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Around India with a Movie Camera

Films Stream it Here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aroundindia Promo Code: SMITHSONIAN Award-winning filmmaker Sandhya Suri (I for India) skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand-colored sequences—with a new score by composer Soumik Datta to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India from 1899 to 1947. Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India with a Movie Camera features some of the earliest surviving film from India as well as gorgeous travelogues, intimate home movies, and newsreels from British, French, and Indian filmmakers. Taking in Maharajas and Viceroys, fakirs and farmhands, and personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, the film explores not only the people and places of over seventy years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead-up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past. Icarus Films is making available it to stream for free for a limited time. Just use the promo code above after… Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Streaming May 1-31 (link in description). Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020.

No Data Plan

Films Stream it here May 1–31: https://vimeo.com/403465460 Password: smithsonian Since moving to Los Angeles from Manila with his family, filmmaker Miko Revereza has lived in the United States illegally for over twenty-five years. Filmed on a cross-country train ride from Los Angeles to New York, No Data Plan is an experimental, diary-like documentary that was named among the best films of 2019 by Hyperallergic and BFI Sight and Sound. Revereza narrates the history of his family and reflects on his own anxiety during the current administration’s immigration crackdown as he films the claustrophobic interior of the train, the wide-open American landscape flowing by, and the people he meets along the way. (Dir.: Miko Revereza, United States, 2019, 79 min.). Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Streaming May 1-31 (link in description below). Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Soul of a Banquet

Films Stream it here May 1–31: https://soulofabanquetfilm.vhx.tv/checkout/national-museum-of-asian-art-soul-of-a-banquet/purchase Coupon Code: FREERSACKLER Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. Soul of a Banquet features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself. Use coupon code FREERSACKLER to stream it for free for a limited time. (Dir.: Wayne Wang, United States, 2014, 78 min.). Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Streaming May 1-31 (link in description below). Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg

Films Stream it here May 1-31: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ulisigg Promo Code: SMITHSONIAN Uli Sigg is not a man who does things by halves. "My ego, my way" says a tee shirt he wears at one point in the film. When he took up rowing, he went to the world championships. When he negotiated a joint venture, he wanted to create a model for future partnerships. And when he became interested in Chinese art, he built a world-class personal collection. Sigg championed the artists he admired, working tirelessly for their international recognition and to preserve their artwork as a record of China's tumultuous and historic changes. Eventually, Sigg became the Swiss ambassador to China and a consultant on major Chinese art projects, including the construction of the Bird's Nest stadium for the Olympic Games. Michael Schindhelm’s film is a history of China's recent opening to the West, and of the West's embrace of Chinese contemporary art, through the eyes of Sigg and the artists he championed. Icarus Films is making it… Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Streaming May 1-31 (link in description). Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 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. Sunday, May 31, 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, May 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

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, May 31, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

CANCELED - Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, May 31, 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, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Resident Associate Program Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247954?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Portrait Explorers: Amazing Artists- Mary Cassatt

One-Time Events Explore the Portrait Gallery in a program that touches on art and history through storytelling. For ages 5 to 12 with an adult companion. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Drop-In. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

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, May 31, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Beyond the Studio Workshop - Jazz Dance with Heather Whyte

One-Time Events Hear from professionals that work in the arts, then sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity related to the speaker's own expertise. Come stretch, move, and dance in this jazz step class! Learn the basics and test your strength and balance with engaging floor exercises. No formal experience or training required. Presented with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor | MacMillan Education Center. Cost: Free | Registration required. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Monthly Blog Discussion: Classic Movies from the Korean Film Archive

Films Join the discussion here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/3073785963?pwd=WjhNZXp4NmdmTmJxeEtsNTdta3pRdz09 Password: 010838 Join Freer and Sackler curator of film Tom Vick to discuss the films he recommended on the Korean Film Archive’s YouTube Channel in this month’s blog posts. Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/3073785963?pwd=WjhNZXp4NmdmTmJxeEtsNTdta3pRdz09. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - In Dialogue: Wayde McIntosh and Jordan Casteel

One-Time Events Wayde McIntosh’s portrait “Legacy,” which received third place in the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, presents his fellow artist and friend Jordan Casteel as a bearer of her family’s legacy of social activism. Together, the artist and the sitter will reflect on their friendship while discussing the portrait’s relationship to the past and its significance for the future. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, Second Floor West. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Docent's Choice tour of the Portrait Gallery Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 4:30 PM.

