Smithsonian Events for the Week of June 29-July3: Apollo 11, Attilla the Hun, Animals and More!

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Monday, June 29: Mondays with Miss Anita: Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children

Come sit with Miss Anita and hear stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, characters visible in the night sky, or creatures that have their own wings. Free. Air and Space Museum,, 11:30 AM

Tuesday, June 30: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome

Attila the Hun is the stuff of legend and, over a thousand years after his death manages to crop up in contemporary popular culture, from the films of Fritz Lang to Monty Python Comedy sketches and even the latest Night at the Museum movie. Come hear professor of ancient history and fellow of Corpus Christi College Christopher Kelly talk about Attila's role in the fall of the Roman Empire. Book signing follows lecture. Tickets are required. Rates are: $25, general; $15, members. Call 202-633-3030 to order tickets. Ripley Center, 12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 1: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary: Apollo and the So-Called Moon-Landing Hoax: Ask an Expert

Forty years after the moon landing, there are some out there who adamantly believe that the whole thing was a big hoax. Come listen to Roger Launius of the Air and Space Museum's Space History Division discuss the conspiracies surrounding this landmark event. Free. Air and Space Museum, 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 2: Artful Animals and Storied Stamps

Come by the National Postal Museum where you can explore Africa and learn about the art of stamp design. Afterwards, be sure to check out the exhibit Delivering Hope: FDR and the Stamps of the Great Depression. Free. For persons aged 5-15. National Postal Museum, 10:30 AM. This event repeats today at 1:30 PM

Friday, July 3: Native Skate Jam

Come enjoy the antics of the latest generation of Native American skateboarders and learn why this pastime is becoming such a popular sport in Indian Country. Free. American Indian Museum, 12:00 PM. This event repeats today at 2:00 PM

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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