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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, September 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… Saturday, September 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. Saturday, September 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. Saturday, September 19, 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, September 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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, September 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. Saturday, September 19, 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, September 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Theodore Roosevelt's North Dakota: Badlands, Bison, and the Making of a Conservationist

Resident Associate Program The rugged landscape of western North Dakota was the setting against which Theodore Roosevelt transformed himself from an asthmatic 24-year-old into a robust outdoorsman—and a passionate lifelong conservationist. Experience that corner of the West—filled with dramatic vistas, vividly colored canyons, and wandering herds of wild bison—on an extraordinary tour that brings you into the heart of Roosevelt’s Badlands and the national park that bears his name. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248237?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM.

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

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Sunday, September 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… Sunday, September 20, 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, September 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. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Crepe Paper Flower Making

Resident Associate Program Bring to life a tulip bouquet that requires no water, won’t be eaten by deer, and will last months or even years. Learn the skills and techniques to create realistic crepe-paper flowers petal by petal. 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/247681?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 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, September 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. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Video Seminario en línea para Familias: Historia Natural en casa

One-Time Events La exploración de la historia natural no solo tiene que suceder en el museo, ¡también puede ocurrir en su hogar! Acompañe a los educadores del museo mientras guían a su familia a través de actividades de desarrollo de habilidades científicas, leen libros de ciencia y naturaleza e introducen formas de explorar el mundo natural y las colecciones.  Participa y aprende más acerca de las colecciones del museo y de las que tienes en tu propia casa. Yolanda Villacampa, especialista en moluscos y educadores del museo te acompañarán a explorar formas en que las colecciones se pueden organizar. Aprenderemos mucho sobre la colección de moluscos del museo y crearemos modelos tridimensionales. ¡Los esperamos! Cómo unirse: el programa será presentado a través de Zoom; haga clic en este enlace para unirse: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956 Registro / el registro es opcional pero no es necesario para participar. Sin embargo, al registrarse, nos ayuda a saber quién asiste a nuestros programas mientras el museo está cerrado,… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: En línea; requiere conexión a Internet / Online; internet connection required. Cost: Gratis. Se requiere registro, pero no es obligatorio. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

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

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

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

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

Five Giants of Romantic Music: Friends in Life, Rivals in Art

Resident Associate Program Popular speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin combines lecture and piano demonstrations to examine the lives and work of Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner. 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/247895?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, September 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

The Women Who Ruled the East End: Remarkable Tales of Wartime London

Resident Associate Program Women in aprons and button-up boots were the beating heart of the tenement neighborhoods that serve as the backdrop for the PBS series “Call the Midwife.” These no-nonsense matriarchs who ruled London’s sooty cobblestone streets responded with astonishing ingenuity, resilience, and strength as they faced the horrors of WWII just beyond their own front doors. Join author Kate Thompson and historian Alan Capps as they delve deep into the social history of some truly remarkable women. 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/248036?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, September 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 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 three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, September 21, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 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, September 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Introduction to Beading

Resident Associate Program In this three-night workshop, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills. 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/247674?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

CANCELED - Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Resident Associate Program Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University in spirited lectures and informal discussions about four compelling novels that explore stories set in Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, and the world of classical Greek mythology. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session discusses In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.</span>. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/246851?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Resident Associate Program Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University in spirited lectures and informal discussions about novels that explore stories set in Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, and the world of classical Greek mythology. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session discusses In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.</span>. 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/248863?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:00 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… Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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

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

Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art

Resident Associate Program Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for a series that explores the essential elements of close looking, word-sketching, and imaginative writing through the lens of four paintings that span centuries and styles. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session explores dialogue.</span>. 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/248941?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 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. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Young Portrait Explorers- Selena

One-Time Events Explore portraits of astronauts and activists, scientists and star athletes—and discover the stories behind them. Join the Portrait Gallery each week for a close look at a featured portrait. Then we’ll dig deeper with some discussion questions and get moving with fun activities on the day’s topic. Download PDF activity guides from the “Visit at Home” page of the Portrait Gallery’s website at npg.si.edu. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Instagram. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Inspiration / Action: Finding Meaningful Connections with Colleen Hawthorne, MD

