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Going Green in DC

Resident Associate Program The Washington, D.C. area is becoming a greener urban environment. Bill Keene, a lecturer in urban studies and architecture, spotlights innovative approaches to the environment and sustainability that have taken root—sometimes literally—in many types of buildings around town. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs Mayflower Hotel, DeSales St side 1127 Connecticut Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260423?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2023FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=264355. Friday, June 14, 2024, 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM.

Conversation Circles

One-Time Events Calling all English language learners! Join National Portrait Gallery educators and friends from all over the world. Together, we’ll use portraiture to learn about U.S. art, history and culture. This program takes place every other week. Meet new friends, learn about different cultures and practice your English. For more information, email Beth Evans at evansb@si.edu. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Close-Up on Rembrandt

Resident Associate Program Though best known for his psychologically revealing self-portraits, Rembrandt was also an unrivaled master of light and shadow and expressive, luxuriant brushwork, qualities that would be emulated by generations of later artists. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores the most distinctive aspects of Rembrandt’s artistic language through an analysis of some of his greatest masterpieces—from public commissions to his representations of stories from classical and biblical history to his most private of works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260473?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260473?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

East of the River: Architecture of Historic Anacostia

Resident Associate Program The rolling hills east of the Anacostia River, with a commanding view of Washington D.C. have been settled for centuries. From the trading grounds of the Indigenous Nacotchtank to a whites-only suburb known as Uniontown to a predominantly Black community, Anacostia has seen dramatic change. Join Carolyn Muraskin, founder of DC Design Tours, for a look at the area’s architecture, which encapsulates its many identities. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Tour meets outside Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260480?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2023FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=264355. Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Simone I. Smith Trunk Show

One-Time Events Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for a special Trunk Show highlighting Simone I. Smith’s namesake jewelry collection courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. Don’t miss a chance to meet the celebrity jewelry designer. Join us Friday, June 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Heritage Hall. Cost: Free to attend. Friday, June 14, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 14, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Through the African American Lens: Paint Me a Road Out of Here

One-Time Events In 1971, underestimated artist Faith Ringgold made a monumental painting for the women incarcerated at Rikers Island jail. Fifty years later, artist Mary Baxter, who gave birth in prison 15 years ago, finds herself banding together with an eccentric bunch of activists, politicians, artists, corrections officers, and Faith Ringgold to free the painting with the ultimate goal of freeing the women. Paint Me a Road Out of Here is a wild tale of the painting’s whitewashed journey and the two artists who challenge the same powerful, oppressive, and persistent institutions, a half-century apart with their artwork, their voices, and their shared persistent goals.  A moderated panel discussion will follow the film featuring the filmmakers and special guests. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: DC/DOX. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://dcdoxfest.eventive.org/schedule/66305506988ae700b7c63c88. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 14, 2024, 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

The Power of Kangwon Province

Films Get tickets In Hong Sangsoo’s second feature, the themes and formal audacities that characterize his work begin to emerge in full. Set in the famous natural beauty of the titular province, it begins as the story of Jisook, who is vacationing with two friends to try to get over a disastrous affair with a married man. But then she meets a handsome married cop who is traveling alone, and she risks making the same mistake all over again. In the second part, Sangwon, her married ex-lover, also explores Kangwon Province with a friend. The paths of the two exes threaten to cross. Richard Brody in The New Yorker praised the “coolly bracing drama of the mysterious bonds of lovers.” (Dir.: Hong Sangsoo, Korea, 1998, 109 min. DCP, Korean with English subtitles), Film admission policy: Films are shown in the 300-seat Meyer Auditorium. Preregistration (up to four tickets per person per film) is encouraged but not required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis for patrons without tickets. Image… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Related Events: Tales of Cinema: The World of Hong Sangsoo. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Captioning. Friday, June 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Resident Associate Program In-person Program: Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Geared for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History 10th St & Constitution Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260752?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9:00 AM.

Through the African American Lens: Luther: Never Too Much

One-Time Events Luther Vandross always believed he would be a star, but his journey to success was far from overnight. He began his career supporting industry icons like David Bowie, Roberta Flack, and Bette Midler. Despite earning platinum records and accolades, Luther initially struggled to break into mainstream success beyond the R&B charts. Driven by unwavering determination, he overcame personal and professional hurdles, ultimately establishing himself as one of the greatest vocalists in history.    In this captivating musical exploration, acclaimed Festival alum Dawn Porter invites audiences to delve into the iconic singer's life, celebrated for his singular soulful velvet voice. Through a rich tapestry of archival performances and recording sessions, Porter's narrative extends beyond the stage, offering insights from musicians and friends, as well as archival interviews with Luther himself. These reveal his humor, struggles, and unyielding dedication to his artistry, against an industry often focused more on his weigh… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: DC/DOX. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://dcdoxfest.eventive.org/schedule/663057774fb6da00663f31a0. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Freshfarm ACM Farmstand

One-Time Events The FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand takes place on the outdoor plaza of the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020) every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from April 20- November 23, 2024.* The farm stand offers FreshMatch, FRESHFARM's incentive program, which provides a dollar-to-dollar match on all federal benefits (WIC and Senior and WIC FMNP) spent at the stand, helping shoppers take home more fresh and nutritious produce and local foods. The farm stand also accepts Produce Plus, a benefit program unique to Washington, DC, which provides locally grown, fresh produce to District residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food. Park View Farms in Poolsville supplies the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand with their own homegrown produce and additional fruits and vegetables that they aggregate from neighboring farms. *Weather permitting. Be sure to follow the Anacostia Community Museum for updated information. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://anacostia.si.edu/farmstand. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Growing Community: Field Trip

One-Time Events Stay tuned for more information on the field trip location! Growing Community is the longstanding community gardening program at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. Through garden programming, residents of all ages can engage with the beauty of the natural world, a healthy food system, and their cultural past. We welcome the community to participate in our monthly workshops, taking place throughout the growing and harvesting seasons. All workshops incorporate themes such as gardens as places of community and connections to our cultural past; gardens as sites of stewardship and nurture; and gardens as sites of empowerment and access to good nutrition and healthy living. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: TBA. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-community-field-trip-tickets-843133193077?aff=oddtdtcreator. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art Cart: Make Some Noise!

One time events Make some noise with your own handcrafted instrument! Join us to investigate and play with sound. Then, make your own instrument inspired by artist Laurie Anderson.  Find the Art Cart on the Plaza and pick up noise-making materials. In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor location.  Do this at home! Play a game inspired by Marcel Duchamp! Make your own noisemaker, with a secret noise inside. Instructions here. , ABOUT THE ART CART Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home!  The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm.   Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby. If there are access services or… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Plaza. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The World & Me: Pollinator Celebration!

One-Time Events Let's celebrate POLLINATORS!  Join us Saturday, June 15th, for an early celebration of Pollinator Week! See pollinator specimens up close, meet scientists and horticulturists studying and providing habitats for our local pollinators, create your own print inspired by pollinators, and more! Smithsonian Gardens will be joining us to share about the Smithsonian's many gardens and how insects spread pollen. We also will welcome our friends from the USDA Forest Service to share about the importance of pollinators and more information on pollinators local to us here in DC. Families can join at any time during the duration of the event and stay as long as suits each family. Location: This program is held in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Please enter through the Constitution Avenue entrance. Q?rius is located on the right as you enter the museum. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART),… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius: The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard

Resident Associate Program Vincent van Gogh spent 1886 to 1888 living in Paris with his brother Theo. Drawn into a social and artistic circle of like-minded rising painters that he called the Painters of the Petit Boulevard, van Gogh’s immersion in the world of the avant-garde helped him define his own style and technique. Art historian Bonita Billman explores why these years in Paris were among the most influential in van Gogh’s brief life. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260233?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260233?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Rainforest Animals)

Special Zoo Events Come explore the rainforest with creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! Let's explore with Little Critters! Make a snake, help clean up the Amazon river, and create your own rainforest in our sensory bin! Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Juneteenth Community Day Celebration

One-Time Events Join us for a captivating Juneteenth Community Day themed "Freedom, Movement, and Migration" on June 15, 2024, from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. This special day is designed to engage people of all ages in a meaningful celebration of freedom and cultural evolution, commemorating Juneteenth's significance in the journey toward equality and recognition in American history.    Check out this wonderful array of activities!    Juneteenth Storytime (11:00 AM and 2:30 PM): Delight your little ones with engaging story sessions and introduce them to diverse perspectives, fostering a love for reading. The Museum will feature Tami Charles reading her latest book, We Are Here.    Crafts of Juneteenth (12:00 – 2:00 PM): Design your own Juneteenth flag. Create art based on the life and works of artist, veteran, and fish pepper seed enthusiast, Horace Pippin. Visitors of all ages are welcome!    Presenting the Buffalo Soldiers (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 2:00 – 4:00 PM): Learn about the 19th- & 20th-century all-Black regiment's pivotal… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Various locations. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/51815381/juneteenth-community-day-celebrationgp-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-public-programs. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

