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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. Friday, January 24, 2020, 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 Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. 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, January 24, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Conversation Circles

One-Time Events On Friday mornings, practice English in small groups while learning more about U.S. history through portraiture. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Cubs Preschool Series: Sing Along Zoo (Ages 2-3; Friday Session)

Daily Zoo Programs Nature Cubs preschool classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Children and their adult caretaker will learn about a new animal each week. Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Note: Nature Cubs classes are for children and their adult buddies to enjoy together. Infants worn in a carrier or remaining in a stroller/car seat are welcome at no additional charge. January 17-February 14: Sing Along Zoo: Old McDonald had a ... Zoo?!  Join us to discover all about the real animals behind your favorite songs! From the animals on Old McDonald's farm to five little speckled frogs and monkeys chasing weasels, we're singing and dancing our way through the Zoo! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center, Classroom 3. Cost: $188 per adult/child pair ($150 for FONZ members). Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/nature-cubs-sing-along-zoo-0. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Zoo Tunes: Frog Hop (Ages 0-2)

Daily Zoo Programs Nothing gets infants and toddlers moving like music — especially when it is all animal-themed. Zoo Tunes is an interactive music and movement class for our youngest Zoo-goers and their parents and caregivers. "Frog Hop" features songs that will help us hop, jump and leap like our favorite frogs. Please note: Zoo Tunes does not include visits to an animal exhibit or any live animal contact. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank Classroom. Cost: Adult and one child: $14 for FONZ Members; $17.50 for non-members. Additional participants (adult or child): $5/person. Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/zoo-tunes-frog-hop. Related Events: An identical section of this class meets Thursday, January 23. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters

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, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

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, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Friday, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. , Closed Mondays (Photo by Rosa Pineda, Smithsonian.). Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor. Cost: Adults (13-59): $7.50 , Seniors (60+): $7 , Children (2 to 12): $6.50 , Tuesdays: Free Timed entry tickets are required for the Butterfly Pavilion, including Free Tuesdays. Tuesday tickets are available only onsite at the Butterfly Ticket Desk. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1006103/butterfly-pavilion-entry-washington-butterfly-pavilion. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:15 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, January 24, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Resident Associate Program In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246587?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM.

Clouded Leopard Cubs on Exhibit

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Meet-a-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, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct live tarantula feeding demonstrations and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon. - Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible. 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: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience

Ongoing Tours & Activities Could you be a postal clerk? In this activity, a volunteer challenges you to sort mail, deciding which letters will be delivered and which would be sent to the Dead Letter Office. Complete the challenge and leave with a prize! Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Moving the Mail Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 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, January 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Chat

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, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Chat

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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red or Giant Panda Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Zoo Tunes: Frog Hop (Ages 0-2)

Daily Zoo Programs Nothing gets infants and toddlers moving like music — especially when it is all animal-themed. Zoo Tunes is an interactive music and movement class for our youngest Zoo-goers and their parents and caregivers. "Frog Hop" features songs that will help us hop, jump and leap like our favorite frogs. Please note: Zoo Tunes does not include visits to an animal exhibit or any live animal contact. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank Classroom. Cost: Adult and one child: $14 for FONZ Members; $17.50 for non-members. Additional participants (adult or child): $5/person. Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/zoo-tunes-frog-hop. Related Events: An identical section of this class meets Thursday, January 23. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Zoo Tunes: Frog Hop (Ages 0-2)

Daily Zoo Programs Nothing gets infants and toddlers moving like music — especially when it is all animal-themed. Zoo Tunes is an interactive music and movement class for our youngest Zoo-goers and their parents and caregivers. "Frog Hop" features songs that will help us hop, jump and leap like our favorite frogs. Please note: Zoo Tunes does not include visits to an animal exhibit or any live animal contact. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank Classroom. Cost: Adult and one child: $14 for FONZ Members; $17.50 for non-members. Additional participants (adult or child): $5/person. Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/zoo-tunes-frog-hop. Related Events: An identical section of this class meets Thursday, January 23. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.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. Friday, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Grapevine Basket

Resident Associate Program Combine natural weaving materials and ribbing technique to creating a beautiful melon- shaped basket with grapevine handle and rim. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3041, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246586?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:00 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, January 24, 2020, 11:30 AM – 11:50 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, January 24, 2020, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

In Focus

Tours Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the In Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days before the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am | Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Cost: Free. No registration required. Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Art Bites Gallery Talks: Krystle Stricklin

One-Time Events Take a lunch break and join SAAM’s research fellows as they share their 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. Hear Predoctoral Fellow Krystle Stricklin discusses Mark Bradford’s mixed-media work Amendment #8 (2014). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Walk- In 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, January 24, 2020, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Color Notes: Pink