One-Time Events Are you tired?  Bored?  No Spark?  Join us as Dr. Colleen Hawthorne, gives tips on how to find meaningful connections during lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colleen Hawthorne is a C-Suite concierge psychiatric medical doctor, and vibrant life success confidant, consultant, and coach who specializes in supporting leading performers, professionals and industry icons with navigating and managing high profile success.  As a veteran psychiatric-medicine physician and life success strategist, she has dedicated her life to understanding the workings of the human body, mind, behaviors and potential--having successfully helped countless patients and clients to confront their life challenges, to achieve happier, healthier, more productive and harmonious lives. Watch and Listen Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_78OJ4iTOT4i6M03sAqeFHw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

National Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism

One-Time Events Join us for the National Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism. We will host a panel discussion connecting stories of teenagers in the past fighting to address systemic injustice to those of the present. This year's summit will be centered on the case study of Claudette Colvin—a 15-year-old Black student in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. Colvin refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus and testified in the legal case that brought an end to segregated busing in Montgomery. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://americanhistory.si.edu/national-youth-summit/teen-resistance-systemic-racism. Cost: Free, registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5749208/National-Youth-Summit-2020-Registration. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit americanhistory.si.edu.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mosquitoes and the Diseases They Carry

One-Time Events Not all mosquitoes feed on human and mammal hosts, and a few globally distributed species account for the bulk of infectious pathogens transmitted to humans and domestic animals. Part 1 of Disease Vectors of the U.S.A. will focus on why mosquitoes are such prominent disease carriers, the diseases that they transmit, and how you can protect your family and pets Moderator: Yvonne Linton, PhD, National Museum of Natural History and the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU) Speakers: David Pecor, Researcher at the National Museum of Natural History and the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU), and Carina Blackmore, DVM PhD, Director for the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection for the Florida Department of Health 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: Aedes aegypti mosquito -… Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Introduction to Exterior Mosaics

Resident Associate Program Selecting substrates, materials, and adhesives that can endure weather year-round is the secret to successful exterior mosaics. Learn how to make those choices and find inspiration in fantastic examples of works by artists from around the world. 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/248818?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Why Brexit?

Resident Associate Program As she traces Brexit’s complicated past, present, and future, historian Jennifer Paxton examines issues that reveal the tensions at the heart of a nation that may reshape the United Kingdom more profoundly than any political event in the past 300 years. 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/248019?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

Resident Associate Program Join author Melanie Choukas-Bradley for an intimate virtual experience and explore your surroundings through all your senses. 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 forest-bathing 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/249026?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 8:30 AM – 10:00 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… Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing... Dolores Huerta

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook, link below. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM.

First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human

One-Time Events Jeremy "Jerry" DeSilva is paleoanthropologist and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. His studies of early human fossil foot bones have contributed to our understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage.    Why are humans the only mammal that habitually walks on its two legs? How did this happen? Join us as DeSilva explains how new fossil evidence is revealing that the evolution of upright walking was much more complicated—and fascinating—than we ever could have imagined.   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 Today) Topics series.  (Image Credit: Eduardo Saiz). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Spiritual Poems from the East

Performances Transcendence: A Sufi Music Festival Walid Ben Selim, vocals with Marie Marguerite Cano, harp Travel to France for a performance by the extraordinary singer Walid Ben Selim, accompanied by musician Marie Marguerite Cano on the harp. Born in Casablanca, Ben Selim’s inspiration comes from the great Islamic poets as well as the Sufi poets of Morocco. In addition to working with traditional texts, he sings and recites his own poetry and experiments with spoken word, rap, and hip hop. Ben Selim will join us live to speak about his music and answer audience questions. He will be introduced by Alain Weber, artistic director of the World Sacred Spirit Festival. Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Trg5gArBRHqUCMpUawcjMA. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 23, 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 three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Lecture: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World with Andrea Wulf

