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Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events Don’t miss the ninth annual Living Earth Festival! This year the family-friendly event focuses on sustainable development through heritage tourism, traditional agricultural practices, and the importance of Native foods and food sovereignty. Highlights include panel discussions on how three Native communities are using tourism to educate visitors and provide sources of economic development to their citizens and neighbors, the challenges and successes of farming in the Southwest, and food sovereignty and youth empowerment. This year the festival includes conversations with tribal groups making dramatic changes in their communities. Meet young farmers from the MA’O Organic Farms on Oahu, Hawai'i, who are combating their “food desert” as well as high unemployment, and seeking incentives for higher education; and the Food Sovereignty Project of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. There's a special children's book reading. At the end of each afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting featuring the Cedar Band of P… Categories: Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018. For more info visit bit.ly.

Warner Bros. Theater

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Museum of American History is committed to exploring the legacy of American cinema as well as how film culture shapes how we perceive ourselves as Americans. This theater allows Smithsonian Theaters to provide visitors with new and exciting opportunities to explore the art of film in a stunning and intimate 261-seat jewel box venue. This theater hosts a full roster of public programs, from new and repertory film screenings, lectures, and concerts, to expansive film festivals. The Warner Bros. Theater provides our most intimate and personal experience to date among our theater venues, and offers state-of-the-art digital 2D & 3D and 35mm film presentation Showtimes. Categories: Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters/warnerbrostheater. Saturday, July 21, 2018. For more info visit www.si.edu.

IMAX Films and Planetarium

Ongoing Activities The Smithsonian's two IMAX® theaters are the largest and most technologically advanced theaters in the Washington, DC region! Offering dual 4K laser projection and 2D and 3D presentations, our giant-screen films that measure up to 6 stories tall offer a truly remarkable and immersive movie-going experience. The Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater is located at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Airbus IMAX Theater is located at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Parking is free after 4:00 p.m. The Einstein Planetarium's 77-foot digital dome theater is the only full-dome cinema in Washington, DC. Located at the National Air and Space Museum, audiences can journey through time and space to view some of the most extraordinary images not viewable to the naked eye. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: varies. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters. Saturday, July 21, 2018. For more info visit www.si.edu.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Influence on Mid-Century Modern Design

Resident Associate Program Join lecturer in architecture and urban studies Bill Keene in Northern Virginia as he explores Frank Lloyd s Wright s influence on innovative domestic design through a visit the Wright-designed Pope-Leighey House and the neighborhoods of Hollin Hills and Holmes Run Acres, both filled with prime examples of mid-century modern homes. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at, 550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts), No fringe stop on this tour. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242211?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Preschool Class: Calling All Cats (ages 2-3)

Special Zoo Events FONZ preschool classes are designed for children ages 2 to 3 to discover a whole new view of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.  “Adult-and-me” format classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play, and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. July 21: Calling All Cats: Smithsonian's National Zoo is home to many cool kitties and furry felines. Discover what makes these wild cats so purr-fect. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center, Classroom 3. Cost: $35 per adult/child pair ($28 for FONZ members) Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/calling-all-cats. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Archaeological Wonders of the Western Mediterranean

Resident Associate Program The islands of the western Mediterranean are rich in archaeological treasures of the Neolithic, Copper, and Bronze Ages--monoliths, monuments, tombs, and temples that reflect the civilizations that fought over and ruled them. Archaeologist Robert R. Stieglitz explores the cultural legacies of little-known prehistoric islanders through their remarkable architectural and artistic creations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242227?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

Discovering Georges Bizet

Resident Associate Program Georges Bizet s relatively short creative life produced enduring musical riches. Saul Lilienstein explores the many facets of Bizet s genius, spanning his concert music, symphonic compositions, early works for the theater, and his operatic masterpiece, Carmen. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242226?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

Introduction to Lightroom 2-Session Weekend Workshop

Resident Associate Program Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, Computer Lab, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242274?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Check It Out: Hirshhorn | A Library + Art Pop-up Program

One time events Check it out! Find our cart in the gallery and check out a kit to use inside the Museum. Kits include a children’s book, suggested artworks for viewing, and hands-on materials. This program is a partnership between Smithsonian Libraries and the Hirshhorn. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center | DC

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Drawn to Figures: Drawing Feet

Ongoing Activities This drawing workshop highlights works on display as a way to study the practice of figure drawing and the art of portraiture. Artist Jill Galloway will begin each session with a short lesson followed by drawing in the galleries. The workshops are open to artists of all levels of experience, ages 18 and up. Each workshop is offered twice per week. Materials are provided. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets: http://npg.eventbrite.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center | NYC

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Morning at the museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Morning at the Museum is a sensoryfriendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities, and a Take a Break Space. Registration required. For more information or to register, email Ashley Grady at access@si.edu. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Twos Travelers

Early Enrichment Center Today's Class: Monkeying Around Are you ready for some monkey business? We’ll begin by learning about monkeys and some of their unique characteristics, and end our morning visiting Xu Bing’s Monkeys Grasp for the Moon that spans the three floors of the Sackler Gallery. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twos-travelers-springsummer-2018-tickets-42769060411. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Scaling Up: Vertical Agriculture in the Andes | Living Earth

One-Time Events The peoples of the Andes have developed techniques for cultivating crops and grazing livestock in a terrain of steep slopes and high valleys. Their success is responsible for some of the world's most important foods, including potatoes and tomatoes.  Museum Cultural Interpreters lead hands-on presentations on Andean agriculture throughout the day. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

The Price Is Wrong: Food Security in the Arctic | Living Earth

One-Time Events Earlier generations of Arctic people depended on native wildlife and plants, and their own skill and perseverance at hunting, fishing, and preserving foods for their survival. Many contemporary families rely on supermarket staples instead. But climate change is making the old way of life more difficult and dangerous at the same time commodity food prices are rising.  Together, museum Cultural Interpreters and visitors discuss the complex question, How can Arctic communities provide for their food security during a time of environmental change? Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

FREE FILM: We the People: Making a More Perfect Union, One Generation at a Time

Ongoing Tours & Activities The museum’s signature film “We the People” is a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and freedom. Stunning footage and a soaring soundtrack take viewers on a journey from past to present, honoring the visionary ideas, significant sacrifices and remarkable fortitude of the people who built our country, one generation at a time.  Produced by Smithsonian Channel. "We the People" screens daily at 10:30 AM unless otherwise posted. Times are subject to change. Please check at the Information Desk for updates. Categories: Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater, 1 Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Draw Like Tiepolo

Resident Associate Program Students draw from Giambattista Tiepolo s works to help them grasp the idea of gesture, movement, and the grouping of as well as apply their Tiepolo-inspired skills to contemporary images. All skill levels welcome. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3038/39, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242272?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Bad River Tribal Food Sovereignty | Living Earth

One-Time Events Historically, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe maintained a substantial annual food supply from gardens, the watershed, and the forest. Bad River Food Sovereignty is working to restore that capability, by establishing and managing community gardens and providing people from youth to elders with education and other tools, and other resources, including seedlings. The program is also reconnecting community members with  Ojibwe food traditions—including seasonal foods available in their yards and beyond—and with knowledge of their treaty rights to wild-harvest foods and medicines. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience

Ongoing Tours & Activities Could you be a postal clerk? In this activity, a volunteer challenges you to sort mail, deciding which letters will be delivered and which would be sent to the Dead Letter Office. Complete the challenge and leave with a prize! Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Moving the Mail Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Bison In Our Backyard

Smithsonian Castle siedu Did you know that Bison lived behind the Castle? Come learn about how one baby bison helped to inspire the conservation movement that saved his species from extinction. Inquire at the Castle information desk for the cart’s location. Weather permitting—it will be outside in the Haupt Garden, behind the Castle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: check at Castle Information Desk for location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Story & Discovery: Water Walker | Living Earth

One-Time Events During the Living Earth Festival, Story & Discovery honors water conservationist Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabe) by reading the story of her life, "The Water Walker," written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson (Anishinaabe). A grandmother, First Nations elder, and Canadian activist, Ms. Mandamin walked the shorelines of all the Great Lakes every spring to call attention to the need to protect Earth’s nibi, or water. When she finished in 2017, she had walked more than 17,000 miles and inspired others to "walk for the water." Recommended age: 3+ Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes; daycare, camp, or scout groups; etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Bird Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.  Beginning September 1st, the tours will occur at the following times: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:45 AM.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Cherokee Nation Tourism | Living Earth

One-Time Events Join Cheryl Trask (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), an executive of the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group, for a discussion of economically, culturally, and environmentally responsible tourism. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Portrait InSight (by registration only)

Ongoing Activities Experience the National Portrait Gallery's collection through vivid verbal descriptions and tactile objects. Geared towards visitors who are blind or partially sighted, these 60-minute gallery talks are offered one Thursday and Saturday a month. Topics change monthly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Saturday talks require email registration at NPGAccess@si.edu 48 hours in advance. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Rhonda Asher provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

The Nation We Build Together

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, The Nation We Build Together contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

MA'O Organic Farms | Living Earth

One-Time Events Meet young farmers from the MA’O Organic Farms on Oahu, Hawai'i, who are combating their “food desert,” as well as high unemployment, and seeking incentives for higher education. MAʻO is an acronym for mala (garden) ʻai (food) ʻopio (youth), or youth food garden, and affirms the organization's belief that when people reconnect and restore their relationship with the land, they are able to return abundance and prosperity to youth, their families, and the community. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Categories: Demonstrations. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Ongoing Activities Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history. The kits offer a self-guided tour, “Seek and Find” cards, “Portrait Detective” and “Historian Guides,” and a “Compare and Contrast” activity using a doll. Visitors can check out kits just outside of the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Kits must be returned prior to 4 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Portrait Story Days - STEM: George Washington Carver

Ongoing Activities Visitors can listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador, Rhonda Asher for a 1-hour tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preschool Pioneers

Early Enrichment Center Today's Class: A Different Kind of Shark Week Long before Shark Week, there was John Singleton Copley’s painting, Watson and the Shark. Join us as we learn about the world of sharks and re-enact this dramatic shark story. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preschool-pioneers-springsummer-2018-tickets-42794843529. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Habitat and Home | Living Earth

One-Time Events During the Living Earth Festival, Smithsonian Gardens and the museum's imagiNATIONS Activity Center invite young minds of all ages to learn about woodland, wetland, prairie, desert, and ocean habitats. Though an interactive matching game, staff from Smithsonian Gardens describe habitats' plant and animal species. imagiNATIONS staff, using handling objects and photographs from the museum's collections, will show how Native cultures adapted to these environments.  Visitors create their own habitat through a drawing or other crafting activity. The program repeats every half hour. All the plants, animals, and habitats chosen are ones that visitors can see in the museum's landscape or understand better through exhibition objects in the galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Do Ho Suh: Almost Home. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Starting in September 2016 tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Notes: - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Blue Corn, Chiles, and Anasazi Beans: Exploring Food Production in the Southwest | Living Earth

One-Time Events In this panel discussion, farmers Joseph Jaramillo, owner of Isleta Pueblo's Native Natural Foods, and Stacey Jensen, founder of the Diné (Navajo) nonprofit North Leupp Family Farms, share the challenges and successes of their Southwest farming methods. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Daily Zoo Programs Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed interpreter and learn about the fight for the 19th amendment. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art

Tours Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

The Nation We Build Together

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, The Nation We Build Together contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Movies at SAAM: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Ongoing Tours & Activities Over the last fifty years 2001: A Space Odyssey has become one of the greatest films of all time. Director Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction tale examines humanity’s relationship to machines with a quest to discover its origins. At its release, it was considered revolutionary, not only for its cinematography and storytelling, but also for its design. Before the film, Abraham Thomas, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge of the Renwick Gallery, discusses the design work of the film and its lasting influence on American culture. Rated G (149 minutes; 1968). This film is part of Movies at SAAM's summer series where we examine the best design elements in American cinema. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

2018 Clement A. Price Lecture -- The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America

Ongoing Tours & Activities The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will be presenting a symposium to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. The program entitled, The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America will explore the economic conditions and civil unrest that led Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to conceptualize a great demonstration on behalf of economic equality. The proposed symposium examines King’s final dream, through the lenses of northern urban centers, such as Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey and their communities who struggled with diminishing job opportunities, and poor housing.  A panel of scholars, elected officials, and community activists discuss the aftermath of Poor People’s Campaign, the nation’s war on poverty and all that has transpired in the decades since.  The Poor People’s Campaign: The Other America is the second and final of The Clement A. Price Lectures sponsored by Prudential Financial.  The lecture series honors the late Clement A. Price,… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. American History Museum. Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater. Cost: Free. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6977870/clement-alexander-price-lectures-the-poor-peoples-campaignthe-other-america-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-public-programs. Related Exhibition: City of Hope: Resurrection City and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968; A Changing America: Beyond 1968. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlifghts tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Beginning September 1, 2016, Highlights tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:15 PM.