The Normal Women of England: 900 Years of Making History

Resident Associate Program What did women do to shape England’s culture and traditions in nine centuries of turmoil, plague, famine, religious reform, and the rise of empire and industry? Author Philippa Gregory shares stores of the female soldiers, highwaywomen, pirates, miners, ship owners, runaway enslaved women, “female husbands, ” social campaigners, and rebels who shaped a nation—as well as the prejudice they faced and how they built a society as diverse and varied as the women themselves. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260474?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260474?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

A Seat at the Table: A Juneteenth Conversation with Bryant Terry and Kevin Young

One-Time Events Join us for an enlightening evening as we present a special edition of our signature program that brings together two remarkable voices in a dynamic dialogue about food, culture, and social justice. James Beard Award-winning chef, food activist, and author of the acclaimed Black Food, Bryant Terry, will sit down with NMAAHC’s Andrew W. Mellon Director, Kevin Young, to explore the rich tapestry of African American cuisine and its evolution through the lens of migration, identity, and resilience. Chef Terry will also discuss his groundbreaking approach to veganism, challenging stereotypes of African American cuisine as "slave food" and promoting healthy eating as a form of social justice activism. This Juneteenth, indulge in a special plant-based meal curated by Bryant Terry, designed to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of African American cuisine and Juneteenth. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a small discussion at their tables related to healthier ways of eating, explore… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Heritage Hall. Cost: $40.00. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/65863669/a-seat-at-the-tablea-juneteenth-conversation-with-bryant-terry-and-kevin-younggp-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-public-programs. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Hill of Freedom

Films Get tickets, Watch the trailer In what Glenn Kenny of The New York Times called “one of [Hong Sangsoo’s] most daring gambits,” a young woman named Kwon begins reading a packet of letters that have fallen out of order. The film depicts what she reads, leaping back and forth in time to tell the story of the relationship between Kwon and the writer, Mori (Ryo Kase, Like Someone in Love), a Japanese man who has returned to Korea to search for her. Like all of Hong’s films, Hill of Freedom is a smart, witty puzzle involving time, romance, humor, and politics. “I don’t hesitate to apply the M-word—masterwork—to this new film” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker). (Dir.: Hong Sangsoo, Korea, 2014, 66 min. DCP, Korean and English with English subtitles), Film admission policy: Films are shown in the 300-seat Meyer Auditorium. Preregistration (up to four tickets per person per film) is encouraged but not required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis for patrons without tickets. Image courtesy of… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Captioning. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM.

Through the African American Lens: Daughters

One-Time Events Daughters is a moving exploration of empathy and forgiveness, born from an eight-year journey undertaken by filmmaker Natalie Rae and activist Angela Patton, who advocates for "at-promise" girls. As Aubrey, Santana, Raziah, and Ja'Ana prepare for a special event, they speak openly about their hopes, dreams, and disappointments. Their discussions reveal a deep wisdom and honesty regarding their fathers' inconsistent presence, showing an awareness beyond their years.    The film challenges incarceration stereotypes and serves as a poignant reminder of the healing and empowering nature of maintaining family bonds. While Daughters showcases moments of joy, it also confronts more difficult emotions, such as heartbreak, skepticism, reluctance to engage, and anger, in a vérité style. However, the film also captures lighter moments, including classic dad jokes that shift the mood once again.  A moderated panel discussion will follow the film featuring the filmmakers and special guests. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: DC/DOX. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://dcdoxfest.eventive.org/schedule/66305506988ae700b7c63c68. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Day After

Films Get tickets, Watch the trailer Talk about a rough first day at work. When Areum (The Handmaiden’s Kim Min-hee) starts her job as an assistant to publisher Bongwan (Korean television star Kwon Hae-hyo), his wife immediately accuses her of having an affair with him. In fact, Bongwan recently broke off an affair with Areum’s predecessor and seems to be grooming her as his next conquest. Sporting Hong Sangsoo’s usual mix of witty dialogue, sly narrative trickery, and wonderful acting, this gem effortlessly balances the farcical with the bittersweet and confirms Hong Sangsoo’s status as the master of the intellectual romantic comedy. (Dir.: Hong Sangsoo, Korea, 2017, 92 min. B&W, DCP, Korean with English subtitles), Film admission policy: Films are shown in the 300-seat Meyer Auditorium. Preregistration (up to four tickets per person per film) is encouraged but not required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis for patrons without tickets. Image courtesy of The Cinema Guild. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Accessibility: Captioning. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 16, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pollinator Week Program

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens for Pollinator Week 2024! On June 17, 18, and 20, find our Bug Mobile stationed in a different garden from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Smithsonian Gardens horticulturists will be on hand to talk pollination and engage visitors of all ages in hands-on activities. Discover why pollination matters and what you can do to help pollinators in your community!   Schedule  Monday, June 17: Pollinator Garden at the National Museum of Natural History  Tuesday, June 18: Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden   Thursday, June 20: Common Ground: Our American Garden at the National Museum of American History Please note all events are weather permitting. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Pollinator Garden, 850 Madison Drive Northwest, Washington, DC 20004, USA. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 17, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Ocean Topics Cart Chat

One-Time Events Looking for a deeper dive into ocean topics? Come and find one of our Ocean Educators to explore some of the latest discoveries in marine science, stationed at an interactive cart in the Sant Ocean Hall. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Portrait Gallery Kids

One-Time Events Children and families are invited to learn, play and create at the Portrait Gallery! Join educators on select Mondays as we explore topics like colors, emotions, STEM and history. Portrait Gallery Kids incorporates looking at art, hands-on activities, music and movement. This program is a fun way to engage with art and each other. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

The National Space Council Black Space Week Forum: Beyond the Color Lines: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

One-Time Events Space is a growing industry that touches nearly every sector — from health care and climate, to banking, agriculture, and infrastructure. Since the earliest days of space science and space exploration, Black people have contributed to the space enterprise in significant and untold ways. This forum will highlight the career paths and contributions of Black people in the space enterprise through discussion about systemic changes needed to create an equitable space ecosystem culture that values diversity and cultivates a space community that reflects society. The program is free and open to the public. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq_OqySiJfQ. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/40704000/. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Resident Associate Program Join curator Elizabeth Lay Little for an image-rich late spring lunchtime series focusing on decorative arts and design topics. This session explores how Coco Chanel’s Riviera vacation home mirrored its owner, a designer who was equal parts modern, simple, and complex with design historian Jean Marie Layton. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260439?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260439?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

How do we know where animals go?

One-Time Events Marine animal movements, like travel paths and diving patterns, are a fundamental element of ocean ecosystem dynamics. Telemetry devices, which are electronic technology attached to an animal to record its movement, are a critical tool for understanding marine life. Join us to explore how this technology works and what we’ve learned about where animals go and what they do in the ocean and beyond! Presented by: Karen Beatty, Wildlife Ecologist, NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 17, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

“Beauty and the Beast”: A Tale as Old as Time

Resident Associate Program Few stories capture the imagination like “Beauty and the Beast, ” the romantic tale of a beautiful girl who sees past appearances to fall in love with a hideous monster. Folklorists Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman discuss what the tale looks like around the world and what kinds of reactionary, rebellious, and revolutionary points it has allowed tellers to make. They also explain why so many people count it as their favorite fairy tale. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260491?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260491?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 17, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

At the Gilded Age Table: Dining and Entertaining

Resident Associate Program Whether their fortunes were old or new, members of Gilded Age society reveled in hosting and attending teas, cotillions, lawn parties, luncheons, and formal dinners—all of which had their own codes of dress and manners. Even picnics were served on fine china. Food historian Francine Segan highlights the variety of foods, elaborate etiquette, and entertainments enjoyed by the period’s upper crust. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260381?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260381?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 17, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pollinator Week Program

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens for Pollinator Week 2024! On June 17, 18, and 20, find our Bug Mobile stationed in a different garden from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Smithsonian Gardens horticulturists will be on hand to talk pollination and engage visitors of all ages in hands-on activities. Discover why pollination matters and what you can do to help pollinators in your community!   Schedule  Monday, June 17: Pollinator Garden at the National Museum of Natural History  Tuesday, June 18: Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden   Thursday, June 20: Common Ground: Our American Garden at the National Museum of American History   ​​​​​​​Please note all events are weather permitting. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, 990 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Pollinator Week)

Special Zoo Events Celebrate Pollinator Week with creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! Welcome summer by exploring birds, bees, bats, and all the hardworking pollinators in-between during Pollinator Week. Make a hive, BEE a beekeeper, discover how honey is made, and plant a beautiful garden in our sensory bin. Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Play Date at NMNH: Lights, Color, Action!