One-Time Events SOLD OUT Join Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World and host of the Smithsonian Channel program “Humboldt: Epic Explorer” for the second lecture in a six-part series that examines the profound impact of Alexander von Humboldt, a renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. This thought-provoking online lecture is presented in conjunction with SAAM’s landmark exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture that examines how Humboldt’s ideas shaped American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment. This program is part of our online lecture series The World of Alexander von Humboldt. Sign up for the entire series now! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: SOLD OUT. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-series-the-world-of-alexander-von-humboldt-tickets-116609964543. Related Exhibition: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

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

Virtual Teacher Workshop | Use Portraits to Inspire Student Writing about Current Events: Session II

One-Time Events Teachers, please join the National Portrait Gallery and DC-based writer Willona Sloan for a two-part professional development workshop inspired by our popular writing workshop series, Strike a Prose. In this series, you will practice using historical and contemporary works of portraiture to teach your students how to analyze current events, discuss complex topics, and explore their feelings about the world around them through creative writing. Session II – Portraits, Pens & Protests Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:30 -- 5:00pm EST In this workshop, we will share strategies for using portraits to inspire creative writing about current political events. The workshop will include interactive discussion and mini-writing exercises, designed to help you implement these strategies in your classroom. The workshop will build on Session I but may also be taken as an independent workshop. Session I - Strike a Prose for Teachers (You can use the same link--above-- to sign-up for session I) Wednesday, September 16, 2020… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=116881855777. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teacher Workshop: Second Impressions: Images, Slogans, and Influence

One-Time Events We are bombarded with 10,000 branded messages a day. Every image and slogan carries a web of complex associations with it. In this online workshop designed for K-12 educators, consider how constructed images and words work to influence our behavior in subtle ways. Practice a Project Zero thinking routine to hone students’ critical thinking and media literacy skills through close looking and reading. Co-presented with Planet Word. Image: Lilly Martin Spencer, We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian), 1869, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-workshop-second-impressions-images-slogans-and-influence-tickets-118378582527. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture Series: Aruna D’Souza

One-Time Events Join author and art historian Aruna D’Souza for an online lecture about modern and contemporary art, intersectional feminisms, and how museums shape our views of each other and our world. This program is part of our annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series which highlights excellence and innovation in American art with outstanding artists, critics, and scholars. Log in and learn more from D’Souza whose most recent book Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited) was named one of the best art books of 2018. The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clarice-smith-lecture-series-aruna-dsouza-tickets-116724134027. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science

Resident Associate Program Who better to take on a tough and complicated scientific subject than the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and actor Alan Alda, director of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University? Join them for an evening of thoughtful, informative discussion on the intricacies of the virus that has held us in sway since March. 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/249249?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Extreme Weather and Climate: Adaptation in a Changing World

Resident Associate Program Meeting the shock and awe of extreme floods, droughts, storms, and fires calls for plans and action—and authoritative scientific information. Roger S. Pulwarty, the senior scientist in the physical sciences division at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, examines the significance and sources of that information as countries, communities, and businesses make critical decisions in response to changing weather and extreme climate trends. 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/247011?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Kevin Kwan: Crazy Rich Asians and Beyond

Resident Associate Program The novelist behind the runaway hit film reveals how his newest book gives a glamorous and contemporary East Asian spin to one of E.M. Forster’s most beloved romances. 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/249059?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

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

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

The Barnes Collection: Another Closer Look

Resident Associate Program Join a live virtual tour that examines works by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and other painters in a way that you—and even visitors to the Barnes—have never experienced. High-definition Deep Zoom technology offers closeup looks at the canvases that reveal their surfaces and details in ways that bring the art and the artists to vivid life. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: 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/249265?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, September 24, 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. Thursday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop | Wearable Art

