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CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Travel Writing: A Roadmap and Practical Guide

Resident Associate Program Ready to combine your love of travel and of writing? In a daylong workshop, travel writer Michael Luongo offers the practical information you need to begin creating compelling travel articles that make readers want to know more about your favorite destinations and editors want to know more about you. 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 or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248430?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

Preservation Family Workshop | Outdoor Sculpture Art & Me

One-Time Events The art doctor is in! Explore how art conservators care for outdoor sculptures from the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Create your own outdoor work of art and observe changes using our art doctor report. Designed for ages three to five and their caretakers, the workshop encourages families to experiment with artmaking and preservation techniques. This program is part of a yearlong series co-hosted by SAAM and the National Museum of Asian Art. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of Asian Art. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free | Registration required; space is limited. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preservation-family-workshop-outdoor-sculpture-art-me-registration-108152061728. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

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

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Preservation Family Workshop: Art & Me: Outdoor Sculpture

Kids and Family A hands-on, art-making preservation workshop for ages three to five and their caretakers.  The art doctor is in! Explore how art conservators care for outdoor sculptures out of their element from the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Create your own outdoor work of art and observe changes using our art doctor report.  Designed for ages three to five and their caretakers, this workshop encourages families to experiment with art-making and preservation techniques. This program is part of a yearlong series co-hosted by SAAM and the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.  Free registration is required since space is limited. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Zoom (link will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop). Cost: Free. Registration is required. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

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

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248272?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sur la Plage: Painting the Beach

Resident Associate Program The light, movement, and colors of the beach have long been an inspiration for artists. In this workshop, explore the techniques of masters of seaside painting as preparation for creating your own beach memory. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248273?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to Mosaics in Glass

Resident Associate Program Develop a strong technical foundation in working with glass mosaic as you design and create a striking 8-inch-square home décor piece. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248271?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:15 AM – 5:15 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 or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248274?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:15 AM – 1:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.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, July 11, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Resident Associate Program Bring extra impact to your mixed-media work by discovering a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248270?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248275?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 11, 2020, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Bordeaux

Resident Associate Program Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This workshop focuses on the Bordeaux wine region.</span>. Categories: Culinary Arts. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247882?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Resident Associate Program Family Program: (Ages 8 to 14) Go on an interactive exploration of the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA (near Dulles Int'l Airport). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248120?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sunday, July 12, 2020, 9:00 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Resident Associate Program Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this two-day class, which discusses the technical elements of composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248276?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Special Members' Behind-the-Scenes Castle Tour

Ongoing Tours Have you ever wondered about the history of the Smithsonian? Our members often do. Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. There’s more! As a member, you will be led through some of our celebrated spaces that are not offered on the public tour, including the historic library, Regents’ Room, and Secretary’s Parlor! Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round: Sun.: 9:45 a.m.   Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Stop by information desk for tour starting location. Cost: For all Smithsonian memberships , Free, but advanced registration required (click on the "Sign Up" link). , Registration opens 2 weeks before the tour , Registration closes 3 days before the scheduled tour date. , there are a limited number of slots on the tour Not a member yet? Join today at http://www.si.edu/Membership. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

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

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

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

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

Beginning Drawing

Resident Associate Program This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248277?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM.

The Joy of Photography

Resident Associate Program This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3113, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248280?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 10:15 AM – 1:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.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. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Introduction to Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248278?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

On-Location Photography

Resident Associate Program Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248279?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Classical Sounds of the Cinema: Magnificent Movie Music

Resident Associate Program Whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Puccini, or Bach, opuses of almost every famous composer have added emotional depth to hundreds of films ever since talkies emerged. In a 4-session series, concert pianist and movie fanatic Rachel Franklin delves into the magic of some of the greatest film music ever composed (even when it was unintentional). <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session discusses iconic classical music moments in film history.</span>. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246930?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Natural History Summer Explorations: Deep Sea Animal Adaptations