Project Pride

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join the Smithsonian’s Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride, a virtual concert and digital time capsule celebration of LGBTQ+ Heritage, Culture, and History featuring LGBTQ+ musicians, artists, and allies, as well as highlights from the Smithsonian collections.  The program will be hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro, and will feature LGBTQ+  artists and allies from across the world, currently including (in alphabetical order): Alex the Astronaut, Big Freedia, Bright Light Bright Light, Cameron Esposito, Courtney Barnett, Claud, Dorian Electra, Girl in Red, Jake Shears, Joy Oladokun, Kat Cunning, Madame Gandhi, mxmtoon, Nakhane, Pabllo Vittar, Pet Shop Boys, Roxane Gay, SOKO, Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne, VINCINT, and more. Funding for the Project Pride broadcast was provided by the Secretary of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian National Board. RSVP to be the first to know about updates from Project Pride at projectpride.eventbrite.com. RSVP is not required to watch, this a free screening… Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Pride Alliance. Event Location: Online. Webcast: https://youtu.be/ECzoCaIjaKM. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://projectpride.eventbrite.com. Related Exhibition: Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, May 31, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more info visit www.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, June 1, 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, June 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

CANCELED - Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, June 1, 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, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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. Monday, June 1, 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, June 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Hand Sewing for Mindful Reflection

Resident Associate Program There’s something centering and calming in immersing yourself in a hand-sewing project. Create a textile panel featuring a spiral design that inspires reflection. 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/248467?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, June 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Video Webinar: Live with Jellyfish

One-Time Events Take a tour of the Natural History Museum's Aqua Room with Dr. Allen Collins! He will introduce viewers to live jellyfish and talk about the research being done by scientists in the Invertebrate Zoology department. How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/93811890572 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 e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Webcast: https://zoom.us/j/93811890572. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Monday, June 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Monday, June 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us each Monday this June as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice. Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Webcast: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/93558711096?pwd=ZkswaHhLcjlyN2g1cTljOUNDbmRrdz09. Cost: Free! Monday, June 1, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM.

Easy PZ with the Smithsonian: Engaging Students in Inquiry with Project Zero

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Easy-to-use approaches to improve student thinking. This 30 minute webinar, with Montgomery County Public Schools’ Sher Anderson Petty, models how to facilitate a Project Zero Thinking Routine that sets the stage for further inquiry. Artwork: True Self 2, hijab, niqab, without hijab; PZ Routine: Think / Puzzle / Explore; Related resources: http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/hFywHcnJ5o1YcL2E. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB8KxbljTFY. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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. Monday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Expert is Online Video Webinar: Archaeology Fieldwork with Paleoanthropologist Briana Pobiner

One-Time Events Join paleoanthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner as she takes you on a journey to a Smithsonian excavation in Kenya at the site of Olorgesailie! She'll talk about what it's like to do archaeological fieldwork, show you 'behind the scenes' in the field camp, and talk about all the different roles people play on a fieldwork team. Students will have the opportunity to ask their questions during this interactive program! How to Join The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/99841407570, About the Expert Is Online Connect with science experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to explore natural history collections, research, and science careers. Viewers can submit questions to the featured experts during this program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Monday, June 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Monday, June 1, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Film Screening: Fad, Jal

Resident Associate Program As part of the month-long Francophonie Cultural Festival DC, the Alliance Française of Washington, DC and Smithsonian Associates present a free screening of Fad, Jal directed by Safi Faye. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248130?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, June 1, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