One-Time Events Join us as we continue our dive into the ocean to playfully explore the amazing creatures that call the ocean their home! Tuesday, June 18 is all about exploring bioluminescent animals! Did you know that many animals in the ocean (and even some animals on land) are able to produce and give off light? Living organisms that can produce and emit light are called bioluminescent. During this Play Date at NMNH, families will learn reasons why bioluminescence might be important, make observations of different bioluminescent animals, and play with light in different ways. Come and join us for a fun time learning through play, art, and exploration! The event is part of our drop-in program, Play Date at NMNH. Play Date at NMNH is a program designed for early learners (ages 0-5) and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Location: This program is held in the Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall. Ocean Hall is on the 1st floor. Accessibility:… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Explore More! in STEM: Having Fun with Frequencies

One-Time Events Explore More! in STEM is a classroom program for ages 8+ to explore STEM concepts in relation to African American history, culture, or the museum. In this lesson, people will learn about sound, frequency, famous African American electric guitarists, and how electric guitars work. Image Credit: Robert Stewart | NMAAHC. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: This is a *free* event! Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

How do Marine Scientists Study Coral Reefs?

One-Time Events Scientists use surveys to better understand coral reefs and the creatures that live there. Join our visiting experts in the ocean hall to count anemones, fish, coral, and crabs as you simulate conducting a field survey just like a real marine biologist! Presented by: Raquel Gilliland, Marine Resource Manager and NOAA Knauss Fellow, and Sydney Mantell, Marine Scientist and NOAA Knauss Fellow. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Converse with a Conservator: Caring for Fighters for Freedom

One-Time Events Join Keara Teeter, the Meisel Conservator of Modern American Paintings, for a gallery talk about the conservation process for artworks in SAAM’s Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice exhibition. Discover how art meets science through conserving and preparing select paintings for travel and display in the museum’s galleries. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free | Registration encouraged . Get Tickets/Register: https://events.blackthorn.io/5f4ZMUx7/4a2bVRaqph. Related Exhibition: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Abuzz About Bees

Resident Associate Program Discover how small observations led to big breakthroughs on deciphering honey bee behavior. Cornell University biology professor Thomas D. Seeley discusses how he and his colleagues solved long-standing mysteries of honey bee nature. He tells how worker bees function as scouts to choose a home site for their colony, furnish their home with beeswax combs, and stock it with brood and food while keeping tens of thousands of colony inhabitants warm and defended from intruders. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260475?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260475?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fiddler on the Roof: To Life!

Resident Associate Program A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? Yet this story about a poor Jewish milkman, his wife, and five daughters who live in a tiny village in a corner of Eastern Europe captivated the entire world. Cultural historian Sara Lukinson traces the show’s improbable beginnings in Yiddish short stories and its creation by Broadway talents who produced a miracle of a musical filled with love, tears, and laughter. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260476?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260476?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Virtual Fighters for Freedom Juneteenth Conversation

One-Time Events Explore how artist William H. Johnson depicted the history behind the fight for freedom and the abolition of slavery in the United States in this exciting virtual talk. SAAM’s Augusta Savage Curator of African American Art, Dalila Scruggs, will moderate a conversation between Hampton University Art Museum Curator of Collections, Kenlontae’ Turner, and SAAM’s Teacher Institutes Educator, Phoebe Hillemann, as they discuss two key works on loan from the Hampton University Art Museum, as well as other works featured in SAAM’s Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice exhibition. Learn about the role SAAM and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), like Hampton University, have played in preserving William H. Johnson’s work as well as the connections between the subjects of Johnson’s Fighters for Freedom series and the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Image credit: William H. Johnson, Three Great Freedom Fighters, ca. 1945, oil on paperboard, Collection of the Hampton… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free | Registration required. Get Tickets/Register: https://events.blackthorn.io/5f4ZMUx7/4a2bVRasrV. Related Exhibition: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

History Film Forum presents: COPA 71

One-Time Events The History Film Forum at the National Museum of American History presents the D.C. premiere of Copa 71.    Told by the pioneering women who participated in it and built from archives unseen for fifty years, this is the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that has been written out of sporting history – until now.  This special screening will be followed by a talkback with co-directors and writers Rachel Ramsay and James Erksine.  ----- The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. This event is wheelchair accessible. ASL services, captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided. Additional accommodations are available upon request; please email nmahprograms@si.edu. Two weeks’ notice is preferred. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Seating will be opened first to Eventbrite-registered attendees and then to walk-in visitors. When we reach maximum capacity, the event will be… Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater, 1 Center. Cost: Free; registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-film-forum-presents-copa-71-tickets-894042815127?aff=affiliate5. Related Exhibition: Entertainment Nation. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

California: A Paradise of Mid-Century Architecture

Resident Associate Program Since the late 1940s, California has been an epicenter for some of the most striking and innovative modern domestic architecture in the world. Whether built for the families of industrial workers and returning GIs or Hollywood stars seeking a Modernist getaway in Palm Springs, they represent some of the most iconic and significant examples of Mid-Century Modern houses. Bill Keene, a lecturer on architecture and urban studies, surveys the state’s bold postwar landscape of housing design, materials, and construction. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260477?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260477?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

One-Time Events Join ACM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 10am - 4pm for a day-long celebration as we gather with family, friends, and neighbors to honor the present and reflect on shared tradition and history. The Juneteenth Main Stage curated together with PorchFest DC- Southeast Edition, and hosted by BeMo Brown. Check back soon for our 2024 line up! Be sure to visit gallery for our latest exhibition A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, D.C. 1900-2000, which traces the story of the teachers and students who made Washington, DC a truly unparalleled center for Black arts education. Follow ACM on social media for up to date information. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-freedom-celebration-tickets-871190463127?aff=oddtdtcreator. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

CANCELLED - Coral Reef Tank Talk

One-Time Events THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 6/19/24 Swim by the Sant Ocean Hall to meet some of the coral reef species that call the Smithsonian NMNH home! Hosted by an Ocean Educator, this interactive cart experience will walk you through the world of saltwater fish, coral colonies, and invertebrates galore! Image Credit: Sant Ocean Hall, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, from the main hall, 2nd floor. Photo by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Explore More! in STEM: Having Fun with Frequencies

One-Time Events Explore More! in STEM is a classroom program for ages 8+ to explore STEM concepts in relation to African American history, culture, or the museum. In this lesson, people will learn about sound, frequency, famous African American electric guitarists, and how electric guitars work. Image Credit: Robert Stewart | NMAAHC. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: This is a *free* event! Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pollinator Week Program

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens for Pollinator Week 2024! On June 17, 18, and 20, find our Bug Mobile stationed in a different garden from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Smithsonian Gardens horticulturists will be on hand to talk pollination and engage visitors of all ages in hands-on activities. Discover why pollination matters and what you can do to help pollinators in your community!   Schedule  Monday, June 17: Pollinator Garden at the National Museum of Natural History  Tuesday, June 18: Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden   Thursday, June 20: Common Ground: Our American Garden at the National Museum of American History   ​​​​​​​Please note all events are weather permitting. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Common Ground: Our American Garden, 1300 Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Pollinator Week)

Special Zoo Events Celebrate Pollinator Week with creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! Welcome summer by exploring birds, bees, bats, and all the hardworking pollinators in-between during Pollinator Week. Make a hive, BEE a beekeeper, discover how honey is made, and plant a beautiful garden in our sensory bin. Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Science on a Sphere

One-Time Events Come explore our blue planet with NMNH Ocean Educators. Through NOAA’s Science on a Sphere technology, you’ll encounter a series of interactive visualizations projected on the Sant Ocean Hall’s giant globe. Watch sea turtles migrate coast to coast, track ships through global waters in real-time, explore the changing climate patterns shaping our planet, and much more! Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Resident Associate Program More than 50 years after its debut in April 1968 at Broadway’s Biltmore Theatre in New York City, HAIR continues to celebrate the hippie counterculture of the 1960s. Discussing its ongoing relevance is a panel including theater critic Peter Marks, original Broadway cast members Shelley Plimpton and Dale Soules, and longtime HAIR publicist Merle Frimark, moderated by arts journalist Patrick Pacheco. Following the panel discussion, attendees have the rare opportunity to see objects from the National Museum of American History’s HAIR collection that are not on public display and hear from curators Ryan Lintelman and Krystal Klingenberg about collecting the objects. The program also includes a special performance by members of the cast of Signature Theatre’s current production of HAIR. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: In-person Ticket Holders: Warner Bros Theater National Museum of American History. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260492?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260492?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

East of the River: Architecture of Historic Anacostia

Resident Associate Program The rolling hills east of the Anacostia River, with a commanding view of Washington D.C. have been settled for centuries. From the trading grounds of the Indigenous Nacotchtank to a whites-only suburb known as Uniontown to a predominantly Black community, Anacostia has seen dramatic change. Join Carolyn Muraskin, founder of DC Design Tours, for a look at the area’s architecture, which encapsulates its many identities. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Tour meets outside Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260481?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2023FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=264355. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Take 5: Jazz at SAAM with Janel Leppin

One-Time Events Celebrate a uniquely American art form with Take 5: Jazz at SAAM, a series of free, live performances in the Kogod Courtyard. Janel Leppin, a cellist, composer, arranger, and singer, has been a part of Washington, DC’s creative music community for the last 20 years. She will perform a mix of chamber and experimental jazz with her seven-piece group, Ensemble Volcanic Ash, and as part of the duo Janel and Anthony.   Borrow a board game to play during the concert and stop by the Courtyard Café to purchase refreshments.  Image credit: Photo byShervin Lainez. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free | Registration encouraged. Get Tickets/Register: https://events.blackthorn.io/5f4ZMUx7/4a2bVRarqb. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Eye-Popping Art: Tours for People with Colorblindness

One-Time Events Want to see art in a new light? SAAM welcomes those who are colorblind for an in-person exploration of selected works from the museum’s collection. Rediscover old favorites and learn about other offerings on a docent-led tour using museum-provided colorblind correcting glasses. Image credit: Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Mnonja, 2010, rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel on wood panel, 96 x 120 in. (243.8 x 304.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2011.16, © 2010, Mickalene Thomas. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free | Registration required. Get Tickets/Register: https://events.blackthorn.io/5f4ZMUx7/4a2bVRbqKb. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5:30 PM.

