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The Young Historians Institute

One-Time Events The Young Historians Institute is a rigorous weeklong program hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for rising high school students in grades 10 to 12. Join us as we explore and practice the historical thinking skills that define the life and work of professional historians. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in history through lectures and discussions, analyze primary sources from the NMAAHC and other Smithsonian collections, visit a historical site, engage with experts in the field, and produce and present content for an interactive tour experience for the public. APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL MAY 27, 2019 AT 11:59 PM (EST)! Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Classrooms. Cost: $200 (plus credit card handling fees). Get Tickets: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/young-historians-institute. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

STORYTIME

Ongoing Activities 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. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. 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. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet in the lobby. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd floor. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Enid A. Haupt Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' docent or horticulturist to explore the history, architecture, and plants of the Enid A. Haupt Garden. This three-part garden sits behind the Smithsonian Castle and features a Victorian-style parterre, an Asian-inspired reflection garden, and a Moorish-inspired fountain garden. For more information on the Enid A. Haupt Garden, visit http://gardens.si.edu/our-gardens/haupt-garden.html.  Haupt Garden tours offered at 10 am on Wednesdays from May 1 through September 25, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the tour sign at the south entrance to the Smithsonian Castle. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 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: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Farm Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from "Iya" Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245423?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from "Iya" Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245423?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Continues: Most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Harambee! with Baba Ras D

One-Time Events This program is part of an 8-week music program series that will occur at NMAAHC on Wednesdays at 11:00am. Registration is required for each program and will open one week prior to each program date, beginning June 12. Designed for ages 3-6 years / all are welcome! “Harambee!” is an engaging, hands-on experience for children to celebrate learning through movement and song. In Swahili, Harambee means "all pull together." This program will offer an inclusive and creative space to practice hope, possibility and compassion – all the things that happen when we all come together! Baba Ras D is excited to return to NMAAHC for a second summer and offer this one-hour interactive program for children to explore, express their voice, dance, play drums and percussion instruments, shout, or sing-along to songs that build character, confidence and community. Baba Ras D's "Harambee" will be a source of inspiration for children and their caregivers alike. About Baba Ras D Baba Ras D, whose name means "Father of Kings… Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor - Interactive Gallery. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4636808/nmaahc-summer-of-music-presentsharambeewith-baba-ras-d--washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

CANCELED - Dinosaur Nutrition Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Olmsted Walk, near the entrance to Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Friday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 PM.

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from "Iya" Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245425?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=243616. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Justice Must Be Done

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed actor and explore the way Lucy Caldwell and her neighbors helped end slavery while working within the limits of the “women’s sphere”. The 20-minute interactive play transports participants to 1840 where they participate in the first meeting of the Ipswich Female Anti-Slavery Society. Exploring the intersection of civic activism and religious inspiration, this program encourages visitors to consider what they would be willing to do to make a positive change in society. Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Within These Walls, 2 West. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Joint Tour of the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum

Ongoing Activities Joint tours of the Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum take place weekly at 1 p.m. so drop in for this lively tour of both museums! Tours are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free: Walk-in tour. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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. 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

CANCELED - Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, 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: Tours. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk- In 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Justice Must Be Done

Ongoing Tours & Activities Meet a costumed actor and explore the way Lucy Caldwell and her neighbors helped end slavery while working within the limits of the “women’s sphere”. The 20-minute interactive play transports participants to 1840 where they participate in the first meeting of the Ipswich Female Anti-Slavery Society. Exploring the intersection of civic activism and religious inspiration, this program encourages visitors to consider what they would be willing to do to make a positive change in society. Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Within These Walls, 2 West. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Conservation Conversation: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from the museum’s collections at the Lunder Conservation Center during this weekly tour. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Portrait Gallery. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 3:00 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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

ARTLAB: Open Studio

One time events Looking for a space to chill, make new friends, and explore digital art after school? Come to ARTLAB’s Open Studio, located within the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: ARTLAB/Hirshhorn Education. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Sculpture Garden. Continues: Every Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.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. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Curator Gallery Talk with Sarah Newman

One-Time Events Sarah Newman, the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses works in Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue. Newman examines how Chung’s multimedia works explore migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of the Vietnam War. Image credit: Tiffany Chung, The Vietnam Exodus History Learning Project—the exodus, the camps and the half‐lived lives, 2017, watercolor on paper, Courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. All paintings are the result of The Vietnam Exodus History Learning Project, carried out in collaboration with Hồ Hưng, Huỳnh Bảo, Lê Nam Đy, Nguyễn Hoàng Long, Đặng Quang Tiến, Phạm Ái, Võ Châu Hoàng Vy. © Tiffany Chung. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 1st floor, Meet in F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:13 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

''The Sopranos'' at 20: The Godfather of Prestige TV

Resident Associate Program To mark the anniversary of the landmark HBO series, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, television critics of New Jersey's Star-Ledger-Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-discuss the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, as well as its deep connections to other film and TV classics. Categories: After Five. 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/245076?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Declaring Independence: A Global Legacy

Resident Associate Program Historian Richard Bell reconstructs the fascinating history of America's Declaration of Independence, covering its origins, purpose, impact, and its extraordinary influence on more than 100 similar declarations in countries around the world. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245075?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

The Young Historians Institute

One-Time Events The Young Historians Institute is a rigorous weeklong program hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for rising high school students in grades 10 to 12. Join us as we explore and practice the historical thinking skills that define the life and work of professional historians. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in history through lectures and discussions, analyze primary sources from the NMAAHC and other Smithsonian collections, visit a historical site, engage with experts in the field, and produce and present content for an interactive tour experience for the public. APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL MAY 27, 2019 AT 11:59 PM (EST)! Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Classrooms. Cost: $200 (plus credit card handling fees). Get Tickets: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/young-historians-institute. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region.  Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd floor. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 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: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Farm Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from "Iya" Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244739?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from Iya Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244739?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=227981. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddling Treasures: Exploring Color