Ongoing Activities Color Notes uses Pat Steir: Color Wheel as an opportunity to explore color theory, history, and connections throughout the Hirshhorn. This edition focuses on pink, starting with the immersive paintings by Pat Steir and moving to other Hirshhorn works with a strong use of pink. Visitors are encouraged to get into the spirit by wearing the color of note! Meet in the Lobby. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet in Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

CANCELED - Gorilla Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Conservation Conversation: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how conservators at the Lunder Conservation Center use science, art history, and studio art to preserve objects from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection during this weekly tour. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Portrait Gallery. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 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, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 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, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Enjoy tribal songs from Alaska to Florida with Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) on most weekdays in the Potomac Atrium. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Open Studio Fridays- Chalk Pastel Portraits

Ongoing Activities Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week. *Lessons are subject to change.* Open Studio takes place in the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Charla con Cuidador de Los Gatos Grandes

Daily Zoo Programs Habla con un cuidador de los animales que cuida a los leones y tigres en frente a la exhibición de tigres, ubicado a lo largo del Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Cost: Gratis y abierto al público. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Chat

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, January 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Gallery Tour: Nation to Nation

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour with a Cultural Interpreter provides an overview of the museum’s background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Treaties lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. Nation to Nation is the story of that relationship, including the history and legacy of U.S.–American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. Photo: Thomas Jefferson peace medal owned by Powder Face (Northern Inunaina/Arapaho). Oklahoma, 1801. 24/1965. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.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, January 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Giant Panda Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive their afternoon meal inside of the Giant Panda House. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, inside the Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-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, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

CANCELED - Primate Enrichment Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House (inside). Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Figure Sculpture

Resident Associate Program Learn clay techniques and gain an understanding of the human body, gestures, and expressions as you sculpt a portrait, torso, or full-figure piece by working from life. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246588?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Stretching the Canvas exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY A 45-minute tour of Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Drawing from the National Museum of the American Indian’s rich permanent collection, the exhibition presents nearly 40 paintings that transcend, represent or subvert conventional ideas of authenticity. Image: Dick West (1912–1996, Southern Cheyenne), Spatial Whorl, 1949–1950. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dwight D. Saunders, 2004. (26/5102). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, meet outside of East Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan

Tours The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Come view the exhibition Hokusai: Mad About Painting, which features works from the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. Works large and small are on view, from six-panel folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings. Together, these works reveal an artistic genius who thought he might finally achieve true mastery in painting—if he lived to the age of 110. 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. Related Exhibition: Hokusai: Mad About Painting. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit asia.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. 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, January 24, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Elephant Keeper Chat

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, January 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:20 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, January 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Stretching the Canvas exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY A 45-minute tour of Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Drawing from the National Museum of the American Indian’s rich permanent collection, the exhibition presents nearly 40 paintings that transcend, represent or subvert conventional ideas of authenticity. Image: Dick West (1912–1996, Southern Cheyenne), Spatial Whorl, 1949–1950. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dwight D. Saunders, 2004. (26/5102). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, meet outside of East Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, January 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tour: Three/Thirty

Ongoing Activities Join us at 3:30 PM for THREE/THIRTY for a unique guided tour that explores three artworks in thirty minutes. All tours are free and open to everyone. Joining is easy, just meet our Gallery Guides at the Welcome Desk in the Lobby. No reservations are necessary. 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, January 24, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Beginning Sculpture

Resident Associate Program Students work in clay to create portraits from plaster casts and a live model as they develop a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of sculpture. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246589?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, January 24, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Introduction to Lightroom

Resident Associate Program Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images, usable for both RAW and JPEG image files. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules for organizing and editing your files. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, Computer Lab, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246908?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Literary London: In the Footsteps of its Writers

Resident Associate Program London is a writer's city where poets, playwrights, and novelists have long found welcome and inspiration. A British social historian and an emeritus professor of English delve into the literary contributions and the distinctive London worlds of writers from Lord Byron to Virginia Woolf. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. 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/246552?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

The Gilded Age

Resident Associate Program In the years after the Civil War, captains of industry and robber barons were the Gilded Age’s masters of the universe. Art historian Bonita Billman examines the influence of their wealth on the period’s extravagant art, architecture, and interior design, and also explores the dramatic chasm that opened between the haves and the have-nots. (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/246553?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:15 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 Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. 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, January 25, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Morning at the Museum

