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CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook, link below. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:00 AM.

(At Home) On Art and the Screen Age: Artist Talk with Paul Chan

Ongoing Activities This program is online only. FREE Register in advance now! Advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. Artist, writer, and publisher Paul Chan will join Hirshhorn associate curator of media and performance art Marina Isgro for a talk on Chan’s evolving approach to the moving image and his recent writings on art’s role in moments of crisis. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Nebraska, American artist Chan addresses sprawling themes including violence, joy, apocalypse, and utopia across a variety of media. In 2002, he traveled to Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness, an aid and activist group opposed to the US-led invasions. His film series, Tin Drum Trilogy (2002–05), examines American involvement in the Middle East during the administration of George W. Bush alongside other US socio-political issues, such as religion in the Bible Belt. In the early 2000s, Chan also gained attention for his animated digital videos, in… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o4Ui2JMyQIi0H3z41jhAHg. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Artists At Home

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture is debuting a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Each week will feature a different artwork and artist--stay tuned to our web page for more upcoming session details! Led by NMAAHC educators, each session will focus on a unique visual art piece and encourage discussion around a central question. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. This program is designed to be fluid and conversational. It welcomes students from grades 3-12.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration for each session opens one week prior. Get Tickets or Register: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/artists-home. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Into the Planet: The Science and Exploration of Underwater Caves

Resident Associate Program Join cave diver Jill Heinerth, as she recounts her journeys to remote water-filled caves from Antarctica and Siberia to Bermuda and the Bahamas. She offers images and videos about tiny venomous cave inhabitants, archaeological remains of the Mayan people, and ancient lofty stalagmites that tell the story of earth before humans. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248452?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

19th Amendment Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Help us increase coverage of the 19th Amendment and women in the suffrage movement on Wikipedia by making 19 edits during the month of August. This year marks 100 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Help us close the gap in articles about the 19th Amendment and women's role in the suffrage movement. Editing will be open throughout the month of August with Zoom training / office hours every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science. During the training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We're asking editors to make 19 edits about the 19th Amendment throughout the month of August. This event is… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:19th_Amendment_Virtual_Edit-a-thon. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-virtual-edit-a-thon-tickets-114654984144. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Early Garden Photography: Glass Lantern Slides

Smithsonian Gardens Garden photography hasn’t always been as easy as point-and-shoot on your cell phone. Learn about hand-tinted glass lantern slides and how they were used a century ago to document gardens and tell their stories from Joyce Connolly of the Archives of American Gardens. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online webcast. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3FaL99XqRBOWyyXsWIuxXA. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3FaL99XqRBOWyyXsWIuxXA. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

#TakeTimeThursday: Taking Action In Your Own Garden with DC Natives with Thorne Rankin

One-Time Events Join us on Zoom for a presentation by Thorne Rankin of DC Natives as she discusses how to support endangered pollinators while beautifying your neighborhood. This presentation will offer simple steps listeners can take to plant beautiful, manageable pollinator-friendly gardens. Discover some of the pleasures of cultivating friendly flowers and the benefits of working in the soil during challenging times. Thorne Rankin is a DC native with many years of experience in landscape design and project management. She brings a broad knowledge of the local natural environment, the importance of pollinators and the history of many local neighborhoods. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXVKo4_SfyLE51z_YyPSg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. #Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creati… Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Love Letter, 2020: A Celebration of Black Women in Portraiture

One-Time Events Join the National Portrait Gallery for an exploration of identity and biography through the lens of Black women in portraiture. Participants will discuss how visual culture lends itself to understanding the contributions of Black women in the history of art and in fields such as science, education, and politics. We will use elements of portrayal—visual clues found in portraits—to discover deeper meaning in a selection of works and to share joy through the celebration of Black women in art. Free—Register at npg.eventbrite.com. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Register required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-letter-2020-a-celebration-of-black-women-in-portraiture-tickets-110170089704. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Developing Black-and-White Film at Home

Resident Associate Program Processing your own 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film is cost-effective, and typically provides better results. Get all the skills you need to begin at this information-packed session. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248814?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

