Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle
The Smithsonian is here to get you into the swing of the holiday season by way of a free, two-day festival happening this weekend. Come out to the mall for two days of movies, music, book signings and (of course), shopping. For all gifts purchased at the Air and Space, American History and Natural History Museum [...]
December 05, 2013 | By Jesse Rhodes
Gallery closings, fewer exhibitions and reduced educational offerings are some of the impacts he listed before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
April 17, 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
Author Garrett Peck talks about uncovering the stone's history for his new book, The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry
April 09, 2013 | By Paul Bisceglio
Bad weather threatens the metro area, but the Smithsonian museums Will Open, National Zoo is Closed
March 06, 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
Only one man won the election, but with free tours and insider information, you can still win the weekend. Plus hours, eating spots and where to rest your feet
January 16, 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
This weekend, a seasonal favorite returns to the Zoo and authors sign books on 20th century holiday cards and a man haunted by visions of baseball's past
November 22, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Must-see exhibits, little known facts and veteran visitor wisdom for your Thanksgiving weekend at the Smithsonian
November 20, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Battlefields come to life using the stereoview technology developed on the eve of the Civil War
September 19, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
This weekend, learn how man really came to walk the Earth, visit the newly opened American Trail and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Castle
August 30, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
The Smithsonian Institution celebrates 166 years since it was signed into existence by President James K. Polk
August 10, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Smithsonian and Google Maps launched an easy to use application Tuesday providing step by step directions inside 17 museums and the National Zoo.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Smithsonian Institution staff photographer Eric Long captured the moment this morning on his way to work
May 23, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
This weekend check out the Kyoto Kimono: Spring Trunk Show, American Pictures: Tony Horwitz and take a tour of the Institution's first and oldest building.
April 05, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
James Smithson died on June 27, 1829, setting in motion a series of circuitous events that would lead to the eventual creation of the Smithsonian Institution
June 27, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
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
Friday, May 6 Garden Fest!Family-friendly celebration of plants, gardens and gardening. Add to a garden mural, build a puppet, make a miniature Japanese garden and take home seeds for your garden. Saturday will include live music and a stilt walker. Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden, south of the C...
May 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
April showers bring May flowers. Or maybe, just mosquitoes. But the horticulture folks who bring you the Smithsonian gardens want you front and center tomorrow and Saturday (May 6 and 7). Bring your wellies and gloves to this year's Garden Fest for tips and techniques to make your flowers and veggi...
May 05, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
By now you know that this year marks the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War. And you're probably aware of the variety of events, exhibitions and programs taking place across the Smithsonian Institution commemorating that pivotal time in United States history. But what you may not kn...
April 13, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
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's that time of year, and the Smithsonian Institution is leaving no corner undecorated for the holidays. Garlands spiral up the banisters of several Smithsonian museums, and Douglas fir trees tower inside the museum entrances. At the very least, almost every Smithsonian building has what is perha...
December 06, 2010 | By Jess Righthand