One-Time Events SIGN UP HAS CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM. Join museum experts for a week of ocean explorations that look at how science and art are interconnected in fun and important ways. Daily live video webinars will include demonstrations and conversations with different museum scientists and artists who will explore adaptations of some amazing deep sea animals through puppet making, drawing, dance and more! Each day will also include a self-directed activity that our young explorers can share with friends, family, and even our scientists and other participating explorers. Live video webinars will be presented in Zoom video from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT daily, July 13-17.  A link to join the webinars will be emailed to registrants before the first day of the program. Visit the program landing page for more information about each day's activities: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/natural-history-summer-explorations/deep-sea-animal-adaptations About Natural History Summer Explorations: This free virtual summer… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Monday, July 13, 2020 – Friday, July 17, 2020.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 13, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

African Art Through the Centuries

Resident Associate Program From the vibrant paintings found in Stone Age caves to works of contemporary creators, the arts of Africa have been shaped by unique creative insight as well as by specific political, social, religious, and economic forces. Art historian Kevin Tervala explores these vibrant artistic expressions through an examination of the continent’s historical trajectory. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248741?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

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

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us each Monday this July as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/96225935753?pwd=NFlHY2lqYlpEYXh5UkRaanpxM3hCUT09. Cost: Free! Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Where's My Muse? Flexing Your Creative Muscle

Resident Associate Program Delve deeply into the sources of inspiration as you learn learn to harness ideas and starting points for making art that expresses your individual creative point of view. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248281?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, July 13, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248069?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Young Portrait Explorers

One-Time Events From astronauts to activist, scientists to star athletes, digitally explore new stories in history and learn about art and portraiture with downloadable activity guides that highlight a new person each week. Join us every Tuesday on Instagram stories to start with a close look at the featured portrait, then dig deeper with some discussion questions and finally get moving with fun and engaging activities on the day's topic. Full activity guides will also be available on Facebook. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on Instagram, link below. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248070?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

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

Vaccines and Society

One-Time Events A broadly disseminated COVID-19 vaccine could help world populations reach a level of community immunity that would end the pandemic, but concerns over safety will undoubtedly contribute to some hesitancy to be vaccinated. Part 4 of Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19 will discuss the policy and societal conditions driving vaccine hesitancy. Featured Speaker: Sharon Kaufman, Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California San Francisco   Moderator: Sabrina Sholts, Curator of Biological Anthropology at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at the National Museum of Natural History. (Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution)  . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248148?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Inspiration / Action: Food Insecurity and Access During COVID-19

One-Time Events Join Paige Pokorney, DC Hunger Solutions as she talks about food access and insecurity through the lens of the work her organization does in Washington, DC communities--particularly during the current national health crisis. Paige joined D.C. Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, (FRAC), Washington, DC in September 2018 as the anti-hunger program associate for child nutrition where she uses engagement, research, advocacy, and education to inform the public on childhood hunger and increase access to child nutrition programs in the District.  Prior to joining D.C. Hunger Solutions, she worked on anti-hunger and food access issues with various local and national organizations, including the Capital Area Food Bank, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Share Our Strength. Paige received her B.S. in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State and her Masters of Public Health with a focus on nutrition policy from George Washington University. Register in advance for this webinar by clicki… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Link below. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

Resident Associate Program You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248797?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Buccaneers, Privateers, and Empire

Resident Associate Program From the ages of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar onward, pirates have menaced the frontiers of empires—and their modern counterparts threaten the security of the global community. Maritime historian Donald Grady Shomette reveals how the sought-after treasures of piracy across the centuries extended far beyond plunder to encompass territory and revolution. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248432?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Searching for Life in the Universe

Resident Associate Program Since the dawn of humankind, we have wondered if we are alone in the universe. Join professors of physics and astronomy from George Mason University to examine how science has progressed in furthering our understanding of this age-old question. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248738?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248071?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