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma | Living Earth

One-Time Events Chief horticulturalist Gilbert Johnston (Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma) talks about the contributions agriculture is making to the health of his tribe's land and economy. Less than a decade ago, the leaders and citizens of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma embarked on an agricultural program. The project began with a small herd of bison and four greenhouses where Johnston and his colleagues pollinated the first tomato plants by hand. (Johnston quickly added beehives.)  Now in addition to selling fresh and dried meat, the tribe donates about 20,000 pounds of buffalo and beef a year to elder and daycare centers and local schools. Its vegetables and 20+ varieties of herbs are featured in the farm-to-table cuisine of restaurant at the Downstream Casino Resort. And for the past several years, the Quapaw have hosted the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. “Historically, we’re agricultural people," Quapaw Chairman John Berrey says. "We’re just going back to the basics. It’s who we are.”. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin | Living Earth

One-Time Events The mission of Tsyunhehkw^, the community agricultural program of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, goes beyond providing culturally important foods to the Oneida community and encouraging organic gardening among its citizens. Tsyunhehkw^—loosely translated as "life sustenance"—seeks to develop competence and self-reliance that will support the Oneida people in whatever they choose to do. Meet Kyle Wisneski (Oneida), head of field crops and animal husbandry at the farm, and learn about everything that entails. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: https://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Wine Tasting with the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians’ Twisted Cedar Wines | Living Earth

One-Time Events Seeking economic development for its people, the Cedar Band of Paiutes—one of five constituent bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah—established Twisted Cedar Native American Wines. Produced in California's Lodi Valley in accordance with the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Wine Growing, Twisted Cedar's award-winning wines reflect Paiute values as well, including respect for the land, the responsible use of resources, and social equity. Proceeds from the company are focused directly on the Cedar Band’s social and economic development. Categories: Culinary Arts. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Mitsitam Espresso Bar. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Docent's Choice tour of the Portrait Gallery Beginning September 1, 2016, these tours will occur at the following times:. Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:30 PM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events Don’t miss the ninth annual Living Earth Festival! This year the family-friendly event focuses on sustainable development through heritage tourism, traditional agricultural practices, and the importance of Native foods and food sovereignty. Highlights include panel discussions on how three Native communities are using tourism to educate visitors and provide sources of economic development to their citizens and neighbors, the challenges and successes of farming in the Southwest, and food sovereignty and youth empowerment. This year the festival includes conversations with tribal groups making dramatic changes in their communities. Meet young farmers from the MA’O Organic Farms on Oahu, Hawai'i, who are combating their “food desert” as well as high unemployment, and seeking incentives for higher education; and the Food Sovereignty Project of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. There's a special children's book reading. At the end of each afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting featuring the Cedar Band of P… Categories: Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018. For more info visit bit.ly.

Warner Bros. Theater

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Museum of American History is committed to exploring the legacy of American cinema as well as how film culture shapes how we perceive ourselves as Americans. This theater allows Smithsonian Theaters to provide visitors with new and exciting opportunities to explore the art of film in a stunning and intimate 261-seat jewel box venue. This theater hosts a full roster of public programs, from new and repertory film screenings, lectures, and concerts, to expansive film festivals. The Warner Bros. Theater provides our most intimate and personal experience to date among our theater venues, and offers state-of-the-art digital 2D & 3D and 35mm film presentation Showtimes. Categories: Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters/warnerbrostheater. Sunday, July 22, 2018. For more info visit www.si.edu.

