The National Zoo’s newest addition, a baby howler monkey.

Events June 22-24: Choctaw Days, Hollywood Classics and a Day at the Zoo

This weekend, celebrate the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, watch some Hollywood classic films and take the kids to the zoo


Summer Solstice Shines Light at the American Indian Museum

The longest day of the year arrives today with a natural light show in the Potomac Atrium

Celebrate Father's Day with a performance by Jack Gladstone, Montana’s Blackfeet troubadour, honoring Olympian Jim Thorpe.

Events June 15-17: Phillip Thomas Tucker, The History of American Glass, Father’s Day Performance

Kick off this Father's Day weekend with these events for the whole family

Osprey Reef, one of five reefs that will have have full national park-level protection in Australia.

Australia Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve Network

The plan will protect the Coral Sea as well as pygmy blue whale habitat off the southern coast of Western Australia

Two new additions at the Zoo may help researchers break the Fishing Cat breeding code.

Newborn Fishing Cats at the National Zoo May Help Crack Breeding Code

Seven-year-old Electra delivered kittens marking the first time the endangered fishing cats have successfully bred and produced young at the National Zoo

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Phoenix, the 45-foot, full scale model of a North Atlantic right whale this Friday.

Events June 8-10: World Oceans Day, 100 Years of Girl Scouts, Hat-Making Workshop

This weekend celebrate World Oceans Day, 100 Years of Girl Scouts and hat designer, Lula Mae Reeves


The Origins of the Drive-In Theater

How the drive-in theater became an American icon

Kristen Stewart plays the "fairest of them all" in the new film adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

A Grimm Review of Snow White and the Huntsman

Fairy tale expert Jack Zipes shares his thoughts on the latest adaptation

Come to the National Zoo this Saturday for Grevy’s Zebra Day, an interactive, family event.

Events June 1-3: Native Athletes in the Olympics, Zebra Day, Ocean: Multimedia, Dance, Film and Music

This weekend, prep for the Olympics with some history, meet the Zebras at the zoo and celebrate the ocean in a multimedia experience

Portrait of Black Madonna, by Benny Andrews, is on display in the new exhibition, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond.”

Events May 25-27: Laundry Day, Healing and Aloha, 100 Artworks at the American Art Museum

This weekend, air out your dirty laundry, live the life of "aloha" and check out the American Art Museum's latest exhibit

The original lifeboat, the James Caird, built in 1914, had an open top, exposing its inhabitants to the elements.

Reliving Shackleton's Epic Endurance Expedition

Tim Jarvis's Plan to Cross the Antarctic in an Exact Replica of the James Caird

Arist-in-Residence, Tom “Pohaku” Stone, a Native Hawaiian carver from O’ahu, Hawaii, will share his surfboard-carving skills this Sunday at the American Indian Museum.

Events May 18-20: Identities in Motion, Metro Mambo, Surfboard Carving

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard

"Breaking Rank" by Drew Cameron (Army) and Drew Matott (Civilian) is made from the artists' shredded uniforms.

Transforming War and Trauma Experiences Through the Arts

Celebrate Suma Qamaña, or living well, at the Bolivian Festival this Saturday

Events May 11-13: Gardening for Healthy Living, Bolivian Festival, Steinway Series for Mother’s Day

Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio

This Saturday, you can make a Korean kite just like this one at the Sackler Gallery.

Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian

Selig's "Propane Tank Lips Bench" references Dali’s "May West Lips Sofa."

Thinking About Tanks at the Smithsonian Craft Show

Meet sculptor Colin Selig, who uses an interesting material for his benches: obsolete propane tanks

The distinct plumes of water and other organic compounds on Saturn's moon Enceladus.

NASA Spacecraft Samples a Snowing Moon

Saturn's Enceladus is spurting water vapor, organic material and salt—a microbe-friendly composition


Hirshhorn’s “SONG 1″ Strikes a Chord With Couple’s Anniversary

For this pair, serendipity was on their side during last weekend's opening of artist Doug Aitken's take on the popular tune, "I Only Have Eyes For You"


The Sawfish is a Great Slasher

This ray uses its toothed rostrum not only to detect its next meal, but also to attack and impale its prey

Amelia Earhart was a pioneer in women's aviation. Her disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world has perplexed America for nearly 75 years.

The Search for Amelia Earhart Resurfaces, 75 Years Later

With new leads on where she may have landed, the mystery and her legacy continue

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