The Last Island

Resident Associate Program In late 2018, a young American missionary who kayaked onto a remote beach in the Andaman archipelago of the Indian Ocean and was killed by Indigenous islanders wielding bows and arrows. News of that fatal encounter made the world aware that such a place existed in our time: an island whose hunter-gatherer inhabitants still live in near-total isolation. Author and historian Adam Goodheart tells the stories of others drawn to the island through the centuries, discusses other Andaman tribes’ encounters with the outside world, and highlights how the modern age is drawing closer to their shores. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260493?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260493?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Conversation Circles

One-Time Events Calling all English-language learners! Join National Portrait Gallery educators and friends from all over the world. Together, we’ll use portraiture to learn about U.S. art, history and culture. This program takes place every other week. Meet new friends, learn about different cultures and practice your English. For more information, email Beth Evans at evansb@si.edu. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Ocean Explorer Theater Spotlight

One-Time Events Looking for a deeper dive into ocean topics like animal adaptations, behavior, biodiversity, or ecology? Come and join one of our Ocean Educators in Explorer Theater to watch short videos, explore specimens, and learn more about our blue planet! Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Inside Georgetown: Rags to Riches in Washington's Oldest Neighborhood

Resident Associate Program Founded 50 years before the federal capital of Washington, D.C. Georgetown got its start as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite very modest beginnings, the area eventually came to have the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Carolyn Muraskin, founder of DC Design Tours, reveals the highlights and secrets of the city’s most exclusive neighborhood, home to palatial mansions, notable cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260232?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260232?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Saying "I Do" at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Resident Associate Program Author Coleen Christian Burke surveys weddings of presidential family members that reflected a mix of the private, the public, and the political—and examines how the high-profile events played out against the changing cultural and political mores of the day. She focuses on three presidential daughters—Lynda Byrd and Luci Baines Johnson and Tricia Nixon—and offers highlights of other notable White House weddings through history. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260536?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260536?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 21, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Film: Listen to the Universe

One time events Advance Insider tickets available Friday, May 31, noon EST (space is limited) General tickets available Monday, June 3, noon EST We strongly recommend claiming a ticket to ensure your seat. This in-person program is expected to be at capacity. Questions? Email Hirshhornexperience@si.edu Hirshhorn Insiders, email HMSGdevelopment@si.edu   NASA is famous for beautiful space images, but did you know you can listen to them? Go behind the scenes with the team that creates “sonifications,” translations of data into sound, and learn how meaningful they are to people who are blind or low vision. This program is presented in partnership with the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and NASA. PROGRAM, Film: Listen to the Universe Runtime: 27 min. Q&A: Kimberly Arcand and Elizabeth Landau   ABOUT THE SPEAKERS, Dr. Kimberly Arcand is a leading expert in astronomy visualization and an innovator in 3D imaging, printing, and extended reality applications with astrophysics data. She has… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and NASA. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Ring Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/30359723/filmlisten-to-the-universe-washington-hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

NY | The Americas Film Festival New York Closing Night: Frybread Face and Me

One-Time Events Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they learn more about their family’s past and about themselves during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch. (Director: Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo), USA, 2023, 83 min. English), This film is rated TV-MA for mature audiences. It contains coarse language. Director Billy Luther will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Screening presented in conjunction with The Americas Film Festival Closing Night. The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY) is a film festival that showcases premieres, award-winning films, and classic works about the cultures and peoples of the Americas. The festival is a project of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of City College of New York (The City University of New York-CUNY), in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute of NY and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Screening presented in conjunction with the… Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum NY. Event Location: Lower Level: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Friday, June 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sound Scene 2024: Solstice

One time events Registration recommended. What is Sound Scene? Sound Scene is the Washington, D.C. region's premier, interactive sound and multi-sensory arts festival. It is a free, all-ages celebration of sonic and sensory arts featuring artists from Washington, D.C. and around the world. Since 2007, Sound Scene has been curated and produced by the DC Listening Lounge. It is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. ______________________________________________________________________________ Sound Scene 2024: Solstice What does balance sound like? What is illuminated by sunlight? What finds peace in darkness? Celebrate summer solstice with 50 artists from around the globe and enjoy extended Hirshhorn evening programming on the longest days of the year! Sound Scene invites audiences to engage with the “Solstice” through: Interactive audio art installations , Small group workshops , Live performances, This… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: DC Listening Lounge. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Hirshhorn Museum. Cost: Free, Registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/98935615/sound-scene-2024solstice-washington-hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, June 22, 2024 – Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Historic Wilmington

Resident Associate Program Travel back to 1638 in Wilmington, Delaware, with a daylong immersive exploration led by transportation expert Scott Hercik. In that year, Swedish and Finnish settlers arrived on the ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip, landing on the Christina River at the site of present-day Wilmington and eventually creating the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. The day includes visits to the Copeland Maritime Center and Museum and Old Swedes Historic Site and an afternoon voyage on a replica of the Kalmar Nyckel. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at 550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260494?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2023FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=264355. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 7:45 AM – 6:30 PM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Pollinator Week)

Special Zoo Events Celebrate Pollinator Week with creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! Welcome summer by exploring birds, bees, bats, and all the hardworking pollinators in-between during Pollinator Week. Make a hive, BEE a beekeeper, discover how honey is made, and plant a beautiful garden in our sensory bin. Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Freshfarm ACM Farmstand

One-Time Events The FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand takes place on the outdoor plaza of the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020) every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from April 20- November 23, 2024.* The farm stand offers FreshMatch, FRESHFARM's incentive program, which provides a dollar-to-dollar match on all federal benefits (WIC and Senior and WIC FMNP) spent at the stand, helping shoppers take home more fresh and nutritious produce and local foods. The farm stand also accepts Produce Plus, a benefit program unique to Washington, DC, which provides locally grown, fresh produce to District residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food. Park View Farms in Poolsville supplies the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand with their own homegrown produce and additional fruits and vegetables that they aggregate from neighboring farms. *Weather permitting. Be sure to follow the Anacostia Community Museum for updated information. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://anacostia.si.edu/farmstand. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Art Cart: Light Up Your Life!

One time events Celebrate the Summer Solstice inspired by artist Olafur Eliasson. Artists will look closely at his artwork Your Oceanic Feeling, play with reflective materials, and create their own works of art with light and color!  Find the Art Cart on the Plaza and pick up your reflective materials. In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor locations.  Do this at home! Have you ever seen a rainbow? Maybe you’ve noticed one refracted through a glass prism or while playing in a sprinkler on a sunny day. This project will give you the power to make your own rainbow! Create. , ABOUT THE ART CART Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home!  The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Saturday… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Plaza. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Science Solstice Saturday

Special Zoo Events On June 22, 2024, the Smithsonian marks the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by hosting programs and performances throughout the day and night. Get ready for a free, fun-filled immersive scientific experience at the Zoo! On Solstice Saturday, visitors can engage with scientists, researchers, and animal experts to learn how science is shaping the future of wildlife conservation.  More details coming soon! Entry passes will be made available one month before the event date. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Whole Zoo. Cost: Free, Normal Zoo Entry Ticket. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Solstice Saturday: Making Black Freedom

One-Time Events Join us at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on June 22, 2024, for an extraordinary summer celebration. This special evening marks the grand finale of our groundbreaking exhibition, Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures, which will close in August.  Celebrate the first Saturday of summer, Solstice Saturday, with us as we embark on a cosmic journey that explores space adventures and the astronomical wonders of the solstice. This unique event not only highlights the visionary elements of Afrofuturism but also pays tribute to the vibrant legacies of Black music and Queer artists, aligning with the spirited narratives of Black Music Month and Pride Month.  Prepare to be transported through an Afrofuturist lens as the Museum stays open until 10:00 PM. We will honor the revolutionary contributions of Black and Queer musicians and artists who have reshaped our cultural landscape. The day promises a vibrant blend of music, activities, and celebration, culminating in an… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Various locations. Cost: Free; Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/31627452/solstice-saturdaymaking-black-freedom-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-public-programs. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Fenómeno Latino: Latin Music’s Global Rise: Family Festival

