National Museum of Natural History
The Natural History Museum's newest exhibition "Race: Are We So Different," opened on June 18. Here's a look inside
July 14, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Events Post July 4-8: a tour of Air and Space’s highlights, jury duty for the John Brown trial, a trip to the Ocean Hall, Pirates and the dancing Siletz
The week of July 4, join the Smithsonian Institution in offering you a look at the Air and Space Museum, an exploration of piracy, an Ocean Hall scientist and more
July 05, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Nakhla meteorite falling to Earth. See and touch this piece of Mars at the Natural History Museum
June 28, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
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
June 20-24 Events Post: Interactive Carts, ImaginAsia, Choctaw Days, Forensic Science, and Tarantulas
This week join the Smithsonian Museums in offering you interactive carts, a look into the life of a Chinese opera performer, a Choctaw Indian festival and more.
June 20, 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
Watch the Smithsonian's first ever flash mob in the Natural History Museum's Ocean Hall
June 07, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Events for the week of June 6 include spacesuits, a quilting demonstration, ikebana and more
June 06, 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
Whale sharks gather off of the Yucatán Peninsula every summer for one big feeding frenzy
June 01, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Weekend Events May 27-30: May 30 is your last chance to see Abraham Lincoln, An Extraordinary Life exhibition at the Museum of American History.
May 26, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Zoologist Michael Vecchione, director of the NOAA Lab at the Natural History Museum, sheds some light on the mysterious deep-sea creature, the Dumbo octopod
May 23, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
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
On the anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the ATM blog team, has compiled a list of five volcanoes that currently threaten population centers
May 18, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
But not many people have gotten to wear the Hope Diamond. So when Smithsonian reader John Langlois sent us this 1944 image of his mother, Ethel Galagan, with it around her neck, we were intrigued
May 17, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
In fact, Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution have announced that Leafsnap, an iPhone, iPad and Android app that will identify a plant based on a leaf's silhouette, will be released this summer
May 13, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
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
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, May 2 Written in BoneFamily-friendly and hands-on. Forensic anthropology is not just for scientists! Meet at Natural History in the exhibition, "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake," and learn to use human bones to solve mysteries. In no time at all, be an expert ...
May 02, 2011 | By Michelle Strange