"Fragments of Speech": An Online Creative Writing Workshop/Ashanti Poets

One-Time Events Ashanti Poets Grades 7–8 (middle school) Tuesday afternoons, 1–2 p.m. The Power and Projection of the Narrative Using dialogue structure through various examples of prose and poetry, students will find their voices and create poetry through various visual techniques. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fragments-of-speech-ashanti-poets-tickets-104550473280?fbclid=IwAR1-Dy-v0lBWohWtFQfxmgR7Xn_kO9cYTAR2TBFj485erhuVDiZ-6lxX_qA. Related Exhibition: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 AM – 2:00 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. Tuesday, June 2, 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, June 2, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

"Fragments of Speech": An Online Creative Writing Workshop/Nubian Explorers

One-Time Events Nubian Explorers Grades 3–6 (Elementary School) Tuesday mornings, 10–10:45 a.m. Every Object Tells a Story Using visual language structures, creative prompts, and artifacts, participants will be introduced to various types of writing styles (expository, persuasive descriptive, narrative) in order to construct their own stories. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fragments-of-speech-nubian-explorers-tickets-104549556538?fbclid=IwAR1avwmNTPaJ0Mu4CPwa_eTE9eVrvRIHukGzQY1KMcct1fP5Qk4G_CkHxBA. Related Exhibition: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

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, June 2, 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, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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. Tuesday, June 2, 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, June 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Young Portrait Explorers

One-Time Events From astronauts to activist, scientists to star athletes, digitally explore new stories in history and learn about art and portraiture with downloadable activity guides that highlight a new person each week. Join us every Tuesday on Instagram stories to start with a close look at the featured portrait, then dig deeper with some discussion questions and finally get moving with fun and engaging activities on the day's topic. Full activity guides will also be available on Facebook. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on Instagram, link below. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Cost: Free. No registration required. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Teacher Tuesday: Take a Deep Dive into the Ocean Portal Website

One-Time Events Educators, are you curious about how to best navigate and utilize the National Museum of Natural History’s digital offerings? Join us as we feature a different educational resource each week. After taking a deep dive into the featured resource of the week, we will answer your questions during the second half of the program! Featured resource of the week: the Ocean Portal website. Join Museum Educators and Ocean Portal Editor-in-Chief Emily Frost as they guide you through the Ocean Portal website, exploring a multitude of digital assets including vetted scientific information, interactive content, and education resources. How to join:The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/94549585358, Please note that the Ocean Portal website will be most useful for students in grades 6th through 12th, but educators of all grade levels are welcome to attend the webinar. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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. Tuesday, June 2, 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, June 2, 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, June 2, 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, June 2, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Tuesday – Earth Optimism with Museum Educator Heather Richardson

One-Time Events Join us for a conversation with Museum Educator Heather Richardson as we talk about ways all of us can be more sustainable at home. Heather will share eco-friendly project ideas and resources for repurposing everyday household objects. She will also discuss ways that young people, and the choices they make, can improve our planet and our future moving forward! Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with educators during this interactive program. 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 e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs.   About Teen Earth Optimism: Connect with experts from a variety of scientific fields and… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:30 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. Link below. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Madeleine Albright: In Forward Motion

Resident Associate Program When former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright left Foggy Bottom, she was determined to make the next stage of her life as exciting as those that preceded it. In a lively and frank conversation, she draws on her new memoir Hell and Other Destinations to reveal how she accomplished that goal. 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/248701?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fake News: How To Spot and Discredit Disinformation

Resident Associate Program How can a society awash in misinformation combat the powerful impact of fake news? Helen Lee Bouygues, president of the Reboot Foundation, offers some practical strategies that news consumers can use to fight back, and examines the prevalence of fake news within the context of broader problems in public discourse today. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247937?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Seeing the Unseeable: Capturing an Image of a Black Hole (Exploring Space Lecture)