IMAX Films and Planetarium

Ongoing Activities The Smithsonian's two IMAX® theaters are the largest and most technologically advanced theaters in the Washington, DC region! Offering dual 4K laser projection and 2D and 3D presentations, our giant-screen films that measure up to 6 stories tall offer a truly remarkable and immersive movie-going experience. The Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater is located at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Airbus IMAX Theater is located at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Parking is free after 4:00 p.m. The Einstein Planetarium's 77-foot digital dome theater is the only full-dome cinema in Washington, DC. Located at the National Air and Space Museum, audiences can journey through time and space to view some of the most extraordinary images not viewable to the naked eye. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: varies. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters. Sunday, July 22, 2018. For more info visit www.si.edu.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Preschool Class: Calling All Cats (ages 3-5)

Special Zoo Events FONZ preschool classes are designed for children ages 3 to 5 to discover a whole new view of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.  “Adult-and-me” format classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play, and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. July 22: Calling All Cats: Smithsonian's National Zoo is home to many cool kitties and furry felines. Discover what makes these wild cats so purr-fect. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center, Classroom 3. Cost: $35 per adult/child pair ($28 for FONZ members) Pre-registration required. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/classes/calling-all-cats-0. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

CANCELED - Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

CANCELED - Special Members' Behind-the-Scenes Castle Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Stop by information desk for tour starting location. Cost: For National Associates, Air & Space Associates, Smithsonian Associates, and Friends of the Smithsonian.  , Free, but advanced registration required (click on the "Sign Up" link). , Registration closes 3 days before the scheduled tour date. Not a member yet? Join today at http://www.si.edu/Membership. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

Q?rius

Ongoing Tours & Activities Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community. Q?rius was made with exploration in mind. Through conversations with scientists and interactions with thousands of authentic specimens and objects, visitors will enhance their grasp of the natural world, awaken new interests, and build inquiry skills for life. Educators visiting Q?rius will be invigorated with fresh ideas about how to engage their teen and tween students in science. Families will have fun while increasing their appreciation of science. Q?rius is an evolving learning lab that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground floor, Northwest, off of the Constitution Avenue Lobby. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit qrius.si.edu.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center | DC

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center | NYC

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Pioneers

Early Enrichment Center Today's Class: A Different Kind of Shark Week Long before Shark Week, there was John Singleton Copley’s painting, Watson and the Shark. Join us as we learn about the world of sharks and re-enact this dramatic shark story. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preschool-pioneers-springsummer-2018-tickets-42794843529. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Butterfly Pavilion

Ongoing Tours & Activities Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Regular Hours: Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit. Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc. visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Web site. Prices per ticket: Adults $7.50 Seniors $7 (60+) Children $6.50 (2 to 12)   Tuesdays: No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available… Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/. Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.butterflies.si.edu.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Scaling Up: Vertical Agriculture in the Andes | Living Earth

One-Time Events The peoples of the Andes have developed techniques for cultivating crops and grazing livestock in a terrain of steep slopes and high valleys. Their success is responsible for some of the world's most important foods, including potatoes and tomatoes.  Museum Cultural Interpreters lead hands-on presentations on Andean agriculture throughout the day. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

The Price Is Wrong: Food Security in the Arctic | Living Earth

One-Time Events Earlier generations of Arctic people depended on native wildlife and plants, and their own skill and perseverance at hunting, fishing, and preserving foods for their survival. Many contemporary families rely on supermarket staples instead. But climate change is making the old way of life more difficult and dangerous at the same time commodity food prices are rising.  Together, museum Cultural Interpreters and visitors discuss the complex question, How can Arctic communities provide for their food security during a time of environmental change? Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

FREE FILM: We the People: Making a More Perfect Union, One Generation at a Time

Ongoing Tours & Activities The museum’s signature film “We the People” is a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and freedom. Stunning footage and a soaring soundtrack take viewers on a journey from past to present, honoring the visionary ideas, significant sacrifices and remarkable fortitude of the people who built our country, one generation at a time.  Produced by Smithsonian Channel. "We the People" screens daily at 10:30 AM unless otherwise posted. Times are subject to change. Please check at the Information Desk for updates. Categories: Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater, 1 Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin | Living Earth

One-Time Events The mission of Tsyunhehkw^, the community agricultural program of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, goes beyond providing culturally important foods to the Oneida community and encouraging organic gardening among its citizens. Tsyunhehkw^—loosely translated as "life sustenance"—seeks to develop competence and self-reliance that will support the Oneida people in whatever they choose to do. Meet Kyle Wisneski (Oneida), head of field crops and animal husbandry at the farm, and learn about everything that entails. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: https://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

