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Nov 29 | 6:45 - 9:00 PM

Innovative Lives: Pioneers of Spacewar!

National Museum of American History, Wallace H. Counter Plaza

Nov 29 | 8:00 PM

7Horse w/ MSB - Free Show!

Pearl Street Warehouse

Nov 30 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Genes in a Bottle

National Museum of Natural History, The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, First Floor

Nov 30 | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Genius of Mother Nature – Secrets of the Blue Morpho

National Museum of Natural History, Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor

Nov 30 | 7:00 PM

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

Pearl Street Warehouse

Dec 1 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning at the Museum

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Dec 1 | 10:00 - 5:30 PM

The 2018 Smithsonian Holiday Festival - Superheroes!

National Museum of American History

Dec 1 | 11:00 - 12:30 PM, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Bright Ideas

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Dec 1 | 11:00 - 3:00 PM

Holiday Stamp Collectors Weekend

National Postal Museum

Dec 1 | 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 1 | 11:30 - 3:00 PM

Holiday Ballet Family Day

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard

Dec 1 | 6:30 PM

Esperanza Spalding

The Lincoln Theater


John Coltrane, from the cover of A Love Supreme, 1964. Gift of Kennith R. Kimery, Division of Culture and the Arts. Dec 1 | 7:30 PM

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: A Love Supreme and More: The Spiritual Side of John Coltrane

Dumbarton United Methodist Church

Dec 2 | 10:00 - 5:30 PM

The 2018 Smithsonian Holiday Festival - Superheroes!

National Museum of American History

Dec 2 | 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 3 | 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM

Chanukah Stories

National Postal Museum

Dec 3 | 3:00 PM

Arthur Ashe: A Life -- A Conversation between Ray Arsenault and Bill Rhoden

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater

Dec 4 | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 4 | 2:00 PM

Entrepreneurship and Resilience -- A Conversation with Rose McElrath Slade

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater

Dec 4 | 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Sketching: Draw and Discover!

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor

Dec 5 | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor


Credit: Emily Assyrian Dec 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

In Conversation: John Krasinski and Scott Simon

Smithsonian American Art Museum


Credit: Rochelle Brockington Dec 5 | 1:00 PM

On Art and History: A Conversation with Tracy K. Smith

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater

Dec 5 | 2:00 PM

Tech Tour: Sean Scully + Digital Painting

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Credit: Colette Aboussouan Dec 5 | 2:30 PM

NMAAHC Live: A Conversation with Janelle Monae and Christian McBride

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater

Dec 5 | 7:00 PM

Movies @ SAAM presents: Art in the Twenty-First Century: San Francisco Bay Area

Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

Dec 6 | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor


Credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien Dec 6 | 12:00 PM

In Conversation: John Leguizamo

National Museum of American History

Dec 6 | 12:00 PM

Renwick Invitational Gallery Talk with Stephanie Syjuco

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery

Dec 6 | 2:00 PM

Tech Tour: Charlene von Heyl + Digital Music

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Dec 6 | 6:45 - 8:30 PM

Innovations in Human Health

National Museum of Natural History, Ground Floor

Dec 7 | 9:00 AM

Pepper Project

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Dec 7 | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 7 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Genes in a Bottle

National Museum of Natural History, The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, First Floor

Dec 7 | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Genius of Mother Nature – Secrets of the Blue Morpho

National Museum of Natural History, Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor

Dec 7 | 2:00 - 10:00 PM

The Long Conversation: Ideas to Light the Future

Arts and Industries Building

Dec 8 | 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Maker Morning

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Dec 8 | 10:00 - 4:00 PM

Annual Holiday Card Workshop

National Postal Museum

Dec 8 | 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 8 | 1:00 PM

Greeting Cards Go to War

National Postal Museum

Dec 8 | Pre-concert film: The Passion of the Scrooge, 3:30 p.m. Concert, 5 p.m.

21st Century Consort Between Worlds

Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

Dec 8 | 7:00 PM

Chopteeth

Pearl Street Warehouse

Dec 9 | 10:00 - 4:00 PM

Annual Holiday Card Workshop

National Postal Museum

Dec 9 | 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM

What Are Tarantulas Eating?

National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Second Floor

Dec 9 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Bookbinding with Jennifer Wilkin Penick Presented with Artists in Cellophane

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor

Dec 9 | 7:00 PM

projectHERA Presents: Women Who Rock: The 90s

Pearl Street Warehouse