One-Time Events Join us for a daytime family festival with live music, dance lessons, a drum circle, and storytime all focusing on the rise of Latin music in the United States. Storytime with DC Public Libraries, 11:00 –11:45 a.m. , Dance lessons with Salsa with Silvia, 1:00–1:45 p.m. , Drum circle with NPR's Felix Contreras, 2:00–2:45 p.m. , Hands-on activities with Hasta 'Bajo Project, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. , Objects out of storage with museum staff, noon–2:00 p.m. /////  Acompáñanos en este festival familiar diurno con música en vivo, clases de baile, un círculo de tambores y lectura de cuentos, todo centrado en el auge de la música latina en los Estados Unidos. Hora de cuentos con las bibliotecas públicas de DC, 11:00 –11:45 a.m. , Clases de baile con Salsa with Silvia, 1:00–1:45 p.m. , Círculo de tambores con Felix Contreras de NPR, 2:00–2:45 p.m. , Actividades prácticas con Hasta 'Bajo Project, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. , Objetos fuera del almacén con personal del museo, mediodía–2:00 p.m. ///// The National Museum of… Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fenomeno-latino-latin-musics-global-rise-family-festival-tickets-914792869097?aff=trumba. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Coffee & Collections: The Billy Banks Collection

One-Time Events The popular Coffee & Collections program is back! Discover the story of DC Hall of Fame boxer William “Billy” Banks (1921-2006), who fought locally and regionally in the 1930s and 1940s, and became the first African American boxer to break the segregation line in boxing in Washington, DC, when he fought and won an undercard fight against Joe Sole at Griffiths Stadium on June 19, 1940. Banks’ daughter, Cristellyn Banks, will discuss her father, and his equipment will be on view. Come early to explore the current exhibition: " A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC, 1900-2000" and to grab your free cup of coffee. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-collections-the-billy-banks-collection-tickets-907556354487?aff=oddtdtcreator. Related Exhibition: A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC, 1900-2000. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

District Treasures: A Conversation with Mad Skillz

One-Time Events Join Digital Treasures: A Conversation with Mad Skillz on the 2nd Floor - Explore More! gallery.  The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s, Curatorial Specialist, Timothy Anne Burnside, will review Mad Skillz’ personal treasures, explore connections to his music career, and share strategies on how best to preserve family heirlooms for generations to come.   A traditionalist at heart, Mad Skillz, is a Grammy-nominated deejay, songwriter, producer, educator, museum curator, and artist. Boasting an expansive career that began with the unconventional use of his mother’s turntables, Mad Skillz is a formidable contributor to Hip-Hop culture. Most notably, as creator of the yearly Rap Up, Mad Skillz assisted music lovers in preserving special memories and created a highly anticipated year-end listening tradition. His freestyle musical archives span nearly two decades highlighting the country’s most memorable cultural, political, and social moments ending with a “mic drop” in 2021. Mad Skillz … Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

In-Gallery Portrait Signs

One-Time Events Explore the National Portrait Gallery’s collection with a Deaf docent. These 60-minute tours in American Sign Language are offered monthly. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Fun | Smithsonian Solstice Saturday

Kids and Family Bring the kids to celebrate summer solstice with sun-themed crafts at the National Museum of Asian Art! In between exploring exhibitions, drop by the ImaginAsia Studio to make a hanging mobile of celestial bodies or hand-printed notecards with stamps of the sun and stars. And visit gallery 27 to decorate a "wish tree" and join story-time corner. Our docents will be there to lead you through the crafts and assist you with supplies. Print from Seiho's Practice Painting Album, vol. 2 of 3, Takeuchi Seihō (1864–1942), Japan, 1901, woodblock print, ink on paper / National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Robert O. Muller Collection, S2003.8.3743.2. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: ImaginAsia Studio. Cost: Free; No registration or tickets (walk-up only). Related Events: Asia After Dark | Smithsonian Solstice Saturday. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

District Treasures: Celebrating Black Music Month

One-Time Events On Saturday, June 22, 2024, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will host an interactive District Treasures: Celebrating Black Music Month program.  Register to attend a one-on-one session with preservation specialists and receive a professional review of your family treasures heirlooms. Attendees will gain insight on the historical significance of their items and learn best practices to assist in preserving their personal collections for generations to come. The June 22nd session will focus on objects, ephemera, photos, books, papers, and textiles. Guests are encouraged but not required to share items related to Black music (i.e. gospel, the blues, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop, rap, hip-hop, country and more). The program will begin with a Conversation with Mad Skillz and serves as an educational enrichment opportunity for individuals and families.  If you are interested in learning how to preserve your family heirlooms so they are available to pass along to future generations,… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Target Learning Classrooms. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1045025. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Solstice Saturday: Live Art Series

One-Time Events Celebrate the first Saturday of summer on June 22!   Solstice Saturday continues African Art’s Live Arts Series The Earth Still Shakes! Through musical performances by Inka Kendzia, Chmba, Soñxseed, and Nkosenathi Koela, the series will reflect the spiritual shudders that abound in ritual performance, activism, and actions, and the ways that artists talk through their bodies to express their connections to objects, the natural world, and the cosmos. These live performances will animate and breathe life into the National Museum of African Art’s collections.   Beverages, food trucks, and fun await! Museum store is open until 10 p.m. and galleries are open until midnight!   2pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts (Sublevel 2), Docent-led Highlights Tours,   4:00 – 5:00pm, Sylvia Williams Gallery, Panel Discussion featuring curator Jay Pather and musicians Inka Kendzia, Chmba, Soñxseed, and Nkosenathi Koela,   5:30-9:30pm, Haupt Garden, Music by Eme & Heteru,   5:30-6:30pm & 7:30-8:30pm,… Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Throughout the African Art Museum and Haupt Garden. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solstice-saturday-live-arts-tickets-911616909717. Related Events: Smithsonian Solstice Saturday. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 2:00 PM – 11:45 PM. For more info visit africa.si.edu.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Asia After Dark | Smithsonian Solstice Saturday

Kids and Family What is the first taste you can remember? Who is allowed to gather? Who is allowed to rest? These are just some of the questions artist Adele Kenworthy will explore with the project CUT FRUIT during the National Museum of Asian Art’s Smithsonian Solstice celebration. Rest, gather, and enjoy the sweet flavors of fruit from the early afternoon through the golden hour of the 2024 summer solstice. While you enjoy cut fruit from Adele Kenworthy’s stand, listen to storytelling, poetry, and future telling by various artists. Visit food trucks outside the museum on Jefferson Ave. and Independence Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m. The museum store will stay open until 10 p.m. and the galleries will stay open until midnight! View the full day's schedule and register in advance. Registration in advance is recommended for planning purposes but not required. Some activities have a limited capacity, with entry on a first come, first served basis. Don't miss our solstice-related family fun activities earlier in the day. Visit the… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: National Museum of Asian Art, Freer Plaza. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/907014423557?aff=oddtdtcreator. Related Events: Family Fun | Smithsonian Solstice Saturday. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM.

Fenómeno Latino: Latin Music’s Global Rise: Evening Festival

One-Time Events Join us for an evening festival focusing on the rise of Reggaetón, from the urban underground to the global mainstream. Hear live music from DJs, engage in conversation with scholars and practitioners, and participate in civic activities such as voter registration. *Gift shops are open; food and drink, including adult beverages, are available for purchase on the Mall Terrace.   Main Stage, Mall Terrace, Reggaetón dance lessons from Salsa With Silvia, 5:00 p.m. Panel discussion on "The Rise of Reggaetón," 6:00 p.m. Petra Rivera-Rideau, Wellesley College , Anamaria Sayre, NPR , Luis Duarte, Duarte Entertainment , DJ Nelson , Ashley Mayor, National Museum of American History, moderator,   Reggaetón DJ and musical performances, 7:00–9:00 p.m. with DJ Negro, DJ Playero, and Special Guests   Civic Pavilion, Flag Hall, 2 Center, Activities and information from civic organizations, 5:00–9:00 p.m. /////  Acompáñanos en un festival nocturno centrado en el ascenso del reggaetón, desde el underground urbano… Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Mall Terrace. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fenomeno-latino-latin-musics-global-rise-evening-festival-tickets-914804955247?aff=trumba. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

