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Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

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, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

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, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, February 22, 2019, 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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Bison: One-Stop Shopping

Ongoing Tours & Activities Bison, or American buffalo, are important to many Native American cultures. In the past, these animals provided essential food, clothing, shelter, and tools. Today, they remain important culturally and spiritually for many Native communities. Join us to learn how bison can be used to make everything from spoons to dresses to rope and more! This 5-to-10-minute program repeats on demand.    Recommended age: 0+    Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Cradleboards & Crawlers—For Children Age 0 to 2

Ongoing Tours & Activities Cradleboards & Crawlers is all about our youngest learners! Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activity Center for a pop-up space where babies can practice their motor skills, engage with objects for new sensory experiences, and play! Space is limited; first come, first served.    Recommended age: 0 to 2   Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center 3rd Level. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Conversation Circles

Ongoing Activities Join this free drop-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities as we learn about a new subject in American history each week. Connect to history through portraiture, then break into groups for smaller conversations and activities. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Black Diamond

Resident Associate Program Ages 6-12. This spirit-rousing musical play chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. 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: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243211?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Paper Frenzy

Resident Associate Program Spend two sessions investigating new techniques as you have fun creating papers for collage and other art projects. Take home a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers accented by acrylic, inks, stamps, and other printmaking materials. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243646?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Native Games of the Americas

American Indian Museum NY Games are an integral part of Native community life. They are played to connect communities and teach cultural values, history, and skills. Come hang out with our Cultural Interpreters and experience a fun time making and learning about some cool games. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

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. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. 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, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Continues: Most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Black Diamond

Resident Associate Program Ages 6-12. This spirit-rousing musical play chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. 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: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243212?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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-Friday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a lunch break and join SAAM’s research fellows—the next generation of scholars of American art—as they share new discoveries about artworks from the collection. Learn the stories behind these works of art and find out what they can tell us about America’s ever-changing culture. Meet in G Street Lobby On February 22, research fellow Talia Shabtay discusses Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture Group Symbolizing World’s Communication in the Atomic Age (1959). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Black History Month, docent-led walk-in tours will highlight an African American artist in the permanent collection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor Symposium

One-Time Events The simplified forms of Bill Traylor's artwork belie the complexity of his world, creativity, and inspiring bid for self-definition in a segregated culture. Join us for an afternoon of discussions and lectures on topics related to the exhibition, Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. A distinguished group of scholars provide new insights and information about how one man's visual record of African American life gives larger meaning to the story of the nation.  Please note the location of this program at SAAM, 8th and G streets, NW.  Symposium Participants Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Radcliffe Bailey, artist William Ferris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Randall Seth Morris, independent curator, writer, and co-owner of Cavin-Morris Gallery Diana Baird N'Diaye, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Richard J. Powell, Duke University Leslie Umberger, exhibition curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum See full schedule of events here.… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Webcast: http://americanart.si.edu/videos/between-worlds-art-bill-traylor-symposium-155048. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Related Exhibition: Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor . Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Open Studio Fridays

One-Time Events Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit. 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. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Categories: Demonstrations. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. Notes - Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. - No tours on most federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Gallery Tour: Americans

Ongoing Tours & Activities American Indian images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians mascot, and from classic Westerns to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the historical events of Pocahontas’s life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain popular reference points in everyday conversations. Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the United States' identity since before the country began. It surrounds visitors with images, delves into stories that continue to shape our sense of ourselves as a nation, and invites people to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists. Photo: The central gallery of Americans includes nearly 350 representations of American Indians spanning more than two centuries of popular culture. Photo by Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Museum of the American Indian. The museum invites people to post… Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Curator's Tour | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe | Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean [English]

American Indian Museum NY Explore the living legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their U.S. diasporas with the exhibition's lead curator, Ranald Woodaman from the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C. Explora el legado vivo de los pueblos indígenas de las islas del Caribe de habla hispana y sus diásporas en los Estados Unidos con el curador principal de la exposición, Ranald Woodaman, del Centro Latino Smithsonian en Washington, DC. This 60-minute tour is in English. The Spanish tour will take place at 3:00 p.m. Este recorrido de 60 minutos es en inglés. El recorrido en español se realizará a las 3:00 p.m. ______________ This exhibition and related programming are made possible through the support of the Ralph Lauren Corporation and INICIA of the Dominican Republic. Federal support is provided by the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. La exposición y su programación han sido patrocinados con la generosidad de la Corporación Ralph… Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at the East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.nmai.si.edu.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