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

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Location: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook, link below. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Fossilized Footprints Reveal a Snapshot of Early Human Life

One-Time Events In May, a research team announced the exciting results of their study of the largest fossil human footprint site in Africa: Engare Sero, Tanzania. With nearly 400 footprints, these fossilized steps have helped researchers trace a better understanding of life and behavioral practices for the early modern humans who lived there between 6,000 and 19,000 years ago.  After a presentation by William E.H. Harcourt-Smith (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY), two other key research team members — Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce (Professor and Director of the Environmental Science Program, Appalachian State University) and Kevin Hatala (Assistant Professor of Biology, Chatham University) — will join the conversation. Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.  This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248072?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Artists At Home

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture is debuting a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Each week will feature a different artwork and artist--stay tuned to our web page for more upcoming session details! Led by NMAAHC educators, each session will focus on a unique visual art piece and encourage discussion around a central question. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. This program is designed to be fluid and conversational. It welcomes students from grades 6-12.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration for each session opens one week prior. Get Tickets or Register: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/artists-home. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Double Take: One Mastodon, Two Viewpoints

One-Time Events Why is there a mastodon in an art museum? Join two Smithsonian experts for a lively online discussion bringing art and science together. Smithsonian American Art Museum Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey and Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, uncover the unexpected connections between American art and the mastodon skeleton featured in the exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Image credit: Skeleton of the Mastodon, excavated 1801–2 by Charles Willson Peale, bone, wood, and papier mâché approx. 118 × 177 × 65 in. Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, Photo: Ariel O'Connor. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free|Registration Required. Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning July 6. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/double-take-one-mastodon-two-viewpoints-tickets-111968891970. Related Exhibition: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Workshop Wednesdays 2020: Reverse Glass Painting Senegalese style

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor Lecture Hall. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reverse-glass-painting-wednesday-workshop-series-tickets-90185598553. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Look & Listen: Asian Art and Music, Kiya Tabassian, setar, with Massumeh Farhad

Performances Watch virtuoso Kiya Tabassian perform and discuss music for the setar, an ancient Iranian stringed instrument, alongside works of art from the twelfth to the sixteenth century showing Persian music in a variety of contexts. He  is joined by curator Massumeh Farhad for an exploration of the ways in which music and art intersect to provide insights into Persian art and culture.      Kiya Tabassian is soloist on the setar (Persian lute) and director of the Montreal-based ensemble, Constantinople, which draws on the combined musical heritage of the European Renaissance, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. In addition to leading the ensemble’s innovative performances around the world, he has collaborated with Radio-Canada, the international MediMuses project, and the Atlas Ensemble and Academy in Holland. He is now artistic director of Montreal's Centre des Musiciens du Monde and an associate artist at the Rencontres Musicales de Conques–a world music festival in the south of France– where he presents his… Categories: Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vvO2-msOQx2cI2OwOOdFjw. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vvO2-msOQx2cI2OwOOdFjw. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 4:00 PM.

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Jazzy Nights in Shaw: A Stroll Through 1920s Washington

Resident Associate Program Spend a summer evening with local historian Garrett Peck and step into the heyday of Washington?s ?Black Broadway,? when jazz filled the clubs and theaters of U Street and the nightlife scene rivaled Harlem?s. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Tour meets at entrance of Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Metro: Shaw-Howard U; Bring Metro Card. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248248?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

How Advanced Technology Reveals Hidden Histories

Resident Associate Program Mummy masks, maps, bibles, manuscripts, journals, and even old walls can have important undiscovered stories to tell. Michael B. Toth discusses how his pioneering work in imaging technology has brought once-lost corners of history to light. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247572?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Science Writer Michelle Donahue