One-Time Events What a colorful world we live in! Join us to discover a rainbow of color in the Visual Art gallery through a fun matching activity led by a museum educator. Then, engage in sensory activities for further color exploration and create a colorful craft. Pre-registration is mandatory and will open one week prior to the program date. Class size is limited to 15 infants. One adult is required for every child. (One additional caretaker is welcome to join.) , Program themes change monthly. Classes are designed for children ages 13 to 35 months old. Scatting and skedaddling are welcome! , Single strollers, tandem strollers and baby carriers are permitted but please no backpacks or back carriers. Stroller parking is available. The National Museum of African American History and Culture's Early Childhood Education Initiative supports the understanding and development of each child’s healthy racial identity, their joy in human diversity and inclusion, their sense of justice, and their capacity to act for their… Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Meet on the 1st Floor in Heritage Hall to check in. Cost: FREE, Registration is required. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8290182/toddling-treasuresexploring-color-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Related Exhibition: Visual Art and the American Experience. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Continues: Most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

F|S in Focus

Tours Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am | Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Friday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM.

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Thursdays at Noon: Curator's Choice

Ongoing Activities Learn about General George Patton, one of the most brilliant field commanders of World War II. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Resident Associate Program Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from "Iya" Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244740?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Kuumba Kids

Discovery Theater Automatic Upload Ages 4-8. Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from Iya Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244740?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2017FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=DT-event&tmssource=227981. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens! Gardening for Pollinators

Ongoing Tours & Activities Turn your thumb green! Join Smithsonian Gardens’ horticulturists for a series of free lunchtime talks and demonstrations on gardening basics each Thursday May through June. June 27: Gardening for Pollinators: Creating a Habitat for Everyone: Whether you have a large property or a few containers on an urban balcony, you can create a habitat. Learn how to increase habitat for pollinators in your homes and communities. In the event of the inclement weather, this program will be moved to Capital Gallery Building 600 Maryland Ave SW Suit 3300. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: East Walk, Enid A. Haupt Garden. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Stamp Collecting: Gallery Experience

Ongoing Tours & Activities Come create your own topical stamp collection! A friendly volunteer will facilitate the experience, helping you think about the purpose and significance of a stamp, encouraging thoughtful conversations and acting as an information resource. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Connect with U.S. Stamps Gallery. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Landscape Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Gallery Tour: Nation to Nation

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour with a Cultural Interpreter provides an overview of the museum’s background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Treaties lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. Nation to Nation is the story of that relationship, including the history and legacy of U.S.–American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. Photo: Thomas Jefferson peace medal owned by Powder Face (Northern Inunaina/Arapaho). Oklahoma, 1801. 24/1965. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

The Expert Is In: Firsts in their Field: Women "Trowelblazers" in Anthropology

One-Time Events Learn about the groundbreaking work of women in anthropology! We dive into rare archival collections held at the Smithsonian NMNH’s National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives to tell stories about the important roles women have played in some of the discipline’s major breakthroughs. Get to know anthropologists such as ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore, Standing Rock Sioux anthropologist Beatrice Medicine, archaeologist Rose Solecki, or economic anthropologist Stanley Ann Dunham (mother of President Barack Obama). Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius the Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Expert Is In: Small fossils are a big deal

One-Time Events Join the NMNH's Microscopy Educator to learn about very small fossils that pack in a lot of information. Find out about how electron microscopes help us to extract very valuable information about how oceans and the atmosphere have changed over time, from fossils like foraminifera or ginkgo leaves. See a live demonstration with a desktop Scanning Electron Microscope. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time. Cost: FREE. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 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: Tours. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artwork across cultures and what sets them apart? Investigate artworks from across Asia, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

ARTLAB: Open Studio

One time events Looking for a space to chill, make new friends, and explore digital art after school? Come to ARTLAB’s Open Studio, located within the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: ARTLAB/Hirshhorn Education. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Sculpture Garden. Continues: Every Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:20 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. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Portrait Signs

Ongoing Activities Join a deaf Gallery Educator for a lively gallery talk in ASL. *Saturday’s tour also includes voice interpretation. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:00 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:13 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

REMIX: K-Style

Ongoing Activities Revel in an evening of Korean culture in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. and inspired by the museum’s “Portraits of the World” exhibition. Enjoy food tastings, specialty drinks, K-Pop with DJ duo Bae Bae, and a dance performance by Maholra Company. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pride Film Series: "The Birdcage"

One-Time Events In this remake of the classic French farce "La Cage aux Folles," engaged couple Val Goldman (Dan Futterman) and Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) shakily introduce their future in-laws. Val's father, Armand (Robin Williams), a gay Miami drag club owner, pretends to be straight and attempts to hide his relationship with Albert (Nathan Lane), his life partner and the club's flamboyant star attraction, so as to please Barbara's father, controversial Republican Sen. Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman). Categories: After Five. Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Theaters. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater. Cost: $12-$45. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/imax/movie/birdcage. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:29 PM. For more info visit www.si.edu.

Neighborhoods of Venice, Paris, and London: Discovering Hidden Gems

Resident Associate Program Even the most-visited places can hold neighborhood treasures that only the locals know. Join Fred Plotkin on some strolls that reveal churches, theaters, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and unusual museums just a stone's throw from world-famous landmarks in three delightful cities. This session showcases London. Categories: After Five. 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/244395?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.