I AM Africa Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Visitors are invited to take a journey through the galleries while considering what a work of art can tell us about a person or community in Africa. You will be introduced to a range of people—from youth to elders, hunters to farmers, judges to kings.  All tours are subject to docent availability, and last-minute cancellations may occur. Tours meet at the Information Desk in the pavilion on the ground floor. Please ask the volunteer at the Information Desk about availability of additional tours. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, meet at information desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Visionary: Viewpoints of Africa's Arts. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit africa.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Black History Month, docent-led walk-in tours will highlight an African American artist in the permanent collection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Native Games of the Americas

American Indian Museum NY Games are an integral part of Native community life. They are played to connect communities and teach cultural values, history, and skills. Come hang out with our Cultural Interpreters and experience a fun time making and learning about some cool games. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art

Tours Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

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, February 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Curator's Tour | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe | Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean [Spanish]

American Indian Museum NY Explora el legado vivo de los pueblos indígenas de las islas del Caribe de habla hispana y sus diásporas en los Estados Unidos con el curador principal de la exposición, Ranald Woodaman, del Centro Latino Smithsonian en Washington, DC. Explore the living legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their U.S. diasporas with the exhibition's lead curator, Ranald Woodaman from the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C. Este recorrido de 60 minutos es en español. El recorrido en inglés se realizará a la 1:30 p.m. This 60-minute tour is in Spanish. The English tour will take place at 1:30 p.m. ______________ La exposición y su programación han sido patrocinados con la generosidad de la Corporación Ralph Lauren e INICIA de la República Dominicana. Apoyo federal ha sido provisto por el Fondo de Iniciativas Latino, administrado por el Centro Latino Smithsonian. This exhibition and related programming are made possible through the support of the Ralph Lauren… Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at the East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.nmai.si.edu.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Giant Panda Housewarming

Daily Zoo Programs Experience the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat's new, colorful and interactive exhibit at the Giant Panda Housewarming Celebration! This program will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by activities throughout the day. Visitors can talk with panda scientists and keepers, and young panda fans can enjoy a coloring station. The giant pandas and red pandas will receive special frozen treats throughout the day, and snacks will be available for human visitors as well.  Don't forget to stop by the Panda Plaza gift shop to take home a very special, free commemorative print — a copy of a painting created by Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Bei Bei! The numbered prints, courtesy of Friends of the National Zoo, will be available one-per-family, while supplies last. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Clint Fields Plaza. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Culture at Risk: Yemen’s Heritage under Threat

Talks and Lectures Yemen’s millennia of rich cultural heritage is being threatened, damaged, or destroyed due to ongoing conflict in the region. Join us when an international roster of archaeologists, art historians, and specialists in heritage preservation explore the devastating effects of this violence in Yemen. Three panels of experts examine consequences for cultural heritage and collective memory, highlight the Yemeni response, and consider the international community’s responsibility in this crisis. Speakers Daniel Varisco, University of Bonn and American Institute for Yemeni Studies Stephennie Mulder, University of Texas, Austin Mohanad Al-Sayani, General Organization of Antiquities and Museums, Yemen Zaydoon Zaid, American Foundation for the Study of Man Noha Sadek, former director, American Institute for Yemeni Studies Krista Lewis, University of Arkansas, Little Rock Will Raynolds, J. M. Kaplan Fund Deborah Lehr, The Antiquities Coalition Marwan Dammaj, Minister of Culture, Republic of Yemen Wafa Bughaig… Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Co-sponsor: This program is presented by the Freer|Sackler with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the Antiquities Coalition. It celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Family-friendly Kid Tours

Daily Zoo Programs Tours specifically for families with young children (ages 4 to 7) are available on a walk-up basis on the second Sunday and the fourth Saturday of every month at 9:45 a.m. Children can learn about animals in a fun classroom session followed by a one-hour tour of the upper Zoo. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Tours leave from the Zoo's Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Visual Literacy: The Art of Seeing

Resident Associate Program Like any language, art has its own vocabulary--one in which you discover more meaning and gratification as your fluency increases. Spend a day with art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman expanding your understanding of how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how to see in a cultural context. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. 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: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243488?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Check It Out

Ongoing Activities Check it out! Find our cart in the gallery and check out a kit to use inside the Museum. Kits include a children’s book, suggested artworks for viewing, and hands-on materials. This program is a partnership between Smithsonian Libraries and the Hirshhorn. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Level 3. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Cradleboards & Crawlers—For Children Age 0 to 2

