At the Smithsonian

Lauren Lyons

Lauren Lyons is a public affairs specialist at Smithsonian Associates.

Professional puzzler Stanley Newman leads a Smithsonian Associates Streaming seminar

Mastering Crosswords and 19 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in August

Cooking Up History, presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Associates, shares fresh insights into American culture past and present through the lens of food.

Cooking Up History with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Associates

In a Smithsonian Associates Streaming program on July 28, a panel of experts share the best advice and resources for staying safe, healthy and well-informed so you can relax on your long-overdue trip.

How to Start Traveling Again and 25 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in July

On June 3 live from Panama, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute staff share their ground-breaking research on tropical forests and marine ecosystems.

Live from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in June

Smithsonian Associates Streaming presents surprising stories behind the jewels in the Smithsonian National Gem Collection. (Hope Diamond, Chip Clark)

Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection Unearthed and 34 More Programs Streaming in May

CULINASIA panel discussions will be held May 5, May 19, June 9 and June 23.

CULINASIA Conversation Series Explores the Future of Asian Food in America

Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson on site at Tell el-Amarna. Williamson will lead an all-day seminar for Smithsonian Associates on April 10 examining the site's latest discoveries.

Excavations at Tell el-Amarna and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in April

Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures will be held from June 21 through Aug. 27. (Smithsonian Associates)

Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures Offer Live Learning Experiences for Kids

Theodore Roosevelt scholar and historian Clay Jenkinson tells the story of Roosevelt’s beloved west and the national park that bears his name in a Smithsonian Associates Streaming program on March 4. (National Park Service)

Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in March

Matthew McConaughey joins Gayle King for a Smithsonian Asssociates Streaming event on February 10 to discuss his new memoir. (Vida Alves McConaughey)

An Evening with Matthew McConaughey and 26 Other Virtual Smithsonian Events in February

Edward Hopper,

Earn a Smithsonian World Art History Certificate in 2021

Smithsonian Associates Streaming presents

An Evening with Martin Sheen and 24 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in January

Smithsonian at 8, a production of Smithsonian Associates, hosts smart, adventurous and memorably entertaining after-hours gatherings with themes from the local to the global.

A Virtual Winter Solstice Event with Smithsonian at 8

Alex Guarnaschelli talks about cooking with family connections in a live Smithsonian Associates program streaming Dec. 8 (Johnny Miller).

Cooking with Alex Guarnaschelli and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in December

Chef Danielle Renov offers up festive Hanukkah ideas from her new cookbook during a Smithsonian Associates Streaming program on December 6. (Moshe Wulliger)

Get Ready for the Holiday Season With These Virtual Smithsonian Programs

Sommelier Erik Segelbaum leads a guided tasting of the perfect wines to pair with the season’s traditional foods on Nov. 20.

Perfect Food and Wine Pairings and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in November

Smithsonian Associates will offer a virtual tour of George Washington's Alexandria on October 16 that spotlights churches, houses, taverns and other sites associated with the first president, as well the newly revitalized waterfront. (Visit Alexandria)

A Virtual Tour of Old Town Alexandria and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in October

Jodi Picoult, Deepak Chopra, and Kevin Kwan are among the authors speaking at Smithsonian Associates Streaming programs this fall.

Photo left to right (Rainer Hosch, Michael-Allen, Jessica Chou)

Best-Selling Authors Headline Smithsonian Associates Streaming Programs

In a live-streamed Smithsonian Associates program on September 23, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda discuss the intricacies of the virus that has held the public in sway since March.

Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in September

Jill Heinerth, a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, shares stories from her expeditions in a live-streamed event on Aug. 12. (Jill Heinerth)

Exploring Underwater Caves and 22 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in August

In a Smithsonian Associates Streaming program on July 8, historian Allen Pietrobon leads a literary journey that explores the nature and impact of American travel stories.

The Great American Road Trip and 20 Other Smithsonian Associates Events Streaming in July

Art historian Renee Gondek will discuss the disasters of Ancient Thebes in live, virtual Smithsonian Associates event on June 4.

10 Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in June

Free Smithsonian Associates Streaming Programs run from May 14 to June 11 (Smithsonian Associates).

Smithsonian Associates Streaming Launches With 11 Free Programs

Teaching artist Mary Hall Surface stands in front of Edward Hopper’s 1939 painting Cape Cod Evening at the National Gallery of Art. Surface will lead a creative writing workshop for Smithsonian Associates at the Freer Gallery of Art on March 27.

A Creative Writing Workshop and 20 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in March

Restaurateur Danny Meyer will talk about bringing Manhattan style to D.C. dining at the Smithsonian on February 20. (Daniel Krieger)

A Conversation with Restaurateur Danny Meyer and 18 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in February

Television host Darley Newman explores falconry traditions in the desert of Qatar. She'll be speaking about Qatar at the Smithsonian on January 30. (Travels with Darley)

Travels with Darley Newman and 22 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in January

Smithsonian Associates will hosts an evening with singer-songwriter Ben Folds on December 3. (Joe Vaughn)

An Evening with Ben Folds and 21 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in December

Katie Couric will receive the 2019 John P. McGovern at a Smithsonian Associates event on Nov. 12.  (Kevin Lynch Inc)

A Conversation with Katie Couric and 23 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in November

A student learns how to turn spring foliage into botanical watercolors and prints on paper in the Smithsonian Associates studio arts class, Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways. (Sue Fierston)

A Botanical Painting and Printing Class and 21 Other Things to Do at the Smithsonian in October

At Smithsonian Associates' annual Breakfast at the Zoo on Sept. 14, animal keepers will give informal talks offering participants a chance to see selected animals up close. (Norwood Photography)

Breakfast at the Zoo and 25 Other Things to Do at the Smithsonian in September

SMITHSONIAN at 8's A Garden Party: From Africa to Asia will take place Friday, Aug. 16 in the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Guests will enjoy music, cocktails, curator talks and late-night access to galleries featuring art from the African and Asian continents.

A Garden Party and 21 Other Things to Do in August at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Associates will offer sunrise hiking tours through Great Falls National Park into Mather Gorge in July and August. (Dennis Govonni)

Sunrise Hiking and 20 Other Things to Do with Smithsonian Associates in July

Former Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough holds

Learn the Real Science Behind 'Breaking Bad’ and 19 Other Things to Do at the Smithsonian in June

Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center (Smithsonian Associates)

18 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in May

Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon with the Avenue Q puppet, Nicky. Barnhart and Lyon will speak at a Smithsonian Associates event on April 27.

25 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in April

Smithsonian Studio Arts Oil Painting Class (Smithsonian Associates)

20 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in March

What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow (Christian Amonson)

14 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in February

Emerson String Quartet (Tristan Cook)

15 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in January