State of Arts Night × Sound Scene

One time events Registration recommended. In this one-night-only evening of cross-cultural inspiration, artists from across the European Union will come together with Sound Scene Audio Arts Festival artists to explore the connective power of sound and the cosmic influence of the summer solstice. Presented by the European Union and DC Listening Lounge in collaboration with the Hirshhorn, State of the Arts Night × Sound Scene will feature an evening of performance, conversation, and interactive projects inspired by sound and the solstice. The event will highlight our unity in diversity along with our collective concern for the future of our planet. Attendees will reflect on the passage of time, celebrate the joy of human interaction, explore the allure of the cosmos, and much more. Visitors can also explore exhibitions on view throughout the Museum until 10 pm. Cash bars will be available throughout the evening. This event is presented in cooperation with the Washington, DC, embassies of Denmark, Germany, Spain, Cyprus,… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: European Union, DC Listening Lounge. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Museum & Plaza. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/79250049/state-of-the-arts-night-x-sound-scene-washington-hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Solstice Saturday Late Hours

One-Time Events The National Museum of Natural History will be open until 10:00 p.m. on Solstice Saturday. The museum's Ocean Terrace Cafe will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History (10th Street & Constitution Ave, NW). Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Solstice Saturday Late Hours

One-Time Events Stay late at the museum! The National Museum of the American Indian galleries and imagiNATIONS will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Solstice Saturday. The Espresso Bar will remain open until 7:00 p.m. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian (Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC). Cost: Free. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Cosmic Arcade Party

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building’s glow-in-the-dark arcade party is back again for Solstice Saturday. This time, with a cosmic twist!  We are activating the magic of live visual art performance, sound mixing, and the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope to bring YOU an out of this world arcade experience.  Select your gaming opponent and buckle up as creative collaborators MasPaz x Guache, and artist collective Black Techno Matters join forces to transform galactic sounds and images captured by NASA’s iconic Chandra X-ray Observatory into an immersive journey beyond the sun and stars.  This special event will feature some of your favorite arcade and table games, including skee ball, Galaga, air hockey, life size Light-Brite and Connect 4, mini golf, double shot basketball, and so much more!  You only need 1-4 players to enter the party! First 1,000 gamers to enter will receive a glow bracelet.  All gamers (visitors) are encouraged to reserve a ticket prior to the event. Entry will be granted… Sponsor: Arts and Industries Building. Venue: Arts and Industries Building. Event Location: Inside the Arts and Industries Building. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cosmic-arcade-party-tickets-914656280557?aff=oddtdtcreator. Related Events: Solstice Saturday. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

East of the River: Architecture of Historic Anacostia

Resident Associate Program The rolling hills east of the Anacostia River, with a commanding view of Washington D.C. have been settled for centuries. From the trading grounds of the Indigenous Nacotchtank to a whites-only suburb known as Uniontown to a predominantly Black community, Anacostia has seen dramatic change. Join Carolyn Muraskin, founder of DC Design Tours, for a look at the area’s architecture, which encapsulates its many identities. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Tour meets outside Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260482?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2023FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=264355. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 24, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Teen Futures 2024 at the Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Students, activate your potential at the Teen Futures 2024 workshop! Meet museum professionals and explore the intersections between the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibitions and museum careers. The four-day workshop also includes close looking, writing, artmaking, mindfulness activities and résumé-building. Open to teens ages 14 – 16. Lunch is provided. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-futures-2024-at-the-portrait-gallery-tickets-899308023507?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Monday, June 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Ocean Topics Cart Chat

One-Time Events Looking for a deeper dive into ocean topics? Come and find one of our Ocean Educators to explore some of the latest discoveries in marine science, stationed at an interactive cart in the Sant Ocean Hall. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, June 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Portrait Gallery Kids

One-Time Events Children and families are invited to learn, play and create at the Portrait Gallery! Join educators on select Mondays as we explore topics like colors, emotions, STEM and history. Portrait Gallery Kids incorporates looking at art, hands-on activities, music and movement. This program is a fun way to engage with art and each other. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 24, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Resident Associate Program Join curator Elizabeth Lay Little for an image-rich late spring lunchtime series focusing on decorative arts and design topics. This session explores how the interior design profession in America evolved from French-obsessed doyennes of the Gilded Age to the women dominating and decorating the midcentury boardroom with Benjamin Bowery, a research fellow at the Preservation Society of Newport County. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260440?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260440?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, June 24, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Jewish Dynasties That Shaped Modern China

Resident Associate Program A remarkable 175-year-long story of survival, ambition, and political intrigue connects two rival Jewish families­—the Sassoons and the Kadoories—who dominated the world of Chinese business and politics. Author Jonathan Kaufman examines how their members helped transform China during pivotal years of growth, responded to revolutions that changed the future, and why they reluctantly had to leave it all behind with the advent of communism. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260509?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260509?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Painting with Monet

Resident Associate Program At pivotal moments in his career, Claude Monet would go out with a fellow artist, plant his easel beside his friend’s, and paint the same scene. Examining paintings made side by side, Harmon Siegel, a junior fellow at Harvard University, shows how Monet explored challenging questions in concrete, practical ways while painting alongside his teachers, Eugène Boudin and Johan Barthold Jongkind; his friends Frédéric Bazille and Renoir; and his hero, Édouard Manet. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260510?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260510?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Monday, June 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Animal Diets)

Special Zoo Events Hungry for some fun? Join us for creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! This week, we are digging into animal diets to learn about how we feed all the animals at the Zoo! Make an animal dinner in our dramatic play Zoo commissary, catch some flies with a sticky frog tongue, feed the animals at our sensory table, and learn how to turn unused food into art! Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Teen Futures 2024 at the Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Students, activate your potential at the Teen Futures 2024 workshop! Meet museum professionals and explore the intersections between the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibitions and museum careers. The four-day workshop also includes close looking, writing, artmaking, mindfulness activities and résumé-building. Open to teens ages 14 – 16. Lunch is provided. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-futures-2024-at-the-portrait-gallery-tickets-899308023507?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Play Date at NMNH: Dive into the Deep Sea

One-Time Events Join us as we continue our dive into the ocean to playfully explore the amazing creatures that call the ocean their home! Tuesday, June 25 will be all about taking a closer look at what life is like in the deep sea at the bottom of the ocean! Even though it is very dark (except for the bioluminescent animals), the deepest parts of the ocean are still full of life.  Together we will learn about some of the unique animals that have adapted to live in the deep sea, make artwork inspired by the deep sea, and have the chance to see specimens that once lived at the bottom of the ocean! The event is part of our drop-in program, Play Date at NMNH. Play Date at NMNH is a program designed for early learners (ages 0-5) and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Location: This program is held in the Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall. Ocean Hall is on the 1st floor. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation,… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Trivia Night: Celebrating Pride

One-Time Events Celebrate Pride Month at the National Portrait Gallery with our happy hour trivia night. Test your knowledge of historic LGBTQ+ figures, events and artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Our free collections-themed trivia game can be played individually or in teams of up to six people. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening. The Courtyard Café will be open during the event, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free. Registration Encouraged. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-night-pride-tickets-894518909137?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Virtual Writing Hour

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Bring a happy hour beverage of choice and write with us. We will provide writing prompts, and participants are welcome to bring their own writing project-in-progress. Attendees will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

The Kuiper Belt: Way Out There A Grand Tour of the Solar System

Resident Associate Program Pluto was the first object discovered in the Kuiper Belt, which contains hundreds of thousands of other icy bodies. Their orbits provide us with a good deal of information about our solar system. Samantha Lawler, an astronomy professor at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, details how meticulous observations and simulations are being carried out and how future observations are under threat. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260511?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260511?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

DC | 2024 Folklife Festival: Indigenous Voices of the Americas

One-Time Events Join us for a special Smithsonian Folklife Festival program from June 26–July 1. Indigenous Voices of the Americas honors the twentieth anniversary of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, and celebrates Indigenous creative expression across the Western Hemisphere. It features more than 250 participants representing 60 Indigenous nations in ten countries. The Festival is co-presented by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Park Service.At the Festival, Indigenous artists and makers, professional chefs and home cooks, musicians, dancers, athletes, and storytellers will demonstrate multigenerational traditions as well as new, innovative approaches to cultural expression. Join a circle of celebration with stories, songs, and dance. Experience Indigenous foodways, learn about Indigenous sports and games such as lacrosse, hear how Indigenous youth are reclaiming their languages through spoken word and… Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Event Location: National Mall and additional museum locations indoors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Monday, July 1, 2024. For more info visit festival.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. 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, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Enid A. Haupt Garden Tour

Smithsonian Gardens Free weekly tours of the Enid A. Haupt Garden are offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. from May 22 through September 25, 2024, weather permitting. Meet one of our knowledgeable docents by the tour sign in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the south entrance to the Smithsonian Castle. No reservation is required.  Please note there are no tours on federal holidays. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Teen Futures 2024 at the Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Students, activate your potential at the Teen Futures 2024 workshop! Meet museum professionals and explore the intersections between the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibitions and museum careers. The four-day workshop also includes close looking, writing, artmaking, mindfulness activities and résumé-building. Open to teens ages 14 – 16. Lunch is provided. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-futures-2024-at-the-portrait-gallery-tickets-899308023507?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Virtual Young Portrait Explorers

