Events August 29-September 1: Zoo Cuisine, “For All the World To See,” Let’s Eat!, Apache 8

This week, see feeding time for exotic animals, get a guided tour of the Civil Rights movement and more

Come see animals like this porcupine at mealtime.
Come see animals like this porcupine at mealtime. Photo courtesy National Zoo

Monday, August 29 Zoo Cuisine

What do zoo animals eat? Find out at the daily feedings beginning at 10:15 with the fish feedings at the Kids’ Farm. You can see up to seven feedings a day, including the giant Pacific octopus at the Invertebrate House at 11:15 and 3; the sloth bears at 11:30 on the Asia Trail, and the small mammals at their house at 1:45. Don’t be late; the feedings last only 15 to 20 minutes. Free. National Zoo

Tuesday, August 30 “For All the World to See”

Members of the Civil Rights movement made heavy use of visual imagery in spreading awareness of their cause, from television to movies, magazines, newspapers, and posters. Experience the “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” exhibition with a firsthand docent-guided tour to get a fuller understanding of this critical period through this fascinating lens. Free. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. African American History and Culture Museum.

Wednesday, August 31 Let’s Eat!

The Museum of the American Indian is home to one of the most unique restaurants in D.C.: Mitsitam Cafe, a renowned eatery that provides visitors the chance to sample traditional Native cuisines from five different regions of the Americas. Come meet Mitsitam’s executive chef Richard Hetzler as he discusses and signs copies of The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook. Free. Noon to 1 p.m. National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, September 1 Apache 8

Watch the remarkable documentary Apache 8, a thrilling account of the all-women firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The group has fought fires in the Southwestern United States for decades, and the acclaimed film captures both the professional feats and personal challenges these women encounter on a daily basis. Free. 12:30 and 3:30, daily in September except Wednesdays. National Museum of the American Indian

For a complete listing of Smithsonian events and exhibitions visit the goSmithsonian Online Visitors Guide. Additional reporting by Michelle Strange.

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