National Museum of Natural History
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, watch a documentary about Hawaiian music, enjoy a performance of Dominican merengue and Haitian méringue, and chow down at ZooFari
May 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Smithsonian experts answer your burning questions.
April 03, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
An upcoming Natural History Museum exhibit will look at the cultural and ecological effects of mobile phones
March 30, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
See the giant prehistoric snake everyone's been talking about at the Natural History Museum, starting Friday, March 30 through January 6, 2013
March 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The winners of the Nature's Best Photography awards go on display at the Natural History Museum on Friday
March 28, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Sculptor Kevin Hockley unveils his fearsome replica of Titanoboa—the star of an upcoming Smithsonian Channel special and National Museum of Natural History exhibition
March 22, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
The Environmental Film Festival floods DC with 180 of the top nature and conservancy films from 42 countries. Here, we've picked a few highlights on view at Smithsonian locations.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our new feature, Ask Smithsonian, is all about finding the answers. Do you have a question for our curators?
March 15, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
This week, discuss the varying views on public murals, take a 3-D journey of the world's coral reefs, and perform a People's Dance with Thirza Defoe.
March 12, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Around the Smithsonian, routine work can often reap scientific discovery
March 09, 2012 | By Nick Pyenson
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
On a search through the Smithsonian archives, Pahn follows one tradition after another to find that music is the connective thread that binds many cultures
February 15, 2012 | By Michael Pahn
This weekend, go to the Iranian Film Festival, taste and learn why chocolate was called the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, and enjoy a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.
February 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From Kenyan storytelling performances to Black Power film screenings, February on the Mall is buzzing with Black History Month events.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
An American diplomat’s memento takes center stage after 125 years
February 2012 | By Owen Edwards
New discoveries indicate people were eating our favorite movie snack far longer ago than we thought
January 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Congolese artist Sammy Baloji challenges his nation's collective memory with collages that meld the past and present, on view at the Natural History Museum.
January 24, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen