl Scouts. NMNH Education Center. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Hall of Human Origins. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Hall of Human Origins. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit humanorigins.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, January 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. Tuesday, January 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: 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, January 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.