One-Time Events Explore the wear and tear of wearable art in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Freer and Sackler. From metals and jewels to seeds and plastics, see the possibilities of wearable art and how our art doctors care for the objects. String together your own untraditional creation as you learn from conservators. Designed for ages 3–5 and their caretakers, the 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 National Museum of Asian Art. Image credit: Art & Me online family workshop. Photo by Gloria Kenyon. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of Asian Art. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-me-preservation-family-workshop-wearable-art-registration-116883458571. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Real-time captioning. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop | Wearable Art

Kids and Family Explore the wear and tear of wearable art in the Freer and Sackler and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) collections. From metals and jewels to seeds and plastics, see the possibilities of wearable art and how our art doctors care for the objects. String together your own untraditional creation as you learn from conservators.     Designed for ages three to five and their caretakers, the 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 National Museum of Asian Art. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-me-preservation-family-workshop-wearable-art-registration-116883458571 Photo by Gloria Kenyon. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Small Space: Big Impact

Smithsonian Gardens Are you inspired by the big showcase gardens, but don’t think you have space at home to make a showy impact? Well, you’re in luck! Join Lead Horticulturist, Sylvia Schmeichel for a talk on how to bring Big Impact into your Small Space (yard, patio or even windowsill!). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hH-bqrlESDOK-PJC5AQAKA. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hH-bqrlESDOK-PJC5AQAKA. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.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, September 24, 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, September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

#TakeTimeThursday: Soulful Delights: Harvest Time Dishes with Chef Moses Jackson

One-Time Events Please join us on Zoom for another cooking demonstration by Louisiana Chef Moses Jackson Jr. as he shares some creole harvest dishes - Andouille and Chicken Jambalaya, Roasted Beets and Rosemary Salad. Chef Moses Jackson has been delighting culinary palates across the country for more than 20 years. A native of New Orleans, his passion for creating scintillating fare has garnered recognition at restaurants across the country. He is a craftsman of Cajun and Creole cooking, having mastered the art and distinction between both styles. The result, many signatures dishes. He is famous for saying, “There is no shortcut for cooking good food for the soul.” Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Chef Moses has had the privilege of working under the tutelage of well-known chefs Emeril Laggasse at Nola and Paul Prudhomme at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. Chef Moses has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Southern University. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link:https://s… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Portrait Signs

One-Time Events Join a deaf gallery educator for a lively virtual gallery talk in ASL. For details and to register, please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Look & Listen: Chinese Art and Music, Gao Hong, pipa, with Jan Stuart

Performances Enjoy performances on the Chinese pipa (lute) by virtuoso Gao Hong alongside works of Chinese art, including an image of the instrument as it was played more than one thousand years ago. Watch her perform classical and contemporary pieces to complement artworks showing the pipa in the hands of Buddhist deities and celestial beings, including those said to reside in the moon. Listen to her original piece “Flying Dragon” while exploring dramatic depictions of dragons in Chinese ceramics and paintings. Curator Jan Stuart joins Gao Hong for an exploration of the fascinating place of the pipa in Chinese music and visual art.  Gao Hong graduated from Beijing’s elite Central Conservatory of Music. Since coming to the United States, she has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and at festivals in Paris, Caen, Milan, and Perth. She has presented concertos for the pipa with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Heidelberg Philharmonic, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic,… Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM.

Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography

Resident Associate Program Light can make or break your photos. Understand the essentials of shooting in a natural-light setting as you learn to gauge the direction of light; recognize degree of diffusion; minimize (or emphasize) lens flare; control conditions with lens hoods, and more. 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/248970?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

"Fire!": The Real History of the Boston Massacre

Resident Associate Program The British passed it off as an “unhappy disturbance,” but to city leaders the March 1770 confrontation with Redcoats that left five Bostonians dead was “a horrid massacre.” Historian Richard Bell examines why the complicated story of the “affray on King Street” is even more fascinating than Paul Revere’s famous engraving of it has led us to believe. 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/248895?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Women’s E3 Virtual Summit