STORYTIME

One time events STORYTIME explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist in the collection, and lead a hands-on activity. Nursing moms welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn lobby. Groups of 10 or more should contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance. Please note: snacks are not allowed inside the Museum, but you may eat outside on our Plaza before or after the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet in the lobby. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience

Ongoing Tours & Activities Could you be a postal clerk? In this activity, a volunteer challenges you to sort mail, deciding which letters will be delivered and which would be sent to the Dead Letter Office. Complete the challenge and leave with a prize! Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Moving the Mail Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bison In Our Backyard

Smithsonian Castle siedu Did you know that Bison lived behind the Castle? Come learn about how one baby bison helped to inspire the conservation movement that saved his species from extinction. Inquire at the Castle information desk for the cart’s location. Weather permitting—it will be outside in the Haupt Garden, behind the Castle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: check at Castle Information Desk for location. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Animal Portrait in Collage

Resident Associate Program Capture the essence of your favorite animal or pet in a one-of-a-kind collage portrait filled with texture and color. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3031, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/242275?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=227982. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Story & Discovery: Water Walker | Living Earth

One-Time Events During the Living Earth Festival, Story & Discovery honors water conservationist Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabe) by reading the story of her life, "The Water Walker," written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson (Anishinaabe). A grandmother, First Nations elder, and Canadian activist, Ms. Mandamin walked the shorelines of all the Great Lakes every spring to call attention to the need to protect Earth’s nibi, or water. When she finished in 2017, she had walked more than 17,000 miles and inspired others to "walk for the water." Recommended age: 3+ Please note: Groups (e.g. school or home school classes; daycare, camp, or scout groups; etc.) are required to schedule entry time to the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

SAAM Arcade

One-Time Events SAAM is turning into an arcade! Try new indie games, get to know the developers, and play more than 100 video games. This FREE one day takeover includes classic arcade games, vintage consoles, and brand new games from independent developers. Enjoy snacks, soda, beer and more from the Courtyard Cafe. Don't miss #SAAMarcade! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Entertainment Software Association Foundation. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor; Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit americanart.si.edu.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Bird Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.  Beginning September 1st, the tours will occur at the following times: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:45 AM.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

North Luepp Family Farms | Living Earth

One-Time Events North Leupp Family Farms promotes the creation of food-secure communities and development of sustainable agriculture. A nonprofit organization established in the late 1970s as part of the Navajo Family Farms cooperative, North Leupp Family Farms works to provide for and support a healthy lifestyle; encourage environmentally sensitive agricultural practices, and advocate for the revitalization of Diné agricultural traditions. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Español Tour: Art across Cultures

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led Spanish tour through the Freer and Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

The Nation We Build Together

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, The Nation We Build Together contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma | Living Earth

One-Time Events Chief horticulturalist Gilbert Johnston (Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma) talks about the contributions agriculture is making to the health of his tribe's land and economy. Less than a decade ago, the leaders and citizens of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma embarked on an agricultural program. The project began with a small herd of bison and four greenhouses where Johnston and his colleagues pollinated the first tomato plants by hand. (Johnston quickly added beehives.)  Now in addition to selling fresh and dried meat, the tribe donates about 20,000 pounds of buffalo and beef a year to elder and daycare centers and local schools. Its vegetables and 20+ varieties of herbs are featured in the farm-to-table cuisine of restaurant at the Downstream Casino Resort. And for the past several years, the Quapaw have hosted the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. “Historically, we’re agricultural people," Quapaw Chairman John Berrey says. "We’re just going back to the basics. It’s who we are.”. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Categories: Demonstrations. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Ongoing Activities Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history. The kits offer a self-guided tour, “Seek and Find” cards, “Portrait Detective” and “Historian Guides,” and a “Compare and Contrast” activity using a doll. Visitors can check out kits just outside of the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Kits must be returned prior to 4 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Portrait Story Days - STEM: George Washington Carver

Ongoing Activities Visitors can listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM.