Ongoing Tours & Activities Cradleboards & Crawlers is all about our youngest learners! Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activity Center for a pop-up space where babies can practice their motor skills, engage with objects for new sensory experiences, and play! Space is limited; first come, first served.    Recommended age: 0 to 2   Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center 3rd Level. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Morning at the Museum

Ongoing Activities Join the Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian Gardens, and Access Smithsonian for a sensory-friendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities, and a Take a Break Space. Registration required. Please contact Ashley Grady at access@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today. Cost: Free. Registration required. Please contact Ashley Grady at access@si.edu. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fair Isle Knitting Technique

Resident Associate Program Peries, XOX, and Boarders. These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Students in this workshop focus on learning this stranding color technique. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3112, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243627?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Resident Associate Program Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3035, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243648?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Twos Travelers - Where the Wild Things Are

Early Enrichment Center SEEC's workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Our learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. Class Theme: Where the Wild Things Are Are you ready for a wild time? Children will be introduced to the wonderful world of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. They will travel to the imaginary world of the Wild Things and create their own rumpus while comparing the traits of the Wild Things to animals. Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13934/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-twos-travelers. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Extended Hours: 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM. Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

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! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Artist Talk with Aniekan Udofia

One-Time Events If you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen his work.  Aniekan Udofia is one of the District’s most profilic artists—having created such well known public art works such as those at Ben’s Chili Bowl at Shaw/U street, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts building, and wall murals in SE Anacostia. His large-scale abstracts and figurative building murals depicting the urban cultural landscape have gained national press recognition in magazines such as XXL, The Source, and Vibe. Born in Nigeria, Udofia has come to be known by many as one of the most prominent faces in the contemporary DC art scene. The artist will talk about his professional and artistic journey as it relates to the exhibition A Right to the City.  This program is part of a series of artist talks related to the exhibition.  Image courtesy of the artist. Click here to watch a short profile of the artist. This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Program Room. Related Exhibition: A Right to the City. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

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! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

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! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Pop Up Black History Month Story Time

Ongoing Tours & Activities The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at weekly Story Time. Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 am Story Time? Don't worry, the program is repeated at 11:00 am! The Story Time takes place in the Byrne Education Loft on Mondays, except on Federal Holidays. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Byrne Education Loft. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

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. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Pop Up Black History Month Story Time

Ongoing Tours & Activities The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at weekly Story Time. Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 am Story Time? Don't worry, the program is repeated at 11:00 am! The Story Time takes place in the Byrne Education Loft on Mondays, except on Federal Holidays. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Byrne Education Loft. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Story & Discovery: Thanks to the Animals

Ongoing Tours & Activities When Zoo Sap tumbles off his family’s sled into the snow, he is cold and frightened. Zoo Sap's cries bring animals big and small from the surrounding forest, and they encircle the baby with love and furry warmth until his father finds him. Join us for this touching winter story from writer Allen Sockabasin (Passamaquoddy, 1944–2018), illustrated by Maine artist Rebekah Raye. Afterward, take part in a related hands-on activity. Recommended age: 3+ Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Tours will occur at the following times: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note: 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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:45 AM.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Reptile Volunteer Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Meet a Reptile Discovery Center volunteer to learn about one of the fascinating species within the exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Portrait InSight (Registration Only)

Ongoing Activities Listen to vivid verbal descriptions in a program well suited to visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Open to all. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Registration required. Please email NPGAccess@si.edu to register. Accessibility: Audio description. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM.

Portrait Signs (ASL and voice interpretation)

Ongoing Activities Join a deaf Gallery Educator for a lively gallery talk in ASL. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Black History Month, docent-led walk-in tours will highlight an African American artist in the permanent collection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Categories: Demonstrations. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Ongoing Activities Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history. The kits offer a self-guided tour, “Seek and Find” cards, “Portrait Detective” and “Historian Guides,” and a “Compare and Contrast” activity using a doll. Visitors can check out kits just outside of the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Kits must be returned prior to 4 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Portrait Story Days: Michelle Obama

Ongoing Activities Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drawing with Silverpoint

Resident Associate Program Pick up a silver stylus to learn a traditional drawing technique used by artists including da Vinci, D?rer, and Rembrandt--and that s now experiencing a revival. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3031, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243647?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Stocking Your Italian Pantry: A Guide to the Best Ingredients

Resident Associate Program The key to delicious Italian cooking isn t a generations-old family secret: It s simply starting with the highest-quality ingredients you can find. After an informative afternoon with a pair of experts in Italian specialty foods, you ll be ready to step away from generic offerings on supermarket shelves to fill your basket with cheese, pasta, vinegar, and preserves that reflect the rich heritage of centuries of artisans. Categories: Culinary Arts. 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: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/243882?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

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. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Creations: Let's Play String Games!