One-Time Events Join educators with the National Portrait Gallery as we learn about art, history and more! This 30-minute virtual workshop incorporates close looking at portraiture, movement activities and artmaking. Recommended for children ages three and up and their adult companions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Explore More! in STEM: Our Solar System, Our Home

One-Time Events Explore More! in STEM is a classroom program for ages 8+ to explore STEM concepts in relation to African American history, culture, or the museum. In this lesson, people will learn about size and scale of our solar system, spacetime and gravity, and African Americans who have helped with our understanding of the solar system. Image credit: National Postal Museum. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: This is a *free* event! Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Coral Reef Tank Talk

One-Time Events Swim by the Sant Ocean Hall to meet some of the coral reef species that call the Smithsonian NMNH home! Hosted by an Ocean Educator, this interactive cart experience will walk you through the world of saltwater fish, coral colonies, and invertebrates galore! Image Credit: Sant Ocean Hall, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, from the main hall, 2nd floor. Photo by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense

Resident Associate Program Cary Grant pursued by a menacing biplane. Ominous crows on a jungle gym. Janet Leigh’s fateful shower. With indelible moments like these, director Alfred Hitchcock shocked, thrilled, amused, and delighted movie and TV audiences for a half century. Film historian Max Alvarez traces Hitchcock’s professional and artistic development through electrifying film clips and rare behind-the-scenes archival material illustrating how key Hitchcock productions evolved from page to screen. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260513?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260513?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Masterpieces and Mayhem: Caravaggio's Artistic Revolution

Resident Associate Program Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio, was a hot-headed, anti-social outlaw and murderer who despite a short lifespan created a sensation with a bold, naturalistic style of painting that evoked intense drama and emotion. Author Ross King explores the life and times of this complicated man and puts his innovative paintings and notorious lifestyle into the context of the turbulent first decade of the 17th century in Rome. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260512?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260512?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

The Wide Awakes: The Forgotten Force that Spurred the Civil War

Resident Associate Program During the 1860 presidential campaign, the thousands of young Northerners in the Wide Awake movement organized boisterous, torch-bearing brigades to push back against slavery. But others saw the group as a paramilitary force training to invade the South. Smithsonian historian Jon Grinspan examines how the nation crossed the threshold from a political campaign into a war—with many on both sides pointing to the Wide Awakes as the mechanism that got them there. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260514?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260514?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Animal Diets)

Special Zoo Events Hungry for some fun? Join us for creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! This week, we are digging into animal diets to learn about how we feed all the animals at the Zoo! Make an animal dinner in our dramatic play Zoo commissary, catch some flies with a sticky frog tongue, feed the animals at our sensory table, and learn how to turn unused food into art! Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. 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, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Big Ideas Book Club

One-Time Events Early readers and their grown-up companions are invited to a new book club highlighting big ideas about ourselves and others. Each month, participants are encouraged to read a select picture book at home and then join Portrait Gallery educators to discuss the story.     June 27 – "A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas"  by Evie Robillard (Author), Rachel Katstaller (Illustrator)    We’ll look at portraits in one of our special exhibitions and create fun takeaways for continued conversations at home. This program is ideal for elementary school-aged children and their families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-ideas-book-club-gertrude-stein-tickets-901885934107?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Teen Futures 2024 at the Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Students, activate your potential at the Teen Futures 2024 workshop! Meet museum professionals and explore the intersections between the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibitions and museum careers. The four-day workshop also includes close looking, writing, artmaking, mindfulness activities and résumé-building. Open to teens ages 14 – 16. Lunch is provided. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-futures-2024-at-the-portrait-gallery-tickets-899308023507?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, each program will highlight a Portrait Gallery exhibition or a portrait from the collection. Open to all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Print-O-Rama

One-Time Events Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wallace H. Coulter Plaza, First Floor West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Science on a Sphere

One-Time Events Come explore our blue planet with NMNH Ocean Educators. Through NOAA’s Science on a Sphere technology, you’ll encounter a series of interactive visualizations projected on the Sant Ocean Hall’s giant globe. Watch sea turtles migrate coast to coast, track ships through global waters in real-time, explore the changing climate patterns shaping our planet, and much more! Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, The Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Walk-in Highlights Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Tours & Activities The National Portrait Gallery is offering docent-led public walk-in tours on the Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery.  All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Handi-hour

One-Time Events Celebrate the start of summer with a night of crafting, art, and fun at the Renwick Gallery! Make a pressed flower lantern and enjoy drinks provided by ANXO Cider. Light snacks, crafting materials, two drinks, and after-hours access to the second floor of the Renwick Gallery are included in the price of the ticket.   Attendees must be 21+ to attend and show a valid ID at the door. Please note space is limited for this program and registration is required. Tickets are $25 and available beginning June 13.   Image credit: Norwood Photography. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Rubenstein Grand Salon. Cost: $25| Registration required. Tickets are available beginning June 13. Attendees must be 21+ to attend and show a valid ID at the door. Get Tickets/Register: https://events.blackthorn.io/5f4ZMUx7/4a2bVRazMj. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Josephine Baker: Sexuality and Subterfuge

One-Time Events Join the National Portrait Gallery and the International Spy Museum for a conversation about Josephine Baker’s career as a spy for the French Resistance during World War II. Moderated by the Spy Museum’s Director of Adult Education Amanda Ohlke, the panel will feature Portrait Gallery’s Curator of Prints and Drawings Robyn Asleson in conversation with former CIA agent and Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexuality-and-subterfuge-with-josephine-baker-tickets-896364950697?aff=ebdsshcopyurl&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=organizer-profile&utm-share-source=organizer-profile. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Conversation Circles

One-Time Events Calling all English language learners! Join National Portrait Gallery educators and friends from all over the world. Together, we’ll use portraiture to learn about U.S. art, history and culture. This program takes place every other week. Meet new friends, learn about different cultures and practice your English. For more information, email Beth Evans at evansb@si.edu. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 28, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art Bites Gallery Talk

One-Time Events Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Kéla Jackson, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, discusses L'Merchie Frazier’s From a Birmingham Jail: MLK.    Image/Credit: L'Merchie Frazier, From a Birmingham Jail: MLK, 1996, silk, photo transfer, gel medium, dyes, and beads, 50 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (126.8 x 107.9 x 5.6 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of L'Merchie Frazier in memory of Watty and Alberta Frazier and James and Merchie Dooley (grandparents), 2002.41. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: In-person | Renwick Gallery. Cost: Free | Meet in Renwick Gallery Lobby. Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Wines of the Southern Hemisphere Part 2: New Zealand Wine

Resident Associate Program Sommelier Erik Segelbaum spotlights New Zealand's commitment to viticultural sustainability and the country’s distinctive fusion of traditional and modern winemaking. Between unforgettable Pinot Noirs from the South Island, world-renowned Syrah and Bordeaux style blends from the North, and bright crisp whites, New Zealand has something for everyone. The immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260037?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260037?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Hahaha

Films Get tickets, Watch the trailer This brilliantly constructed, Cannes Film Festival award–winning film finds director Hong Sangsoo at the height of his comedic and creative powers. Two friends—Moon-kyung, an aspiring filmmaker (Kim Sang-kyung, Memories of Murder), and Joong-sik, a depressed film critic (Hong regular Yoo Jun-sang)—get together for drinks. Their conversation spurs a series of flashbacks that reveal a baroque roundelay of awkward encounters, missed connections, and bungled flirtations: it turns out that the men spent the weekend in the same place, with the same people—including Moon-kyung’s mother (Yun Yuh-jung, who won an Academy Award for her performance in Minari)—without ever managing to run into one another. Hong’s characteristic biting humor and clever structural games are everywhere in evidence as these two clueless would-be womanizers meet their match in a high-strung tour guide—played magnificently by Moon So-ri (Forever the Moment, A Good Lawyer’s Wife)—who harbors an obsession with… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Related Events: Tales of Cinema: The World of Hong Sangsoo. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Captioning. Friday, June 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Resident Associate Program In-person Program: Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Geared for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History 10th St & Constitution Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260753?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Friday, June 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:00 AM.