How We Remember Women's Suffrage

Resident Associate Program Although Susan B. Anthony became the iconic figure of women’s suffrage, most of the stories of the women of all classes and races who were part of the movement are missing from its history. Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy of the American History Museum examines how Anthony became cemented in the public imagination, as well as who was left out of the movement’s story and how their exclusion still haunts the struggle for women’s rights. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248757?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

25 Years of Hong Kong Action!

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery What makes a great fight scene? In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, we asked film critic and action movie enthusiast R. Emmet Sweeney to select the best Hong Kong fight scenes of the last quarter century. Read about them and watch clips on the Freer and Sackler blog, then join Sweeney and the museum’s curator of film Tom Vick to discuss them. Maybe even share a few of your own.  Join the conversation here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/95655978963?pwd=eWF5SnR0TXFVSTNNTGZ1eTRJNHdVQT09  Password: 529376. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/95655978963?pwd=eWF5SnR0TXFVSTNNTGZ1eTRJNHdVQT09. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, August 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Friday, August 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Friday, August 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Through The Window And Into The Mirror: Narratives Of African American STEM Professionals, A Career Conversation Series

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites middle and high school students to join us as we explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will to peer into the ‘windows’ of the speakers’ lives, learn from their lived experiences as STEM professionals and will find parts of their culture and lifestyle ‘mirrored’ in the speakers’ lessons of their youth, their greatest challenges and accomplishments. Through the Window and into the Mirror aims to inform, inspire, and be a starting point for students as they take steps towards having careers in STEM.  Join us weekly as we enter the minds of STEM professionals with careers in science education, chemistry, science communication, science policy, biomedical research, engineering and computer science. All times are Eastern Daylight Time The above image is from the… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual webcast. Cost: This is a free webinar, but registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2c5b829697514bbdbde52a2be2e401ac. Friday, August 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Respect Her Crank! Frontwomen of Go-Go

One time events Black women play a foundational role in the history and legacy of go-go as singers, instrumentalists, managers, and organizers. However, the roles and experiences of women in the genre are largely overlooked. Sit down with ARTLAB, GIRLAAA, and leading frontwomen to virtually discuss what it’s like to be a woman in the go-go music scene.  This program is a part of ARTLAB’s Respect Her Crank! series. The series includes a set of public programs and a final virtual exhibit, celebrating women in go-go. ARTLAB is a digital art studio for teens, but this program is open to art- and go-go-lovers of all ages. ASL interpretation will be provided for this program. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email hirshhornexperience@si.edu. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Live via Zoom. Cost: Free, register below. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5YO0rjiSvSj3RDNOHSYuA. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Burgundy

Resident Associate Program Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned—and you follow along with an at-home tasting kit. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This workshop focuses on the Burgundy wine region.</span>. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248872?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Resident Associate Program Family Program: (Ages 8 to 14) Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248115?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, August 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 AM.

CANCELED - A Trio of Contemporary Museums: An Artful Weekend in New York

Resident Associate Program Treat yourself to an art-filled weekend escape to Manhattan that gives you plenty of time to take in guided visits of three leading museums devoted to modern and contemporary art—the newly revamped MoMA, the Whitney, and the New Museum—and a night on the town to enjoy as you like. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248235?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8:30 AM – Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Resident Associate Program Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, Computer Lab, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248293?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Special Members' Behind-the-Scenes Castle Tour

Ongoing Tours Have you ever wondered about the history of the Smithsonian? Our members often do. Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. There’s more! As a member, you will be led through some of our celebrated spaces that are not offered on the public tour, including the historic library, Regents’ Room, and Secretary’s Parlor! Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round: Sun.: 9:45 a.m.   Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Stop by information desk for tour starting location. Cost: For all Smithsonian memberships , Free, but advanced registration required (click on the "Sign Up" link). , Registration opens 2 weeks before the tour , Registration closes 3 days before the scheduled tour date. , there are a limited number of slots on the tour Not a member yet? Join today at http://www.si.edu/Membership. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Introduction to Pastels: Cezanne-Inspired Landscapes