One-Time Events Morning at the Museum is a sensory-friendly program for children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities and their families. The program includes early entry into the museum, facilitated and thematic activities, a take-a-break space, and pre-visit materials like social narratives and sensory maps. Registration required by email at access@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor. Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Registration required by email at access@si.edu. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Nature Cubs Preschool Series: Coats of All Kinds (Ages 3-5; Saturday Session)

Daily Zoo Programs Nature Cubs preschool classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Children and their adult caretaker will learn about a new animal each week. Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Note: Nature Cubs classes are for children and their adult buddies to enjoy together. Infants worn in a carrier or remaining in a stroller/car seat are welcome at no additional charge. January 18-February 15: Coats of All Kinds: Brrr! We put on jackets and coats when we go out in the cold, but our animal friends wear them all year long! Fur, feathers, scales and more are right at your fingertips in this hands-on adventure. Don't forget your mittens! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank Classroom. Cost: $188 per adult/child pair ($150 for FONZ members). Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/nature-cubs-coats-all-kinds. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Nature Cubs Preschool Series: Sing Along Zoo (Ages 2-3; Saturday Session)

Daily Zoo Programs Nature Cubs preschool classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Children and their adult caretaker will learn about a new animal each week. Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Note: Nature Cubs classes are for children and their adult buddies to enjoy together. Infants worn in a carrier or remaining in a stroller/car seat are welcome at no additional charge. January 18 - February 15: Sing Along Zoo: Old McDonald had a ... Zoo?!  Join us to discover all about the real animals behind your favorite songs! From the animals on Old McDonald's farm to five little speckled frogs and monkeys chasing weasels, we're singing and dancing our way through the Zoo! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center, Classroom 3. Cost: $188 per adult/child pair ($150 for FONZ members). Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/nature-cubs-sing-along-zoo-0. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters

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, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

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, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Play Date at NMNH

One-Time Events Join us this Saturday for a special play date with museum educators! This Saturday is all about birds!  Families can listen to a story, look at select pieces from our collection related to birds, and create their own take-home craft to help them look for birds in your neighborhood and around the museum! Visitors will also learn how to participate in the nationwide Backyard Bird Count in February where anyone can count birds they find in their backyard and share their information with scientists! Location: This program is held in the Q?rius Education Center on the Ground Floor of the museum. Please enter through the Constitution Avenue entrance. Q?rius is located on the right as you enter the museum. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces

Resident Associate Program Explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today as you practice the skills of the masters, using their exact colors, canvas types, and paint applications. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246596?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. , Closed Mondays (Photo by Rosa Pineda, Smithsonian.). Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor. Cost: Adults (13-59): $7.50 , Seniors (60+): $7 , Children (2 to 12): $6.50 , Tuesdays: Free Timed entry tickets are required for the Butterfly Pavilion, including Free Tuesdays. Tuesday tickets are available only onsite at the Butterfly Ticket Desk. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1006103/butterfly-pavilion-entry-washington-butterfly-pavilion. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:15 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, January 25, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Introduction to Indian Textile Printing

Resident Associate Program Explore traditional Indian woodblock carving as you create beautiful pieces of textile and printed art. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246598?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM.

Open Darkroom Plus

Resident Associate Program This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Photolab 3036, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246597?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:15 AM – 1:15 PM.

Families Together: Transportation

Early Enrichment Center By land, by air, and by sea! People have developed unique modes of transportation to help them move from one area to another. Explore a wide variety of transportation vehicles and discover how their unique designs help with their functionality. Museum Visit:  National Museum of American History. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: South Wing Staff Entrance, off 12th Street. Cost: $40, 1 Family (children ages 0-8) Members: $35. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15200/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-families-together. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

One-Time Events This family-friendly event celebrates Indigenous games from the Arctic to Argentina. Visitors can meet Talibah Begay (Navajo) as she shares a traditional Navajo shoe guessing game, Leihua Stewart (Native Hawaiian) shares traditional Hawaiian games. Participants can learn to play Bolivian games with Julia Garcia (Aymara). The day features hands-on activities and “make-and-takes.”. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Clouded Leopard Cubs on Exhibit

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Meet-a-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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Resident Associate Program Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3041, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246590?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Chat

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, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Chat

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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red or Giant Panda Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

American Indian Museum NY Meet Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and enjoy a day of family-friendly games that are fun and educational. Learn to play Hawaiian board games, Inuit yo-yos, ring and pin, Arctic high kick, hoop-throwing, and more. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 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, January 25, 2020, 11:30 AM – 11:50 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct live tarantula feeding demonstrations and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Mon. - Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible. 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: O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.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, January 25, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 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. 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, January 25, 2020, 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. Cost: Free. No registration required. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Portrait Signs

One-Time Events Join a deaf Gallery Educator for a lively walk-in gallery talk in ASL. Saturday’s tour also includes voice interpretation. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM.