Little Critters: Nature Play (Animal Diets)

Special Zoo Events Hungry for some fun? Join us for creative, drop-in play at the Zoo! This week, we are digging into animal diets to learn about how we feed all the animals at the Zoo! Make an animal dinner in our dramatic play Zoo commissary, catch some flies with a sticky frog tongue, feed the animals at our sensory table, and learn how to turn unused food into art! Little Critters Nature Play is designed for ages 0-5 and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Location: Bird House Classroom. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Bird House Classroom. Cost: Free drop-in program; no pre-registration required.Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Freshfarm ACM Farmstand

One-Time Events The FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand takes place on the outdoor plaza of the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020) every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from April 20- November 23, 2024.* The farm stand offers FreshMatch, FRESHFARM's incentive program, which provides a dollar-to-dollar match on all federal benefits (WIC and Senior and WIC FMNP) spent at the stand, helping shoppers take home more fresh and nutritious produce and local foods. The farm stand also accepts Produce Plus, a benefit program unique to Washington, DC, which provides locally grown, fresh produce to District residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food. Park View Farms in Poolsville supplies the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand with their own homegrown produce and additional fruits and vegetables that they aggregate from neighboring farms. *Weather permitting. Be sure to follow the Anacostia Community Museum for updated information. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://anacostia.si.edu/farmstand. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Growing Community: Preparing for the Summer Months

One-Time Events As we move into our summer, the garden team will explore the importance of organic soil additives that help increase moisture retention in the summer. We will also discuss the importance of mulches and organic methods of weed control. Growing Community is the longstanding community gardening program at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. Through garden programming, residents of all ages can engage with the beauty of the natural world, a healthy food system, and their cultural past. We welcome the community to participate in our monthly workshops, taking place throughout the growing and harvesting seasons. All workshops incorporate themes such as gardens as places of community and connections to our cultural past; gardens as sites of stewardship and nurture; and gardens as sites of empowerment and access to good nutrition and healthy living. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-community-preparing-for-the-summer-months-tickets-840515904697. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art Cart: Suspend A Sculpture

One time events Who says a sculpture needs to be grounded? Not us! Explore the possibilities of suspense by creating a suspended sculpture using found materials inspired by artist Alexander Calder and his works in Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860-1960.  Find the Art Cart on the Lower Level and pick up your suspension materials. Do this at home! Build and suspend your own sculpture inspired by Eva Hesse. Instructions here.  , ABOUT THE ART CART Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home!  The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm.   Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby. If there are access services or accommodations… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Lower Level. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860-1960. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Film Screening & Discussion: Kindred Spirits

One-Time Events Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, “Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell,” about the lives and work of two accomplished but underrecognized, Washington-based African American artists who were united by their love for each other, their dedication to their art, and their passion for teaching. Hilda Wilkinson Brown (1894-1981) graduated from M Street High School (later known as Dunbar), earned her BA from Howard University and MA from Columbia University, and then served as head of art education at Miner Teachers College for nearly 40 years. Her niece Lilian Thomas Burwell (1927-) attended Dunbar High School, Pratt Institute, DC Teachers’ College, and Catholic University, and later taught in the DC Public Schools, including at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.   Immediately following the film will be a discussion with Cintia Cabib (filmmaker), Richard Timpson (family member and artist agent of Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell),… Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-discussion-kindred-spirits-tickets-917410187567?aff=oddtdtcreator. Related Exhibition: A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, D.C. 1900-2000. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 30, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Sunday, June 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

In Our Day

Films DC Premiere! Get tickets, Watch the trailer Sangwon (Kim Min-hee), an actress recently returned to South Korea, is temporarily staying with her friend, Jung-soo (Song Sunmi), and her cat, Us. Elsewhere in the city, the aging poet Uiju (Ki Joo-bong) lives alone, his cat having recently passed away. On this ordinary day, each of them has a visitor: Sangwon is visited by her cousin, Jisoo (Park Miso), and Uiju by a young actor, Jaewon (Ha Seong-guk). Each of them wants to learn about a career in the arts. But they also have bigger questions. Both Sangwon and Uiju have ramyun noodles for lunch, and they both add hot pepper paste to their ramyun noodles, not a very common thing to do. As our friends talk and drink the day away, similarities between these encounters multiply, and we begin to realize they may be more than just mere coincidence. With his thirtieth feature film, Hong Sangsoo demonstrates a new level of mastery of his art, using long, deceptively elaborate shots to articulate the simplest of… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Related Events: Tales of Cinema: The World of Hong Sangsoo. Sunday, June 30, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

In Water

Films DC Premiere! Get tickets, Watch the trailer A trio of friends ventures to the rocky shores of a large island to shoot a film together. The director, Seong-mo (Shin Seok-ho), recently gave up acting and has decided to make a film with his own money. His former classmate, Sang-guk (Ha Seong-guk), will operate the camera, and Nam-hee (Kim Seung-yun) will act in it. The only problem: Seong-mo hasn’t decided what to make. His most overtly experimental work to date, In Water reveals Hong at the height of his allusory powers. The story is simple: three friends set out to make a film, and then they do it. But with bold formal choices and his signature impulse toward the uncanny, Hong evokes infinite mysteries and hints at whole worlds lurking below the surface of everyday reality. “A gently gorgeous delight . . . suffused with the haziness of a half-forgotten memory” (Thomas Flew, Sight & Sound). Description courtesy of The Cinema Guild. (Dir.: Hong Sangsoo, Korea, 2023, 61 min. DCP, Korean with English subtitles), … Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free; advance registration recommended. Get Tickets/Register: https://hongsangsoo2024.eventive.org/films. Related Events: Tales of Cinema: The World of Hong Sangsoo. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Captioning. Sunday, June 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 1, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Portrait Gallery Kids

One-Time Events Children and families are invited to learn, play and create at the Portrait Gallery! Join educators on select Mondays as we explore topics like colors, emotions, STEM and history. Portrait Gallery Kids incorporates looking at art, hands-on activities, music and movement. This program is a fun way to engage with art and each other. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Monday, July 1, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Explore More! in STEM: How the Museum Uses Light

One-Time Events Explore More! in STEM is a classroom program for ages 8+ to explore STEM concepts in relation to African American history, culture, or the museum. In this lesson, people will learn about discuss what light is, how solar power is used in the museum, and the purpose of the museum's “Corona.” Image credit: Robert Stewart | NMAAHC. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: This is a *free* event! Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Visions of Cuba: A Photographic Tale

Resident Associate Program Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Essdras M Suarez leads a visual tour of two of Cuba's most captivating cities: Havana and Trinidad. Suarez's street photos document Havana's rich history and resilient spirit, while his shots of Trinidad evoke its charm through cobblestone lanes and pastel adobes. In photographs that reveal the cultural tapestry of Havana and the timeless allure of Trinidad, Suarez captures the deep connection between their inhabitants and their environments. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Online Link: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260584?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets/Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/260584?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2024FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&promo=273765. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Enid A. Haupt Garden Tour

Smithsonian Gardens Free weekly tours of the Enid A. Haupt Garden are offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. from May 22 through September 25, 2024, weather permitting. Meet one of our knowledgeable docents by the tour sign in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the south entrance to the Smithsonian Castle. No reservation is required.  Please note there are no tours on federal holidays. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Explore More! in STEM: How the Museum Uses Light

One-Time Events Explore More! in STEM is a classroom program for ages 8+ to explore STEM concepts in relation to African American history, culture, or the museum. In this lesson, people will learn about discuss what light is, how solar power is used in the museum, and the purpose of the museum's “Corona.” Image credit: Robert Stewart | NMAAHC. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: This is a *free* event! Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 5, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 5, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Freshfarm ACM Farmstand

One-Time Events The FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand takes place on the outdoor plaza of the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020) every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from April 20- November 23, 2024.* The farm stand offers FreshMatch, FRESHFARM's incentive program, which provides a dollar-to-dollar match on all federal benefits (WIC and Senior and WIC FMNP) spent at the stand, helping shoppers take home more fresh and nutritious produce and local foods. The farm stand also accepts Produce Plus, a benefit program unique to Washington, DC, which provides locally grown, fresh produce to District residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food. Park View Farms in Poolsville supplies the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand with their own homegrown produce and additional fruits and vegetables that they aggregate from neighboring farms. *Weather permitting. Be sure to follow the Anacostia Community Museum for updated information. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: 1901 Fort Place SE. Cost: Free. Get Tickets/Register: https://anacostia.si.edu/farmstand. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Art Cart: Weave with Color

One time events Play with colors and patterns! Create and get inspired by artist Anni Albers at this week’s Art Cart! Young artists will take a close look at Albers’s work, Under Way. Then they can collage or weave their own layered work of art! Find the Art Cart on the Second Level and pick up your colorful materials. Do this at home! Create a woven artwork with scrap fabric inspired by artist Anni Albers. Instructions here.  , ABOUT THE ART CART Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home!  The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm.   Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby. If there are access services or accommodations that can make your… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Second Level. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.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.  Admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. At busy times, 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 using timed tickets is at 3:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Interactive Programs

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer interactive programming throughout the museum, in the form of Highlights tours of the museum, gallery spotlight talks, and hands-on cart programs.   Tours of the museum’s highlights generally take place daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM. Additional tours may be offered on the hour between 11 AM and 3 PM as docents are available. Please check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.   Gallery spotlight talks take place throughout the day. 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.  Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Carts are located throughout the museum, and you can check either Welcome Desk for today’s schedule.    Year-Round:  Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.    Notes:  Programs are subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Multiple floors. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM.

Weekend Workshops

One-Time Events Calling all artists! Get creative during our drop-in workshops for all ages. Learn about artists and change-makers and create art inspired by their stories. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center, E151. Cost: Free. No Registration Required. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.