Habitat and Home | Living Earth

One-Time Events During the Living Earth Festival, Smithsonian Gardens and the museum's imagiNATIONS Activity Center invite young minds of all ages to learn about woodland, wetland, prairie, desert, and ocean habitats. Though an interactive matching game, staff from Smithsonian Gardens describe habitats' plant and animal species. imagiNATIONS staff, using handling objects and photographs from the museum's collections, will show how Native cultures adapted to these environments.  Visitors create their own habitat through a drawing or other crafting activity. The program repeats every half hour. All the plants, animals, and habitats chosen are ones that visitors can see in the museum's landscape or understand better through exhibition objects in the galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Starting in September 2016 tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Notes: - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Palm Trees, Food Deserts, and Herbal Teas: Food Sovereignty and Youth Empowerment | Living Earth

One-Time Events MA‘O Organic Farms in Wai‘anae, Oahu, trains young people to be culturally rooted and communally relevant social entrepreneurs. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe engages youth in identifying, harvesting, drying, and producing a variety of herbal teas for their community. In this panel discussion, the two organizations discuss innovative approaches to food sovereignty that also empower Native youth. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Daily Zoo Programs Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Made in Hong Kong: "Concerto of the Bully"

Films Watch the trailer.  In this “escapist fantasy on the power of music and dreams” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post), a street punk (Ronald Cheng) kidnaps the girlfriend of a rising pop star (Cherry Ngan)—only to discover that she is the one and only Hit Girl, an internet singing sensation. Captive on a remote fishing boat, she tries to pass the time and calm her captor through music lessons. It turns out that this bumbling bad guy secretly has a musical soul. Director Fung Chih-Chiang honed his comedy chops as a screenwriter for Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle). They are fully on display in this film, which was nominated for four Hong Kong Film Awards. (Dir.: Fung Chih-Chiang, Hong Kong, 2017, 95 minutes, DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles). Categories: Films. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour: Explore Buddhist Art

Tours Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

The Nation We Build Together

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, The Nation We Build Together contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork, Reginald Marsh murals, and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlifghts tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Beginning September 1, 2016, Highlights tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:15 PM.

Cherokee Nation Tourism | Living Earth

One-Time Events Join Cheryl Trask (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), an executive of the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group, for a discussion of economically, culturally, and environmentally responsible tourism. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Coding Workshop with Boolean Girl

One-Time Events Come join trained instructors from Boolean Girl as they lead a coding workshop for those with little or no experience! Every participant will learn core coding concepts and build their very own game program along with a Boolean Girl guide to Boolean university, an online resource for learning how to code on your own time. There will be a beginner and intermediate workshop within the same class. The beginner session is aimed at children from grades 3-6 while the intermediate is for those who have a little more experience and geared towards youth from grades 5-8. Anyone is welcome to take this free workshop. Space is limited, so parents joining their children must also register. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: MacMilllan Education Center. Cost: Free. Related Events: SAAM Arcade. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Happy Birthday, Nam June Paik!

One-Time Events Celebrate the birthday of the father of video art, Nam June Paik, in conjunction with SAAM Arcade. Enjoy video games, workshops, cupcakes, and a lecture by Saya Woolfalk, a New York–based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. Categories: Celebrations. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Wine Tasting with the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians’ Twisted Cedar Wines | Living Earth

One-Time Events Seeking economic development for its people, the Cedar Band of Paiutes—one of five constituent bands of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah—established Twisted Cedar Native American Wines. Produced in California's Lodi Valley in accordance with the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Wine Growing, Twisted Cedar's award-winning wines reflect Paiute values as well, including respect for the land, the responsible use of resources, and social equity. Proceeds from the company are focused directly on the Cedar Band’s social and economic development. Categories: Culinary Arts. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Mitsitam Espresso Bar. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Do Ho Suh: Almost Home. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Native Natural Southwest Native Foods | Living Earth

One-Time Events ​Native Natural Southwest Native Foods is one of more than 20 tribal organizations all over the United States taking part in the American Indian Food Program. Native Natural is located within Isleta Puebo, in the Rio Grande Valley south of Albuquerque, on the most fertile soil in New Mexico.  Isleta’s economy has historically been agricultural. The pueblo is known for its spicy chile and hearty vegetables. With the help of the the American Indian Food Program—administered by the Intertribal Agriculture Council and funded through the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service—Native Natural is expanding the pueblo's reach into new markets. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://AmericanIndian.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:30 PM.