One-Time Events Learn how Smithsonian marine science professionals earned their fins through this weekly summer series! Discussions will include how they found their paths into the marine sciences, interests and research. Bring your questions for live Q&A sessions! This session will feature Michelle Donahue, Science journalist and communications specialist at the Smithsonian Marine Station. Register at this link to join us! https://bit.ly/2ACira8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Event Location: Zoom. Online Location: https://bit.ly/2ACira8. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://bit.ly/2ACira8. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248073?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248074?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens - Make an Exuberant Container

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens’ Horticulturists Melanie Pyle and Jill Gonzalez for an online demonstration on how to make creative, beautiful, long-lasting flowering containers. Learn how to use color, texture, and height to create a season-long container for your porch, patio, or balcony. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V43k7H_1STKlwf9iiXav9w. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V43k7H_1STKlwf9iiXav9w. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Story Circle: Dealer’s Choice: The Role of Dealers in Ginseng Conservation

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Watch live and comment on Facebook or YouTube Dealers are important stakeholders in the conservation of American ginseng. Their livelihood is at least partially dependent on buying and selling native herbs, and ginseng is the most valuable herb in the forest. Those who have been in the business for a number of years have also developed effective methods of educating not only the harvesters who bring their roots in for sale but the general public as well. Meet three current or former ginseng dealers in the Appalachian region who bring their own perspectives to the role and responsibility of the ginseng dealer in conserving this important plant. All have intimate knowledge of American ginseng and a passion for sustaining the plant into the future. ACCESSIBILITY Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and CART: https://s.si.edu/folklifeASL CART only via… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.    Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016  Password: 4kbafd To join by phone: Meeting ID: 340 565 6016 Password: 392333 Find your local number: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/u/acuYbfC5mm   Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Aparna Sadananda  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. meditation led by Philip Bender  *Note: Meditation sessions on Fridays from July 10 to August 14 will include an art focus. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Online event. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

Live Chat: Launch of a New Mars Rover

One-Time Events NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch this summer. Join us for an Air and Space Live Chat about Mars exploration and this exciting new mission. Bring your questions for NASA engineer Kobie Boykins and Museum curator Matthew Shindell. Watch on Facebook Live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page or on our website. We’ll be hosting an Air and Space Live Chat on Facebook Live every Thursday at 1 pm EDT until the Museum reopens. Each week we’ll feature a different expert to answer questions from kids, students, and air and space enthusiasts. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Location: http://facebook.com/airandspace/live. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248149?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

The Language of Palestinian Embroidery

Resident Associate Program The thobe, a handmade embroidered dress, has symbolized Palestinian textile artistry since the 11th century. Wafa Ghnaim leads a fascinating exploration of the heritage of Palestinian embroidery and examines how generations of women have preserved and modernized these traditions in diasporic communities. Then in a workshop, Ghnaim guides participants in creating a bookmark with a stitched thobe design on 12-count Aida cloth. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248800?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

#TakeTimeThursdays: Exploring Aromatherapy: The Healing Power of Scent with Margaret Grant

One-Time Events Join us as Margaret Grant of Dare Yoga LLC, Arlington, Virginia explains how essential oils from plants and flowers are used to create scents that can evoke both emotional and spiritual healing properties upon the mind, spirit, body, and soul.  This is the practice of aromatherapy. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXVKo4_SfyLE51z_YyPSg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. #Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, wellness practitioners and others. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. each Thursday and boost your mind, body and spirit.   Note:  Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request.  Two weeks advance notice is appreciated.  Place your request by emailin… Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

COVID-19: Crisis in Public Health

One-Time Events A panel of the nation’s foremost experts discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting impact on the African American community. Panelists include Algernon Austin, Ph.D. senior researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lisa Cooper, M.D. MPH, Johns Hopkins University, general internist, social epidemiologist and health services researcher; Spencer R. Crew, acting director, NMAAHC; David McBride, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, professor emeritus, Department of African American Studies and History; and Selwyn Vickers, M.D. vice president of medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s Weekend Edition will moderate the discussion. This program is a re-broadcast of a live event. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Digital. Online Location: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/22831821/video/8khsnr. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM. For more info visit www.ustream.tv.