One-Time Events The Exploring Space Lecture Series goes online! Black holes are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. They could be felt gravitationally, but not seen. Until last April. Learn about how the Event Horizon Telescope finally gave us the first direct image of a black hole. Speaker: Sheperd Doeleman, Founding Director of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Event Type: Lecture. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Webcast. Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcnMiCSYTnY. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

CANCELED - Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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. Wednesday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time

Ongoing Activities Immerse yourself in tales of presidents, artists, inventors, athletes and more! Join us live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for story time with a Portrait Gallery educator. Each week will focus on a new person. Children will learn more about familiar names and faces, plus they can get to know new people from U.S. history as they hear their stories! 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. Webcast: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook, link below. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Cost: Free. No registration required. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Easy PZ with the Smithsonian: Engaging Students in Inquiry with Project Zero

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Easy-to-use approaches to improve student thinking. This 30 minute webinar, with Washington International School’s Carole Geneix, models how to facilitate Project Zero Thinking Routines that encourage reflection on teaching. Artwork: Untitled; PZ Routines: 3-2-1 Bridge (adapted), Think / Puzzle / Explore; Related resources: http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll-c/Db6Ruwu8T4w8E5sh. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDT5EQsAvi0. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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. Wednesday, June 3, 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, June 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Workshop Wednesdays 2020: I Am

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/i-am-wednesday-workshop-series-tickets-90184467169. Wednesday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Culturally Reflective Teaching Professional Development Workshop

One-Time Events Teachers, please join the National Portrait Gallery to explore how portraiture can elevate culturally responsive teaching! In this workshop participants will learn about the components of being a culturally reflective teacher. Discover how art can be integrated into the classroom to create a learning environment that affirms students’ strengths, insights, and experiences. Participants will start to build a personal virtual teaching collection for their students. We are excited to explore the new possibilities that an online workshop opens up for us and hope you will join us! The Zoom link to join the webinar will be sent out to all registered participants 24-48 hours ahead of time. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://npg.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Architecture on the National Mall: North Mall and Capitol

Resident Associate Program View a familiar urban landscape with new eyes as you join Bill Keene on an illustrated virtual tour of the National Mall that covers its history, design, and architecture from the earliest vision to the latest developments. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on North Mall sites and Capitol.</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/248579?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Beyond Stonewall: How DC Shifted the Nature of Pride

Resident Associate Program Although New York City’s first Gay Pride parade in June 1971 was a key marker in the progress of LGBT+ organizing, a lesser-known pivotal moment took place in Washington, D.C. 20 years later. Nikki Lane of American University examines how the city’s home-grown Black Pride event grew into a national and international model for celebrations of community, inclusion, and diversity. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248038?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, June 3, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

CANCELED - Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246215?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246215?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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. Thursday, June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online

One-Time Events Join us for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9xfpOQPdf0. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246216?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246216?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Cost: Free. No registration required. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Smithsonian Estudios Sociales en Línea

One-Time Events Participa en una exploración en línea de temas clave en estudios sociales, presentando recursos de museos de la institución Smithsonian. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x53pmj8NPRA. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Live Chat: First American Spacewalk

One-Time Events Join us for an Air and Space Live Chat celebrating the 55th anniversary of the first American spacewalk by astronaut Ed White in 1965. Bring your questions that historic moment and spacewalks in general for our guests Museum curator Jennifer Levasseur, NASA chief historian Bill Barry, and astronaut Michael López-Alegría.  Watch on Facebook Live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page or at this link: http://facebook.com/airandspace/live We’ll be hosting an Air and Space Live Chat on Facebook Live every Thursday at 1 pm EDT until the Museum reopens. Each week we’ll feature a different expert to answer questions from kids, students, and air and space enthusiasts. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Facebook Live. Webcast: http://facebook.com/airandspace. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit facebook.com.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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. Thursday, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Video Webinar: Science How – Volcanoes and Pyroclastic Flows with Geologist Ben Andrews