Resident Associate Program Working in Smithsonian gardens, use chalk or oil pastel to capture vibrant colors in nature and their interaction with light--in the style of impressionist Paul Cezanne. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248294?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Zero Barriers in STEM Education- Teacher Leader Application

Smithsonian Science Education Center Events The SSEC is seeking up to 28 DC Public School teachers from up to 14 schools to participate in our “Zero Barriers in STEM Education” initiative. This pilot initiative, funded through a grant provided by General Motors (GM), will provide teachers and schools with the resources to create an inclusive culture that is accessible to all learners along the continuum of human ability and experience. By providing equitable entry to everyone, we reduce barriers for students who may not otherwise have access to robust STEM experiences. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis and participants will be accepted until all slots are filled or until June 1, 2020. For your application to be considered complete, please return the signed Teacher Leader Agreement (Appendix B), acknowledging your commitment to this work through June of 2021 to Eva Muszynski at MuszynskiE@si.edu. Category: Content. Contact Name: Eva Muszynski. Contact Phone: 2026332999. Contact Email: muszynskie@si.edu. Monday, August 17, 2020 – Thursday, August 20, 2020.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Monday, August 17, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

The Battle for America: The French and Indian War

Resident Associate Program Pre-revolutionary America took center stage in the world’s first truly global war in the mid-18th century. Historian Richard Bell examines how this bitter contest among the great empires of Britain, France, and Spain played out on American soil and how it sowed the seeds of the imperial crisis that would culminate in the new nation’s independence. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248836?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, August 17, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Young Portrait Explorers

One-Time Events Explore portraits of astronauts and activists, scientists and star athletes—and discover the stories behind them. Join the Portrait Gallery each week for a close look at a featured portrait. Then we’ll dig deeper with some discussion questions and get moving with fun activities on the day’s topic. Download PDF activity guides from the “Visit at Home” page of the Portrait Gallery’s website at npg.si.edu. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Portrait Gallery Instagram: @smithsoniannpg. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on Instagram, link below. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11:00 AM.

19th Amendment Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Help us increase coverage of the 19th Amendment and women in the suffrage movement on Wikipedia by making 19 edits during the month of August. This year marks 100 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Help us close the gap in articles about the 19th Amendment and women's role in the suffrage movement. Editing will be open throughout the month of August with Zoom training / office hours every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science. During the training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We're asking editors to make 19 edits about the 19th Amendment throughout the month of August. This event is… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:19th_Amendment_Virtual_Edit-a-thon. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-virtual-edit-a-thon-tickets-114654984144. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Instagram Live: A Discussion on Women’s Suffrage with Kate Clarke Lemay and Lara Vapnek

One-Time Events Experience the museum’s first Instagram Live! Portrait Gallery historian Kate Clarke Lemay and Professor Lara Vapnek, who teaches history at St. John’s University, will delve into the long history of suffrage activism in the United States. On Aug. 18, 1920, the movement for women’s voting rights culminated in Tennessee’s vote to ratify the 19th amendment, providing the two-thirds majority of states needed for the amendment to become law. The conversation will highlight Leonora O’Reilly, a “working girl” from New York City who became a leading suffrage advocate, and whose portrait is in the museum’s collection. This conversation will also serve as an early celebration of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26. Portrait Gallery Instagram: @smithsoniannpg. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Inspiration / Action: Miscounted but I Still Matter: Bridging Gaps in Maternal & Mental Health with Kay Matthews

One-Time Events Statistics show overwhelming that 3 out of 5 Black women in the U.S. are likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.  Additionally, it is common that afterwards they experience maternal mental health complications. Kay Matthews, Founder of the Shades of Blue Project, will explore the perspectives/experiences of Black women to heighten awareness in order to reduce these outcomes.   Kay Matthews is a Licensed Community Health Worker, Motivator, Advocate and Mental Health & Wellness Advisor.  She lives in Houston Texas and is the Founder of The Shades of Blue Project which addresses cultural barriers in maternal mental health and servicing minority women experiencing maternal mental health complications. She has also received numerous awards from both her community and her peers, and sits on the Board and is Partners with several National organizations. Kay is now actively teaching and speaking to women of all ages to help them better understand how important it is to advocate for themselves before during and… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Teen Tuesday - Exploring Land Use and Climate Change