Jazzy Nights in Shaw: A Stroll Through 1920s Washington

Resident Associate Program Spend a summer evening with local historian Garrett Peck and step into the heyday of Washington?s ?Black Broadway,? when jazz filled the clubs and theaters of U Street and the nightlife scene rivaled Harlem?s. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Tour meets at entrance of Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Metro: Shaw-Howard U; Bring Metro Card. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248249?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Auroras: Nature's Light Show

Resident Associate Program Humans have watched the Northern Lights in awe for centuries, but only recently have scientists been able to fully understand how and why auroras exist. Kelly Beatty, senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, explores the origins of these dancing curtains of light, the fanciful explanations once given for them, and when and where you're most likely to see an auroral display. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248435?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

Resident Associate Program Join author Melanie Choukas-Bradley for an intimate virtual forest-bathing walk. Plug your headphones or earbuds into your smartphone, get comfortable in your backyard or a favorite natural area, and immerse yourself in nature through a rejuvenating morning program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248823?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

Authentic, Revival, or Reproduction? A Day with a Curator at Dumbarton House

Resident Associate Program Whether you collect, live with antiques, or simply appreciate the beauty of fine craftsmanship, this special day at one of Georgetown’s most significant historic homes offers an expert-led opportunity to expand your knowledge of the history and construction of American and British furniture and its influences from 1790 to 1840. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248282?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248075?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Location: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-16. Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248096?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Authentic, Revival, or Reproduction? A Day with a Curator at Dumbarton House

Resident Associate Program Whether you collect, live with antiques, or simply appreciate the beauty of fine craftsmanship, this special session streamed from one of Georgetown’s most significant historic homes offers an expert-led opportunity to expand your knowledge of the history and construction of American and British furniture and its influences from 1790 to 1840. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248839?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

One-Time Events The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites middle and high school students to join us as we explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will to peer into the ‘windows’ of the speakers’ lives, learn from their lived experiences as STEM professionals and will find parts of their culture and lifestyle ‘mirrored’ in the speakers’ lessons of their youth, their greatest challenges and accomplishments. Through the Window and into the Mirror aims to inform, inspire, and be a starting point for students as they take steps towards having careers in STEM.  Join us weekly as we enter the minds of STEM professionals with careers in science education, chemistry, science communication, science policy, biomedical research, engineering and computer science. All times are Eastern Daylight Time The above image is from the… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual webcast. Cost: This is a free webinar, but registration is required. Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Resident Associate Program Family Program: (Ages 8 to 14) Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248113?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 17, 2020, 7:00 PM – Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM.

Underground Virginia: Caves of the Shenandoah

Resident Associate Program Find out why Virginia’s caves never fail to dazzle visitors during a visit to realms of wonder eons in the making in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. With Gregg Clemmer as your guide, explore two of the region’s great caverns—Skyline  Caverns and Endless Caverns—from their stone columns and draperies to anthodites and dog-toothed spars. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at, 550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts), Fringe: Vienna Metro, south side Kiss & Ride. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248250?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

The Waltz: Music, Sex, and Politics in Three-Quarter Time

Resident Associate Program Blossoming in Vienna and spreading like a mania through Europe, the waltz proclaimed a new freedom of sexual expression and individual liberties in the early 19th century. Classical music and opera expert Saul Lilienstein traces the development of a musical form and a dance that changed history. 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 or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248437?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

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

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

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

Resident Associate Program The elegant script commonly known as Copperplate is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. Beginning with basic tools and mechanics, students discover how to develop their skills and to recognize the small details that make this style of writing so appealing. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248285?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.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, July 18, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity.  Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Henna Workshop

Resident Associate Program Henna tattoos reflect an ancient and beautiful practice of body art. Explore the form’s history as you learn to apply simple traditional Indian henna designs. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248283?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 18, 2020, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Special Members' Behind-the-Scenes Castle Tour