One-Time Events Join Geologist Dr. Ben Andrews to explore volcanoes and pyroclastic flows — the super-heated gas and ash that is erupted from explosive volcanic eruptions. Ben will describe how these eruptions happen, what causes ash and other materials to explode, and how scientists like him study active volcanoes and pyroclastic flows. How to Join The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/93785308913 Related Resources Video: How Volcanic Eruptions Send Materials Up and Out , Subject Guide: Modeling and Measuring Volcanic Eruptions , 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 e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. About Smithsonian Science How We've moved our popular webcast series to video webinars to connect your… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

#TakeTimeThursdays: How to be the Narrator of Your Own Life During Uncertain Times

One-Time Events Join us for this live, online program featuring Stacey Karpen Dohn, Senior Manager of Behavioral Health at Whitman-Walker Health.  Dr. Karpen Dohn will give a presentation on "How to be the Narrator of Your Own Life During Uncertain Times." What story have you been telling for the past few months? Is your story one of fear, longing, grief, anxiety, or hope?  Perhaps you have been telling a story of not knowing what comes next?  Journey through our collective experiences of cultural trauma, collective grief, resilience and hope in order to find the words to narrate our stories of survival.  Stacey Karpen Dohn, PhD, LPC specializes in serving the LGBTQ community and people with HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. Her work as both a psychotherapist, researcher and writer has focused on themes related to cultural humility and collective trauma in both domestic and international settings with populations affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender children and adults. As an author, she uses narrative to explore individual and c… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free, register in advance. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

Resident Associate Program You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247705?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Disasters of Ancient Thebes

Resident Associate Program In Greek mythology, a plague, a bloodthirsty monster, and inept rulers all tested the fortitude of the citizens of Thebes. Art historian Renee Gondek explores this convergence of calamities though the focus of Oedipus the King. 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/248476?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Tehran Children: Rediscovering Iran’s Role in a Holocaust Rescue

Resident Associate Program While many Iranians know that their country sheltered Polish refugees during World War II, fewer are aware that many of these refugees were Jewish. Author Mikhal Dekel, whose father and aunt were among the nearly 1,000 Jewish children in the rescue mission, joins journalist Arash Azizi to explore why some aspects of this wartime history might be obscured. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248048?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Mountain Rail Extravaganza

Resident Associate Program All aboard for an exciting multi-day rail journey through West Virginia’s breathtaking mountain scenery led by railroad historian Joe Nevin. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Detailed information for overnight tours, is mailed approximately FOUR WEEKS, prior to departure. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247871?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, June 5, 2020, 8:00 AM – Sunday, June 7, 2020, 7:30 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. Friday, June 5, 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, June 5, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Conversation Circles

One-Time Events On Friday mornings, practice English in small groups while learning more about U.S. history through portraiture. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Audio Tours canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ride Simulators canceled through July 1

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

CANCELED - Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, June 5, 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, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246217?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246217?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

CANCELED - Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 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. Friday, June 5, 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, June 5, 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. Friday, June 5, 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, June 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246218?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246218?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Cost: Free. No registration required. Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, June 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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. Friday, June 5, 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, June 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Open Studio Fridays

Ongoing Activities Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week. *Lessons are subject to change.* Open Studio takes place in the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 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, June 5, 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, June 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Video Webinar: Fossil Friday with Paleobotanist Rich Barclay

One-Time Events Rich Barclay is a paleobotanist who studies fossil leaves and what they can tell us about climates of the past. Join him to learn how we can use information from an experiment with living Ginkgo trees, to read information about carbon dioxide of ancient atmospheres from fossils. How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/95981916106, 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 e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. About Fossil Friday Connect with paleontologists and other experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to explore fossils and connections to Earth's history in this video webinar series. The experts will prompt students to make and share observations throughout the… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time. Friday, June 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.