One-Time Events Women’s E3 Summit brings together women of all ages, industries and businesses to discuss the Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement of African American women in today’s world.   This year’s summit will bring together today’s most exciting voices in the national movement for voting rights, health equity, and social justice. For more information visit: https://nmaahc.si.edu/womens-e3-virtual-summit. Generously supported by Target and AARP. With Special Support from Bloomingdale’s and FedEx. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://events.bizzabo.com/NMAAHCE3Summit2020/page/1602553/register. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe: I'm Really Good

Films New from Japan: Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe Despite festival awards and praise from critics, independent filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe has managed to remain below the radar. A partial retrospective of his work was the surprise hit of the streaming Udine Far East Film Festival this year. We are proud to present three of his most charming films, followed by a live Q&A with Watanabe and film critic Mark Schilling, who programmed the Udine retrospective. I'm Really Good Available worldwide except Japan from September 25–October 9 Clearly disregarding the old show business maxim not to work with children or animals because they will always upstage you, Hirobumi Watanabe’s latest film is a delightful gem that follows a day in the life of adorable fourth grader Riko, her older brother Keita, and her best friend Nanaka (not to mention her scene-stealing pet cat). Like his other films, it is full of subtle visual and structural jokes, and focusses on the rhythms of everyday life, punctuated by comedic… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Friday, October 9, 2020.

Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe: Life Finds a Way

Films New from Japan: Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe Despite festival awards and praise from critics, independent filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe has managed to remain below the radar. A partial retrospective of his work was the surprise hit of the streaming Udine Far East Film Festival this year. We are proud to present three of his most charming films, followed by a live Q&A with Watanabe and film critic Mark Schilling, who programmed the Udine retrospective. Life Finds a Way Available worldwide from September 25–October 9 In this semi-autobiographical comedy, filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe plays, well, filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe, who bumbles around his hometown of Otawara struggling to come up with ideas (and money) for his next project. As film critic Mark Schilling writes, “The film combines self-deprecating humor and stylistic invention in ways funny and thought provoking….But Watanabe is not only after laughs; he is also a stylist and a surrealist who finds the bizarre in the everyday, somewhat like a Japanese… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Friday, October 9, 2020.

Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe: Party 'Round the Globe

Films New from Japan: Get to Know Hirobumi Watanabe Despite festival awards and praise from critics, independent filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe has managed to remain below the radar. A partial retrospective of his work was the surprise hit of the streaming Udine Far East Film Festival this year. We are proud to present three of his most charming films, followed by a live Q&A with Watanabe and film critic Mark Schilling, who programmed the Udine retrospective. Party 'Round the Globe Available worldwide from September 25–October 9 Like Hirobumi Watanabe’s other films, the plot of Party ‘Round the Globe is remarkably simple: two Beatlemaniacs drive to Tokyo to see a Paul McCartney concert. The guys in question are Honda (Gaku Imamura), a man so taciturn that he doesn’t utter a word during the entire film, partly because his companion and coworker Hirayama (Watanabe himself) never shuts up. The film alternates between Hirayama’s hilarious fanboy monologuing in the car and scenes of Honda’s life leading up to the… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Friday, October 9, 2020.

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

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 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, September 25, 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, September 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Resident Associate Program Textile historian Elizabeth Lay examines a trio of 19th-century British women whose exceptional skills elevated embroidery to fine-art status. Afterward, fabric artist Lauren Kingsland leads a studio project in which participants create their own Arts and Crafts–inspired embroidered needle case. 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/249447?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, September 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Celebrating 50 Years: Smithsonian Magazine and Earth Day

Resident Associate Program Smithsonian magazine was launched in the spring of 1970—as was the first Earth Day—and from the start it has been the trusted go-to source on the natural world and environmental issues. Mark these anniversaries by revisiting some of the magazine’s first articles about how we understand our planet with the journalists, photographers, and other experts who brought these stories to life. 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/248047?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Vermeer: In Praise of the Ordinary

Resident Associate Program Explore the legacy of painter Johannes Vermeer, a master of light and color whose paintings captured the beauty and meaning of everyday life, with art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247013?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Indigo and Shibori