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, January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt

Resident Associate Program Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging. 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/246591?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk- In 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, January 25, 2020, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tour: Art Break

Ongoing Activities Join us at 12:30 pm for ART BREAK to spend an hour connecting artworks across a common thread. All tours are free and open to everyone. Joining is easy, just meet our Gallery Guides at the Welcome Desk in the Lobby. No reservations are necessary. 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, January 25, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Portrait Story Days: Julie Packard

One-Time Events Drop by on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to hear 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, E151. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Chat

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. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 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, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Ongoing Activities Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles and learn more about the people who have made American history. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. 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. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Chat

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, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

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, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

In Focus

Tours Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the In Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days before the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm | Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 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 Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Drawing in Museums: The National Gallery, Freer Gallery, and American Art Museum

Resident Associate Program Spend Saturday afternoons developing your rendering and composition skills, and learn the art of copying, by drawing paintings and classical sculptures displayed in the museums. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: National Gallery of Art, 4th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246592?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Open Darkroom Plus

Resident Associate Program This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Photolab 3036, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246595?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 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, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Giant Panda Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive their afternoon meal inside of the Giant Panda House. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, inside the Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-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, January 25, 2020, 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, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Primate Enrichment Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the many ways animal keepers use enrichment to keep the brains and bodies of the Zoo's primates healthy and stimulated. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House (inside). Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Film+Talk: Pat Steir: Artist

Ongoing Activities Get tickets We strongly recommend claiming a ticket to ensure your seat. This program is expected to be at capacity. Questions? Email Hirshhornexperience@si.edu Hirshhorn Members, email HMSGdevelopment@si.edu Running time: 77 minutes Pat Steir has been at the forefront of American painting for nearly half a century. An acclaimed abstract painter, she is best known for her Waterfall paintings that combine meticulous brushwork with multiple layers of drips and pours. Thirty of Pat Steir’s paintings are currently on view at the Hirshhorn in the second floor exhibition Pat Steir: Color Wheel. Pat Steir: Artist is the first film about the groundbreaking painter. Culled from more than thirty hours of candid interviews with novelist and filmmaker Veronica Gonzalez Peña, and primarily shot in Steir’s home and studio over the course of three years, the film offers an intimate portrait of the artist. Steir touchingly evokes her childhood in New Jersey, her young adulthood in New York, her involvement in… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Lower Level, Ring Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-pat-steir-artist-tickets-86734066929. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Learn To Paint From the Impressionists

Resident Associate Program By viewing paintings at the National Gallery of Art and hands on-practice in the studio, discover the techniques that artists like Monet, Renoir, and Degas used to created their signature styles—and learn to apply them to your own art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246599?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Resident Associate Program This class gives students a chance to use Chinese brush and ink as they learn to write basic Chinese characters, short phrases, and poems. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246593?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Spanish Language Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join our new bilingual docents for a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery for a tour in Spanish! The tour begins at 2:15 PM and will last one hour. Meet the docent in the F Street lobby. Acompaña a nuestros nuevos guías bilingües en una gira de obras seleccionadas en la Galería Nacional de Retratos a través de un recorrido conducido en español.  Comenzará a las 2:15pm y tendrá una duración de una hora.  Su guía estará esperándolos frente a la recepción de la calle F. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby of museum. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan

Tours The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Come view the exhibition Hokusai: Mad About Painting, which features works from the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. Works large and small are on view, from six-panel folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings. Together, these works reveal an artistic genius who thought he might finally achieve true mastery in painting—if he lived to the age of 110. 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. Related Exhibition: Hokusai: Mad About Painting. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Portrait Drawing

Resident Associate Program In this class, students will be introduced to the basic steps of how to create a convincing portrait using charcoal or graphite. All levels of experience welcomed. 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/246594?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elephant Keeper Chat

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, January 25, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:20 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, January 25, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artwork across cultures and what sets them apart? Investigate artworks from across Asia, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas. 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. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Highlights of the National 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, January 25, 2020, 3:15 PM.

Tour: Three/Thirty

Ongoing Activities Join us at 3:30 PM for THREE/THIRTY for a unique guided tour that explores three artworks in thirty minutes. All tours are free and open to everyone. Joining is easy, just meet our Gallery Guides at the Welcome Desk in the Lobby. No reservations are necessary. 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, January 25, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 4:30 PM.

The Axelrod String Quartet 2019-2020 Saturday Concert Series

Resident Associate Program Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of hearing two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series on Saturdays. Categories: After Five. Performances. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of American History, Nicholas and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music, 14th St & Constitution Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246243?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.