One-Time Events Join us to explore how our landscapes are being transformed by humans.  In this program, we talk about the connections between climate change, urban forestry, and environmental justice with urban foresters from DC organization Casey Trees, ecologist Dr. Kimberly Komatsu, and DC teens interested in urban sustainability. Our guests will help you apply what they’ve learned in their work to make positive change in your own community, no matter where you live! Who you'll meet: Casey Trees staff Melinda Peters and Kelsey Desmond, DC teens, and Kimberly Komatsu, ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/97863762769   Registration Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested but not required. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Teacher Tuesday: Self-care and Prepare

Workshops Take a break for art and yoga, and connect with fellow educators as you prepare for a new school year.  Explore “Teaching China with the Smithsonian,” the Freer and Sackler’s newest online resource for classroom teachers, and participate in an activity designed by one of the teacher advisors from the project. Learn about the Freer and Sackler’s suite of new live online learning programs for K–12 students and close out the program with a yoga session instructed by Create Calm.  This program will be hosted on Zoom.  A link and password information will be e-mailed to participants one day prior to the program.  Please register by August 17, 2020:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-tuesday-self-care-and-prepare-tickets-114533950128. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-tuesday-self-care-and-prepare-tickets-114533950128. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Genevieve Gaignard and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz in Conversation with Taína Caragol

One-Time Events Join Portrait Gallery curator Taína Caragol as she engages artists Genevieve Gaignard and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz in a discussion of their individual photographic and performance practices. Gaignard’s work is featured in “The Outwin 2019” exhibition of contemporary portraiture, while Raimundi-Ortiz has participated in the Portrait Gallery’s IDENTIFY performance art series. This program is part of the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture Conversation Series and is organized by PORTAL, the National Portrait Gallery's Scholarly Center. Free—Registration required. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6y-qkkgT2ePV_AOw65vwQ?mc_cid=f4365222c3&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Ask a Librarian Live: Art Edition

Smithsonian Libraries The Smithsonian’s five art libraries house, curate, and provide access to printed and digital resources on the arts of many time periods, many cultures, and in many languages. In these libraries, you’ll find information on contemporary global art, design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present, American art, African art, and the art of Asia and the Middle East. Maybe you are a painter, and you want to know the chemical composition of the blue color typically found in Persian miniature paintings. Or maybe you’re an educator looking for information on Edward Hopper's 1942 painting "Nighthawks” or examples of the kissi pennies (coins of the soul) that were traded throughout Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Our librarians can help you find all these things and more. Usually, you can reach these experts in many different ways, including by emailing AskaLibrarian@si.edu, but on Tuesday, August 18, we’re giving you the special opportunity to “Ask a Librarian Live!” Librarians from some of our art… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

One-Time Events Join the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library for a virtual conversation about visual culture, activism, and prose. Join us as we reflect on Gordon Parks’s portrait of Malcolm X from the Portrait Gallery’s collection and discuss the related book, “Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot” by Mikki Kendall. Participants are encouraged to explore “Talking About Race,” the new resource from the National Museum of African American History and Culture before the event. DCPL cardholders can access “Hood Feminism” here. Free—Register at npg.eventbrite.com. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Register required. Get Tickets or Register: https://npg.eventbrite.com. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Washington's Marvelous Mosaics

Resident Associate Program Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a variety of mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings that contain unexpected gems in Washington, DC. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248816?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Roving for Signs of Life on Mars

Resident Associate Program As part of of Space Tuesdays with George Mason University Observatory, Peter Plavchan and Michael Summers, professors of physics and astronomy at GMU, and John Callas, former manager of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover program, look at the prospects of life on Mars past and present through scientific evidence collected by robotic landers and rovers and remote-sensing orbiters. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248760?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

(At Home) Art and Healing: Artist Talk with AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson

Ongoing Activities This program is online only. FREE Register in advance now! Advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. I have no apology for genocide: my words make no difference. I care about the living and the dead. And, here and now, we are the living and the dead; We are the living and the dead; We are a community of the living and the dead. And the dead are with us still. – AA Bronson, A Public Apology to the Siksika Nation Artists AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson join Hirshhorn assistant curator Betsy Johnson for a discussion on their work and recent collaboration to address the fundamental role that art can play in helping us to face unspeakable atrocities, rebuild relationships and trust, and find healthy ways to heal and move forward together. Through this conversation, the artists approach the unanswerable question—one posed by Bronson in his work A Public Apology to Siksika Nation—of how one can apologize for genocide, if… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qVFHQwF-TDGZQhRtCcrSHQ. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook, link below. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11:00 AM.

From Foraging to Farming: How Our Skeletons Changed

One-Time Events Habiba Chirchir is a biological anthropologist at Marshall University and a research associate with the Human Origins Program at the National Museum of Natural History. After discovering humans had lower bone density than other primates, she set out to find out why by working with a team of researchers to examine human fossils in both the recent and distant past. Her new conclusion was surprising:  it all started when humans shifted from foraging and hunting to growing food and raising livestock - a fairly recent phenomenon in human prehistory.    Given our sedentary lifestyles - and with food often just a click away - we need to protect our bones more than ever. Can we learn to do this by understanding our ancestors’ lifestyles? Join us as Chirchir shares her work and the new possibilities that may have contributed to lighter skeletons in humans.  Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This program will be presented as a Zoom video… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Langley and Manly and Orville and Wilbur: The Race To Be First To Fly

Resident Associate Program Aviation writer and filmmaker Paul Glenshaw tells the story of the epic race between two engineering teams who ran a neck-and-neck race to be the first to fly in the fall and winter of 1903. One was a pair of brothers—Orville and Wilbur Wright. The other team was Dr. Samuel Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian, and his assistant, Charles Matthews Manly. We know who won—but do we know why? Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248763?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Artists At Home

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture is debuting a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Each week will feature a different artwork and artist--stay tuned to our web page for more upcoming session details! Led by NMAAHC educators, each session will focus on a unique visual art piece and encourage discussion around a central question. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. This program is designed to be fluid and conversational. It welcomes students from grades 3-12.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration for each session opens one week prior. Get Tickets or Register: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/artists-home. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Workshop Wednesdays 2020: Heroes and Sheroes Design with African Fabric

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor Lecture Hall. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heroes-sheroes-design-with-african-fabric-wednesday-workshop-series-tickets-90180613643. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Look & Listen: Asian Art and Music, Bell Yung, qin, with Keith Wilson

Performances Enjoy this rare chance to explore the Chinese musical instrument called the qin (pronounced “chin”), which for centuries has been most often played in solitude or with a like-minded friend or two. Our guides will be qin expert Bell Yung, who will perform on an instrument from 1640, and Keith Wilson, curator of ancient Chinese art, who collaborated on a new publication examining the museum’s seven qin instruments spanning over one thousand years of history.   Together, they will explore Daoist influences on the music for the qin, which seeks inspiration from the forces of nature and the inner spiritual world of the individual. The program will also showcase Chinese paintings that relate to qin-playing and provide an inside look at the oldest qin instrument in the museum’s collection, as well as and insights into recent discoveries about its fabrication in the year 1009.   Bell Yung is Affiliate Professor of Music at the University of Washington and the author of Celestial Arts of Antiquity: Music of the… Categories: Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 4:00 PM.

Humboldt Happy Hour

One-Time Events Grab a drink and join an all-star group of experts for a lively discussion about the massive mastodon skeleton featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. SAAM Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey is joined by National Museum of Natural History Research Associate Advait Jukar, who helped install the mastodon skeleton in SAAM’s galleries, Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives Postdoctoral Fellow Diana Marsh, and SAAM Objects Conservator Ariel O'Connor. Discover unexpected connections between art, science, and history and learn why there is a mastodon in an art museum. Image credit: Skeleton of the Mastodon, excavated 1801–2 by Charles Willson Peale, bone, wood, and papier mâché approx. 118 × 177 × 65 in. Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, Photo: Ariel O'Connor. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required. Tickets available via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humboldt-happy-hour-tickets-115413953241. Related Exhibition: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 5:00 PM.

China's Lost Treasures: Plundered or Bartered?

Resident Associate Program From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world that are now widely seen as stolen or plundered. Historian Justin M. Jacobs examines an exodus of cultural treasures from northwestern China that reveals a path shaped by factors more complex—and surprising—than coercion, corruption, and deceit. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248449?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Closeup on the Barnes Collection

Resident Associate Program Join a live virtual tour that examines works by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and other painters in a way that you—and even visitors to the Barnes—have never experienced. High-definition Deep Zoom technology offers closeup looks at the canvases that reveal their surfaces and details in ways that bring the art and the artists to vivid life. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248924?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

19th Amendment Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Help us increase coverage of the 19th Amendment and women in the suffrage movement on Wikipedia by making 19 edits during the month of August. This year marks 100 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Help us close the gap in articles about the 19th Amendment and women's role in the suffrage movement. Editing will be open throughout the month of August with Zoom training / office hours every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science. During the training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We're asking editors to make 19 edits about the 19th Amendment throughout the month of August. This event is… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:19th_Amendment_Virtual_Edit-a-thon. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-virtual-edit-a-thon-tickets-114654984144. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Selecting and Planting Fall Bulbs

Smithsonian Gardens Let Smithsonian Gardens’ Horticulturist Christine Abelow show you how to be the envy of your neighbors next spring with an amazing flowering bulb display. Learn tips and tricks about planting fall bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online Webinar. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v4UGB4jrTLm4jNbdp4T4Pg. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v4UGB4jrTLm4jNbdp4T4Pg. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

#TakeTimeThursday: Spoken Word with Joseph Green

One-Time Events Spoken word artist Joseph Green explains how he uses themes and metaphors in his work related to current states of mind involving memory, loss, and identity during the current Covid-19 health crisis and the BLM movements happening globally today. Joseph LMS Green, is a spoken word artist, educator, and motivational speaker with over a decade of work in youth spaces discussing his life, poetry art and social justice.  He believes that once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light -- you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.  He enjoys driving both youth and adults towards self-forgiveness, redemption, and the role of love. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXVKo4_SfyLE51z_YyPSg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. #Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives part… Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Youth in Action: Native Civic Engagement

One-Time Events Did you know that the majority of Native Americans did not gain the right to vote until 1970? Even though Native Americans were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924, major restrictions facing Native voters were not eliminated until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and later amendments. Join us in a conversation with Shandiin Herrera (Diné) and Isabel Coronado (Mvskoke Creek) to discuss the continued fight for reform to ensure the right to vote is accessible to everyone. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program. Native Civic Engagement is the first program in the online series Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary each month. These free webinars are targeted to middle- and high-school students, and advance registration is required. The webinars will be recorded and archived on the museum's YouTube channel.… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t-Ya1Hn3RfOuHuMFCmFU7w. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Discovering the Wines of South Africa

Resident Associate Program South Africa is the eighth largest global wine-producer and its wine industry is among the oldest of the New World. Jim Clarke, marketing manager for Wines of South Africa, discusses how wind, sea, and mountains have shaped South Africa’s vineyards and what these defining elements bring to its wines. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248766?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Shaolin Jazz Presents Kill Zone 2 (a.k.a. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences)

Films DJ 2-Tone Jones brings his popular Can I Kick It? performance online for a livestreaming edition created especially for the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival. Jones will provide live accompaniment to one of the best Hong Kong action movies of recent years, SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (a.k.a. Kill Zone 2). Hong Kong stars Louis Koo, Simon Yam, and Zhang Jin team up with Thai action icon Tony Jaa for a nonstop bone-cruncher of an action flick featuring dirty cops, prison riots, and black-market organ transplants. As Simon Abrams wrote on Rogerebert.com, “If you like action films, you need to see Kill Zone 2.” (Dir.: Cheang Pou-soi, Hong Kong/China, 2015, 120 min. Cantonese, Mandarin, and Thai with English subtitles)  Can I Kick It? is an exciting and innovative film experience produced by Shaolin Jazz. DJ 2-Tone Jones creates a live score to classic martial arts and action movies using his turntables. He spins a curated mix of hip-hop, soul, rock, and more, scene by scene. The result is a redefined movie… Categories: Films. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 21, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Through The Window And Into The Mirror: Narratives Of African American STEM Professionals, A Career Conversation Series

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites middle and high school students to join us as we explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will to peer into the ‘windows’ of the speakers’ lives, learn from their lived experiences as STEM professionals and will find parts of their culture and lifestyle ‘mirrored’ in the speakers’ lessons of their youth, their greatest challenges and accomplishments. Through the Window and into the Mirror aims to inform, inspire, and be a starting point for students as they take steps towards having careers in STEM.  Join us weekly as we enter the minds of STEM professionals with careers in science education, chemistry, science communication, science policy, biomedical research, engineering and computer science. All times are Eastern Daylight Time The above image is from the… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual webcast. Cost: This is a free webinar, but registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2c5b829697514bbdbde52a2be2e401ac. Friday, August 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Respect Her Crank! Hour

One time events Kick it with ARTLAB and GIRLAAA as they take over the Hirshhorn’s Instagram for Respect Her Crank! Hour, featuring femme and non-binary DJs playing your favorite go-go hits and more.   This program is a part of ARTLAB’s Respect Her Crank! series. The series includes a set of public programs and a final virtual exhibit, celebrating women in go-go. ARTLAB is a digital art studio for teens, but this program is open to art- and go-go-lovers of all ages. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Hirshhorn Instagram Live. Online Link: http://instagram.com/hirshhorn. Cost: Free, tune in on Instagram Live. Friday, August 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Respect Her Crank! Lookin’ Like the Future of Go-Go

One time events Go-Go music is not a thing of the past. It remains a prominent part of Black culture in Washington, DC. However, years of criminalizing go-go and corresponding gentrification has limited the younger generations’ access to the innovative community the music genre offers. Join ARTLAB and GIRLAAA for an intergenerational conversation on how Black Washingtonians recover from the decades in which the city attempted to mute their sound and what the future of go-go is lookin’ like. This program is a part of ARTLAB’s Respect Her Crank! series. The series includes a set of public programs and a final virtual exhibit, celebrating women in go-go. ARTLAB is a digital art studio for teens, but this program is open to art- and go-go-lovers of all ages. ASL interpretation will be provided for this program. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email hirshhornexperience@si.edu. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Live via Zoom. Cost: Free, register below. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PfK_eVyMSdKZnAEt0rbSTA. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Friday, August 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Respect Her Crank! A Go- Go Herstory Showcase

One time events You’ve been cranking up the go-go beats, dancing, singing, playing, and learning all summer-long. Now, join us for A Go-Go Herstory Showcase and enjoy a virtual experience curated by ARTLAB’s Respect Her Crank! teen interns. Details on how to join coming soon! This is the last installation of ARTLAB’s Respect Her Crank! series. The series includes a set of public programs and a final virtual exhibit, celebrating women in go-go’s history.    This summer-long internship and online program series would not be possible without local artists, the contributions of GENESIS and Makers Lab, and the support of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Details coming soon. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Resident Associate Program Family Program: (Ages 8 to 14) Go on an interactive exploration of the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA (near Dulles Int'l Airport). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248122?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sunday, August 23, 2020, 9:00 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Special Members' Behind-the-Scenes Castle Tour

Ongoing Tours Have you ever wondered about the history of the Smithsonian? Our members often do. Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. There’s more! As a member, you will be led through some of our celebrated spaces that are not offered on the public tour, including the historic library, Regents’ Room, and Secretary’s Parlor! Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round: Sun.: 9:45 a.m.   Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Stop by information desk for tour starting location. Cost: For all Smithsonian memberships , Free, but advanced registration required (click on the "Sign Up" link). , Registration opens 2 weeks before the tour , Registration closes 3 days before the scheduled tour date. , there are a limited number of slots on the tour Not a member yet? Join today at http://www.si.edu/Membership. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 23, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.