Resident Associate Program Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247687?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to Beading Intensive

Resident Associate Program In this one-day workshop, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247677?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

Resident Associate Program Quilt-maker Lauren Kingsland shares new way to use T-shirts and other garments of sentimental value: Transform them into usable quilts to give as gifts or to preserve cherished memories. 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/248854?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sears Houses of Arlington

Resident Associate Program In the early decades of the 20th century, Sears Roebuck & Co. sold more than 70,000 prefabricated Modern Homes kits, offering Americans of moderate means the chance to own an up-to-date house. Historian Dakota Springston draws on period and contemporary images to lead a virtual tour through several historic Northern Virginia neighborhoods that boast a wide range of these distinctive houses, followed by a Q&A with a Sears Homes expert. 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/248999?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Urban Gardening Workshop: Fall Harvest and Planting

One-Time Events Participants will learn how to  plant the fall seeds and prepare the garden soil to make sure their fall harvest is a bumper crop. Attendees will also be invited to share their favorite family recipes.  Hosted by gardening expert and professional landscape designer, Derek Thomas. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KKy_9zFFQ3SylRdhX3j7Eg. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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. Saturday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

Resident Associate Program In a hands-on workshop, quilt-maker Lauren Kingsland shares new way to use T-shirts and other garments of sentimental value: Transform them into usable quilts to give as gifts or to preserve cherished memories. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247678?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:30 AM – 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, September 26, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Children’s Book Illustration

Resident Associate Program Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247704?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 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. Saturday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Nuno-Felted Scarf

Resident Associate Program Nuno, the Japanese word for fabric, lends itself to the name of one of the newest textile trends. Create a one-of-a-kind nuno-felted scarf and explore variations on this unique and versatile technique used to create accessories, jewelry, wall hangings, curtains, and other projects. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248013?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, September 27, 2020, 10:15 AM – 4:45 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways

Resident Associate Program Transform contour drawings of leaf shapes into transparent watercolor paintings. Then, use a walking press to make leaf prints on a variety of papers using water-based ink. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247694?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Sunday, September 27, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:30 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. Sunday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, September 28, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

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, September 29, 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, September 29, 2020, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art

Resident Associate Program Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for a series that explores the essential elements of close looking, word-sketching, and imaginative writing through the lens of four paintings that span centuries and styles. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session explores story.</span>. 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/248942?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 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. Tuesday, September 29, 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, September 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 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. Tuesday, September 29, 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, September 29, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Pandemic Perspectives: Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic

One-Time Events Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. The blame game associated with the Covid-19 pandemic is nothing new. Xenophobia, ethnic scapegoating, and racial fault have long been associated with communicable diseases. Drawing on museum collections, speakers will explore the history of government leaders, the media, and the public at large blaming immigrants and underserved communities for epidemics, and will discuss how to break this pattern for the future. Moderator: Alexandra Lord, PhD, National Museum of American History Panelists: Theodore Gonzalves, PhD, National Museum of American History Erika Lee, PhD, University of Minnesota Natalia Molina, PhD, University of Southern California The National Museum of American History… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Zoom. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AeoEiuSCRy6UaWZTX5HvMw. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain: Power, Femininity, and Portraiture in the Court of Felipe III

One-Time Events The Edgar P. Richardson Lecture Series in American Portraiture, 2020 “Women, Portraiture, and Power” Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain: Power, Femininity, and Portraiture in the Court of Felipe III The elaborate portraits of Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (1584–1611), by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz and Andrés López Polanco, are known for their depictions of the crown jewels and elegant clothing characteristic of Hapsburg portraiture. Yet this series, painted between 1605 and 1610, also presents Queen Margaret as a strong female ruler. Pantoja de la Cruz and Polanco portray the queen as both virtuous and feminine as well as politically cunning. This balance was particularly delicate within the contexts of dynastic factions, political alliances, and the rebirth of Spain’s royal portrait collection after it was destroyed in the 1604 fire at the Royal Palace. Presented by Ross Karlan, World Languages Educator at the Geffen Academy, UCLA. This presentation is part of the Edgar P. Richardson Lecture Series ho… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DHLyKoRmRVGShmENm8_urg. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Ticks and the Diseases They Carry