Ongoing Tours & Activities Have you ever played cat’s cradle? Then you’ve played a string game! String games are used by many Native communities to illustrate stories, teach about the constellations, develop weaving skills, and just to have fun. Join us on Saturday afternoons to learn designs such as the tipi, Kiowa star, and Navajo drum. You'll be able to take your string home with instructions for other figures to practice. Free tickets may be required; see Activity Center staff.      Recommended age: 5+ Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes, daycare, camp, or scout groups, etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

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. Starting in September 2016 tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Black History Month Author Talk with Eugene Meyer: Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army

One-Time Events Late on the evening of October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and his infamous band of 18 raiders descended on Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in the ill-fated attempt to incite a slave insurrection.  They seized the federal arsenal, took hostages and retreated to a fire engine house where they barricaded themselves until a contingent of U.S. marines battered their way in.  Among Brown’s raiders were five African Americans whose lives and deaths have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader and, even today, are little remembered.  Author, Eugene Meyer's book recounts the story of the raid with a focus on the lives of these five men.  Their lives and deaths affected future generations, and their story continues to have social relevance today.  Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase. Meyer is a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post.  Now, as a freelance writer he has received more than a dozen awards and has more than 50 bylines… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Library. Related Events: Black History Month. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Daily Zoo Programs Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Black History Month, docent-led walk-in tours will highlight an African American artist in the permanent collection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Preschool Pioneers - Captivating Costumes

Early Enrichment Center SEEC's workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Our learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. Class Theme: Captivating Costumes Do you enjoy dressing up? During this lesson, children will learn about the process of costume design for movies and theater. We’ll conclude the class by viewing designer’s work and creating our own costume design. Museum Visit | National Museum of American History. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12436/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-preschool-pioneers. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art

Tours Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

The Art of Storytelling with Darren Thompson

American Indian Museum NY Storyteller Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. This program is supported by the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlifghts tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Beginning September 1, 2016, Highlights tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - 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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:15 PM.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

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 Beginning September 1, 2016, these tours will occur at the following times:. Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - 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. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:30 PM.

Mother Tongue Film Festival: "The Next Guardian" and Performance of Bhutanese Cham

One-Time Events Cham is a tradition of Buddhist choreographed ritual dance performed at temples by monks wearing highly elaborate costumes and masks. The dances often represent the subjugation of evil forces in Buddhist philosophy, or stories of great Buddhist figures and aspects of their enlightenment.  The Next Guardian (74 minutes): The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within the microcosm of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when Gyembo—an ordinary teen—is chosen as the next guardian of the family monastery. In a remote village in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, 16 year-old Gyembo and his sister Tashi, age 15, aimlessly roam while their father meticulously polishes the ancient relics inside the altar of their private monastery. This family has been taking care of the monastery from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Unlike their father, whose life revolves around the monastery, Gyembo and Tashi have other desires. Gyembo wants to become a soccer player, and he is the only… Categories: Films. Performances. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Mother Tongue Film Festival. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Baird Auditorium. Cost: Free ticketed event, registration required. Get Tickets: https://support.si.edu/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app337a?view=Tickets&id=102681&NONCE_TOKEN=D6FF260571CAACC95325C35288CD449B. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit mothertongue.si.edu.

Mother Tongue Film Festival: The Next Guardian and Performance of Bhutanese Cham

One-Time Events Cham is a tradition of Buddhist choreographed ritual dance performed at temples by monks wearing highly elaborate costumes and masks. The dances often represent the subjugation of evil forces in Buddhist philosophy, or stories of great Buddhist figures and aspects of their enlightenment. The Next Guardian (74 minutes): The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within the microcosm of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when Gyembo—an ordinary teen—is chosen as the next guardian of the family monastery. In a remote village in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, 16 year-old Gyembo and his sister Tashi, age 15, aimlessly roam while their father meticulously polishes the ancient relics inside the altar of their private monastery. This family has been taking care of the monastery from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Unlike their father, whose life revolves around the monastery, Gyembo and Tashi have other desires. Gyembo wants to become a soccer player, and he is the only… Categories: After Five. Films. Performances. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Mother Tongue Film Festival. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. CLICK HERE to register. Get Tickets: http://go.si.edu/site/Calendar?id=102681&view=Detail&s_src=nmnh_web_trumba_text_er&s_subsrc=NxtGrd_190223. Related Events: Mother Tongue Film Festival: https://mothertongue.si.edu/. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit mothertongue.si.edu.