Ongoing Tours Have you ever wondered about the history of the Smithsonian? Our members often do. Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. There’s more! As a member, you will be led through some of our celebrated spaces that are not offered on the public tour, including the historic library, Regents’ Room, and Secretary’s Parlor! Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round: Sun.: 9:45 a.m.   Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Stop by information desk for tour starting location. Cost: For all Smithsonian memberships , Free, but advanced registration required (click on the "Sign Up" link). , Registration opens 2 weeks before the tour , Registration closes 3 days before the scheduled tour date. , there are a limited number of slots on the tour Not a member yet? Join today at http://www.si.edu/Membership. Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

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

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

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Exploring Encaustic and Mixed-Media Intensive

Resident Associate Program Spend a day discovering the creative possibilities of the centuries-old encaustic method, which offers rich and luminous color and great compatibility with collage materials. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248286?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:30 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. Sunday, July 19, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Meet the Filmmaker: A Witness out of the Blue’s Andrew Fung

Films Sunday, July 19, 1 pm  Join the conversation here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/94541632308?pwd=ZGVtRVY5SzhBMnI1Ylhpd05yNzVtQT09  Password: 552612  Join a live Q&A with A Witness out of the Blue director Andrew Fung, whose film is streaming as part of the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival through July 24. Fung honed his unique comedic sensibility as a screenwriter by working on such films as Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid and Shaolin Soccer, as well as Johnnie To’s Sparrow. He then directed genre-bending films like The Bounty and Concerto for the Bully. In Witness out of the Blue, a talking parrot is the only witness to a string of underworld murders. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/94541632308?pwd=ZGVtRVY5SzhBMnI1Ylhpd05yNzVtQT09. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 19, 2020, 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

Classical Sounds of the Cinema: Magnificent Movie Music

Resident Associate Program Whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Puccini, or Bach, opuses of almost every famous composer have added emotional depth to hundreds of films ever since talkies emerged. In a 4-session series, concert pianist and movie fanatic Rachel Franklin delves into the magic of some of the greatest film music ever composed (even when it was unintentional). <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session discusses Beethoven's music in film.</span>. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246931?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, July 19, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

Greek Vase-Painting: Gods and Humans

Resident Associate Program The human and mythological activities depicted on the painted surfaces of Greek vases provide a richly detailed visual narrative of life in the ancient civilization. Art historian Renee Gondek explores the uses, stories, and artistry of these vessels. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248431?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Talk: Nam June Paik’s We Are in Open Circuits

One-Time Events Celebrate Nam June Paik’s birthday with a special online conversation marking the release of a new volume of his writings, We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (MIT Press, 2019). As one of the founders of video art, Paik (1932–2006) was a visionary who explored how art and technology serve as global connectors. Join We Are in Open Circuits editors John Hanhardt and Gregory Zinman as they discuss Paik's legacy in the age of Zoom with Saisha Grayson, SAAM’s time-based media curator, and enjoy selections from Paik's videos work, which will stream over the “electronic superhighway” to your home. Image Credit: Cover of We Are in Open Circuits; Nam June Paik at art/tapes/22 in Florence, 1974. Photo courtesy © Gianni Melotti. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required Tickets available via Eventbrite starting Wednesday, July 8. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-nam-june-paiks-we-are-in-open-circuits-tickets-112818378808. Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

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

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us each Monday this July as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/97521150442?pwd=REVmdElMWHR3cHQ1SU9yT3F6Z1Y5QT09. Cost: Free! Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

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

"It's Baseball, Ray!": Baseball and America's Culture, Values, and Aspirations

Resident Associate Program With the delayed (and very different) 2020 Major League Baseball season scheduled to open on July 23, author, ethicist, and lifelong fan Jack Marshall offers the perfect warm-up. Join him in the virtual stands for an interactive, wide-ranging program that examines how baseball has both mirrored and shaped Americans’ ideas of their country and themselves. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248438?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.