One-Time Events As land is deforested and tick ranges expand, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a growing threat to humans and pets. In the second part of Disease Vectors in the U.S.A. we will discuss the ecological context of tick-borne disease with consideration for how environmental factors and human behavior contribute to disease risk. Our experts will also share measures to reduce your risk of illness. Speakers: Rick Ostfeld, disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Alison Hinckley, researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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: CDC/James Gathany)  . Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Deepak Chopra: Meditation for Today

Resident Associate Program Two and a half millennia ago, the Buddha taught that inner peace and freedom could be developed and cultivated through training in the mindfulness, compassion, and insight found in the practice of meditation. Join Deepak Chopra to explore how meditation can serve as a potentially powerful tool to meet the challenges of the moment. 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/248993?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

The 1920s: Welcome to the New World

Resident Associate Program The end of the Great War ushered in a decade of economic prosperity and cultural dynamism unprecedented in America. Stef Woods, a popular speaker on cultural topics, looks at the explosion of new directions in the 1920s, and considers what comparisons may be drawn between that still-resonant era and today, as our ’20s begins. 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/248027?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

Resident Associate Program Join author Melanie Choukas-Bradley for an intimate virtual experience and explore your surroundings through all your senses. 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 forest-bathing 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/249027?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 8:30 AM – 10:00 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… Wednesday, September 30, 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, September 30, 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, September 30, 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, September 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

CANCELED - Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

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

Introducing... Sandra Cisneros

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 and YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on Facebook or YouTube, links below. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Persian Mystic Songs from Omar Khayyam and Farid al-Din Attar

Performances Transcendence: A Sufi Music Festival Sahar Mohammadi, vocals Siamak Jahangiri, ney Farhad Safari, tombak   Hear of love and longing as presented by the great Persian Sufi poets Omar Khayyam and Farid al-Din Attar in a performance by Sahar Mohammadi. Born in Tehran, Mohammadi is considered one of the most talented young performers of Sufi music today. Her powerful voice, coupled with a deep knowledge of Persian lyrical poetry, is widely praised for offering a carefully nuanced and highly original interpretation of classical Sufi music. Following the performance, our interim deputy director, chief curator and the Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art Massumeh Farhad will speak about Sufi poetry, music, and painting.   Register here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_huV1L54dSxO9ZdCN3dVyyQ. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 30, 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 three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 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, September 30, 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, September 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Let's Talk About It: Understanding Race and Culture Through Portraiture and Writing

One-Time Events Please join the National Portrait Gallery and DC-based writer Willona Sloan as we engage in creative writing exercises designed to encourage meaningful dialogue around topics that include race and cultural identity. Through guided looking of works of portraiture from the collection of the Portrait Gallery we will write to celebrate and affirm diverse perspectives and identities with the goal of fostering community across cultures. This program is intended for writers of all levels who are 18+. The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://bitly.ws/9tAc. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Bakari Sellers: My Vanishing Country

Resident Associate Program Bakari Sellers, a CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history, examines the plight of the South's dwindling rural population of black working-class men and women. Drawing on his new book My Vanishing Country, he surveys the struggles that shape their lives: gaining access to healthcare, making ends meet as factories shut down, holding on to traditions as towns erode, and forging a path forward without succumbing to despair. 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/248147?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

The Panama Canal: A Complicated Backstory

Resident Associate Program Building the Panama Canal was either a bold, decisive diplomatic stroke that claimed America’s rightful place on the world stage or a crude display of arrogance and corruption. Historian Ralph Nurnberger examines the sweep of the canal saga, with elements that include intrigue in the halls of Congress, a revolution, and Teddy Roosevelt’s vision of American global power. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: , , . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/247519?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.