Events August 1-5: Seasons Arts of Japan, Doll Pins, Gherman Titov, Ancient Central America, Dinner and a Movie
This week visit the Smithsonian for ExplorAsia, a craft session at Anacostia, a chance to learn about Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov and more
August 01, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This weekend join the Smithsonian Institution for a chance to learn about how everyday choices can affect ocean resources, Reptile Discovery Day at the National Zoo and a paper mosaic workshop.
July 28, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
See The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in IMAX, meet Owney the postal dog, look inside the photography of the Negro Leagues and have the chance to meet Al Worden, an Apollo 15 astronaut
July 25, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Prepare your ears for this traditional dance in which participants dance counterclockwise in a circle to the beat of clapping and a stick that is banged on a wooden surface
July 22, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki
This weekend join the Smithsonian Institution in offering you a look into the FBI Explosives Unit, the Pappy Johns Band and Gullah Inspirations at the Anacostia Community Museum
July 21, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Mention “go-go music” to non-Washington, D.C. natives, and images of Belinda Carlisle or shiny white boots may come to mind, as opposed to thoughts of the city’s pulsing rhythmic musical micro-genre. But if those folks happen to be children of the eighties, they may not even realize that they’ve heard go-go before. D.C. go-go group [...]
July 07, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
Events June 27-July 1: Trivia Night, Book Signing, the Butterfly Garden and an American Indian Museum Film
Join the Smithsonian Institution this week in offering a look into questions of race, a Hollywood inspired trivia game, a fun filled afternoon with the butterflies and more.
June 27, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Events for the week of May 23-May 27 include the annual Lindbergh lecture, film screenings and the close of the Lincoln exhibit at the American History Museum
May 23, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
If you've had the occasion to visit the National Zoo lately, you might have noticed that something was missing. Not sure? Ok, I'll give you a hint. He's 27 feet long, was named after a dinosaur in the 1956 children's book The Enormous Egg, by Oliver Butterworth, later appeared in the 1967 NBC TV ad...
May 03, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday, April 25 Born to be Wild 3D features the conservation efforts of primatologist Birute Galdikas with orangutans in Borneo, along with that of Dame Daphne Sheldrick‘s work with elephants in Kenya. Both women live near the animals, rescuing them and returning them to live in the wild. Film ...
April 25, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, April 22 River of RenewalDocumentary producers Jack Kohler and Stephen Most will be on hand at the American Indian Museum to discuss the environmental issues raised in their award-winning film, River of Renewal. Based on Most's book of the same title, the film explores the conflict between ...
April 21, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open.Don't miss out on all the events and happenings, all scheduled as planned. Tarantula feedings at the Natural History Museum. A special tour of the Kinsey Collections at American History. An Earth Day celebration at the American Art Museum.And he...
April 08, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
It seems that the weather is finally breaking and spring temperatures might be here to stay. So, the ATM blog team has come up with a list of the five best kept secret gardens and getaways around the Smithsonian Institution. Get the jump on summer and discover some great new places to take in the b...
April 06, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday, March 14: Recreating Our Past: The Art of Human OriginsWith only fossil records to go by, how do artists go about envisioning what our human ancestors looked like? In this Resident Associate Program event, paleoartists John Gurche and Karen Carr discuss the techniques and science behind the...
March 14, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
March is Women's History Month, and all around the Smithsonian Institution, the museums are celebrating the achievements, aptitude and sheer awesomeness of women in both the arts and sciences.1. If you don't know your Grace Hartigan from the Harlem Renaissance or Miriam Schapiro from the suffrage m...
March 09, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Friday, January 21: Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa TannerMuseum conservators Amber Kerr-Allison and Brian Baade present findings of their recent study and analysis of six of Tanner’s works in the permanent collection, including the newly conserved Flight into Egypt. Learn how Tanner’s document...
January 21, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Friday, January 14: Annual Martin Luther King Jr. ProgramCome enjoy the Anacostia Community Museum's annual Martin Luther King celebration. This year's program, held at the National Museum of Natural History, features keynote speaker Fox News analyst Juan Williams in an insightful discussion with ...
January 14, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, January 10Book Signing: Mike Brown: Astronomer Mike Brown, the man who demoted Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet, signs copies of his book How I Killed Pluto. Free. Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, 2:00-4:00 PMTuesday, January 11The Sierra Leone—Gullah Link, Part 1: Moderate...
January 10, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, January 3: Spark!LabThe Lemelson Center's Spark!Lab offers visitors a number of hands-on experiments that teach about science, the invention process, and the role of technology in American history. Activities are organized around the invention process and will rotate on a regular basis to p...
January 03, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, December 27: ZooLightsZooLights, the National Zoo’s festive electric light display, is back once again—and this year it’s absolutely free! For children of all ages, a menagerie of LED light sculptures modeled after critters at the Zoo will be on display. Tickets are NOT required. ZooLights ...
December 27, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes