National Air and Space Museum
Watch the last space shuttle liftoff, take part in Nationals Baseball Family Day and take a peek into the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival
July 07, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This weekend watch the first IMAX movie to show at the Air and Space Museum, a look into the life of Babe Ruth and a journey into the Sackler's Echoes of the Past exhibit.
June 30, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Since it opened on July 1, 1976, the museum has hosted a grand total of 303,674,128 visitors
June 29, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki
The weekend of June 24-26, take a look inside the Smithsonian Castle, a story you and your children will love and a new way to view the National Portrait Gallery
June 23, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Actress Nichelle Nichols on playing Lt. Uhura, Star Trek fame, and how she she helped create opportunities for women and minorities in space
June 23, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Curator David DeVorkin, an expert on the history of astronomy who has been known to stargaze with Galileo himself, tells the real story
June 22, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki
Visit the Smithsonian museums to look at some of the wonders of the universe and dive into the Portrait Gallery for a double feature
June 16, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
During the week of June 13, spend an afternoon drawing, get some old school laundry tips, recreate a piece of American history and much more
June 13, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This weekend at the Smithsonian museums, take a 3D ride on a river raft, follow a zipping comet through Earth's atmosphere or jump on the trail to learn about the Pony Express
June 09, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
See history retold at the Air and Space Museum this weekend and meet Abraham Lincoln and the balloonist Thaddeus Lowe
June 09, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki
Events for the weekend of June 3-4 include jazz, a Nigerian art lecture, and Family Day at the Renwick
June 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
On the eve of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee, we present a list of some of the toughest words to spell from around the Smithsonian
June 01, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
These famous artists and many others are among those with works in the Air and Space Museum's newest art exhibit
May 31, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
The event listings for the week of May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
After weeks of delays, this morning we finally witnessed the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. Today, at 8:56 a.m. EST, the crew of the Endeavour, with Mark Kelly (husband to Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords) in command, lifted off at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The fir...
May 16, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Friday, May 13 Not Your Father's Planetarium ShowCosmic Collisions, a planetarium show, is the story of a speeding comet that collides with Earth's atmosphere. Zipping along at 40 million years per second, the film takes visitors on a journey through time and space that includes colossal impacts...
May 13, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
It is said that April showers bring May flowers. So what do May flowers bring? Pollen, which attracts bees (and attacks the sinuses), and nectar which feeds the butterflies, emblematic of the welcome change in seasons. We know it's spring when we start to see butterflies again, but how do butterfli...
May 12, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday, May 9 -- Beautiful butterfliesWith new summer hours in place, you can stroll through this special butterfly exhibit with exotic plants and live butterflies from around the world until the last entry at 6 PM. Tickets are required, however and rates are as follows: $6 for adults; $5.50 for ...
May 09, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first American in space. At 9:37 AM on May 5, 1961, the Freedom 7 spacecraft, now a Smithsonian artifact, was launched from Cape Canaveral, lobbing Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. (1923-1998) to an altitude of 116.5 miles. Shepard tested out the spacecraf...
May 05, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs