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Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Check It Out

Ongoing Activities Check it out! Find our cart in the gallery and check out a kit to use inside the Museum. Kits include a children’s book, suggested artworks for viewing, and hands-on materials. This program is a partnership between Smithsonian Libraries and the Hirshhorn. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Level 3. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region.  Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd floor. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Conversation Circles

Ongoing Activities Join this free drop-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities as we learn about a new subject in American history each week. Connect to history through portraiture, then break into groups for smaller conversations and activities. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Farm Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Culture Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. These 5-10 minute programs repeat on demand. This program is available on weekdays from June through August, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Image credit: National Museum of the American Indian, 2018. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Out of this World

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-12. Live demonstrations, fun factoids and space stuff with the Science Guys of Baltimore! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244771?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Spider Press: Gallery Experience

Ongoing Tours & Activities Come see a live demonstration on an antique printing press and take home a unique souvenir! Our Spider Press is the same type of machine that made the famous Inverted Jenny stamp error and other stamps in the late 19th and early 20th century. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: World of Stamps Gallery. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at a hands-on activity. Story time will take place most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 and 11:30 am. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free, parking $15. Continues: Most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

F|S in Focus

Tours Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days before the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 11:30am | Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 12:30pm. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Friday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Meet the Wheelwoman

Ongoing Tours & Activities Louise Gibson just learned how to ride her bicycle, Sylvia, and is on her first solo adventure into the city! How did the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s shape the important movements of women’s liberation, woman suffrage, rational fashion choices, and better transportation infrastructure? Listen for the whistle! Showtimes: Fridays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: The Smithsonian Women's Committee. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Roaming, 1 West. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Patrick F. Taylor Object Project. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM.

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery.   NOTE:  Highlights tours will occur at the following times: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Tours are subject to cancellation or schedule changes. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street lobby. Cost: Free: Walk--in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Out of this World

Resident Associate Program Ages 5-12. Live demonstrations, fun factoids and space stuff with the Science Guys of Baltimore! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/244772?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Meet the Wheelwoman

Ongoing Tours & Activities Louise Gibson just learned how to ride her bicycle, Sylvia, and is on her first solo adventure into the city! How did the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s shape the important movements of women’s liberation, woman suffrage, rational fashion choices, and better transportation infrastructure? Listen for the whistle! Showtimes: Fridays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: The Smithsonian Women's Committee. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Roaming, 1 West. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Patrick F. Taylor Object Project. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Print-O-Rama

Ongoing Tours & Activities Object Project celebrates printing presses with Print-O-Rama! Talk to our curators and educators about printing presses from our National Collection or try your hand at printing with our hands-on teaching press. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wallace H Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Collecting to Strength, Subverting Tradition: Curatorship in the 2010s

Smithsonian Libraries Selecting books, manuscripts, and archives for a particular special collections library requires respecting the past and speculating about the future. In this talk, Molly Schwartzburg will discuss some of my experiences collecting rare materials at Univeristy of Virginia over the last seven years, a time of great turbulence for the university, Charlottesville, and the nation. Special Collections are, on the surface, sites of scholarly stability, but our collection development mirrors the challenges around us. What should we collect, and what shouldn't we collect, in a time of cultural turmoil? Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Q?rius Theater. Related Exhibition: Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect is now on view in the National Museum of American History. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit library.si.edu.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Gallery Tour: Nation to Nation

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour with a Cultural Interpreter provides an overview of the museum’s background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Treaties lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. Nation to Nation is the story of that relationship, including the history and legacy of U.S.–American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. Photo: Thomas Jefferson peace medal owned by Powder Face (Northern Inunaina/Arapaho). Oklahoma, 1801. 24/1965. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Meet the Wheelwoman

Ongoing Tours & Activities Louise Gibson just learned how to ride her bicycle, Sylvia, and is on her first solo adventure into the city! How did the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s shape the important movements of women’s liberation, woman suffrage, rational fashion choices, and better transportation infrastructure? Listen for the whistle! Showtimes: Fridays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: The Smithsonian Women's Committee. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Roaming, 1 West. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Patrick F. Taylor Object Project. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America | Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 45-minute tour of T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America. One of the most influential, innovative, and talented Native American artists of the 20th century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition, and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and '70s. Cannon’s work as an artist, poet, and aspiring musician is deeply personal yet undeniably political, reflecting his cultural heritage and his experience as a Vietnam War veteran, as well as the turbulent social and political period during which he worked. Learn how Cannon questioned American history and popular culture, and how he exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art history while creating an entirely fresh body of work. Left: T.C. Cannon, ca 1965. Courtesy of the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Right: T.C. Cannon (Kiowa/Caddo, 1946–1978). Two Guns Arikara, 1974–1977. © 2019 Estate of T.C. Cannon. Photo by Thosh Collins. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, meet at East Visitor Services Desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Whistler's World: The Peacock Room and Whistler in Watercolor

Tours James McNeill Whistler introduced American collector Charles Lang Freer to Asian art and encouraged him to travel the world. In turn, Freer actively acquired all aspects of Whistler’s art, and today the Freer Gallery of Art has a world-renowned collection of works by Whistler, including the Peacock Room. Guides lead visitors on an hour-long tour of The Peacock Room in Blue and White and Whistler in Watercolor. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: The Peacock Room in Blue and White and Whistler in Watercolor. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit www.freersackler.si.edu.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Tours generally occur: Monday–Friday: noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meets in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Objects: USA at 50

One-Time Events Join us for an afternoon symposium featuring scholars, artists, and curators who discuss the importance and legacy of the studio craft exhibition, OBJECTS: USA, which premiered at SAAM in 1969. This groundbreaking exhibition featured more than 500 artworks by 308 American craftspeople. Fifty years later, we look at the impact it had at the time and discuss how it still resonates today. This program is part of an occasional series at SAAM titled A Closer Look. Full Schedule 3:00 Welcome and Introductions 3:10 Paul Smith, co-curator of OBJECTS: USA, discusses the history of the exhibition and how it came together. 3:45 Janet Koplos, co-author of MAKERS, explores the impact of the exhibition on the studio craft movement. 4:20 Rosanne Somerson, craft furniture maker and President of the Rhode Island School of Design, talks about how the exhibition impacted her as a craftsperson and the influence of the exhibition on a generation of studio craft artists. 4:50 Break 5:00 Glenn Adamson, independent scholar,… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Webcast: https://americanart.si.edu/videos/closer-look-objects-usa-50-156274. Cost: Free; walk-in. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Open Studio: Family Mindfulness

Kids and Family Beat the heat with your little ones during our summer meditation series! Take a moment to pause and reflect in front of artworks in the Freer’s permanent collection. Then, admire nature’s beauty in the courtyard with a series of facilitated activities to help deepen self-awareness. Finally, we’ll slow things down and experience guided breathing, storytelling, and other beginner-friendly mindfulness techniques led by instructors. Come ready to move in comfortable clothes. For ages four and above with adult companions. No registration required. First-come, first-served. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:13 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Sideways + Wine Tasting w/Maxwell Park

One-Time Events Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray. Sideways will be shown on 35mm. Before the film, enjoy your own little trip through wine country with a wine tasting with Maxwell Park. (Wine tasting tickets required.). Categories: After Five. Films. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Theaters. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater. Cost: $10-$35. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/imax/movie/sideways. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sharks: Mysterious Guardians of the Ocean

Resident Associate Program Drawing from his book, Emperors of the Deep, documentarian, conservationist, and author William McKeever dispels our common misconceptions about sharks and describes them as evolutionary marvels vital to maintaining the health of the world's oceans and, ultimately, the planet. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245451?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Film: "Still Human"

Films In person: Crisel Consunji, actress View the trailer, Veteran actor Anthony Wong and newcomer Crisel Consunji both won well-deserved Hong Kong Film Awards for performances in this moving dramedy about a grumpy wheelchair-bound pensioner (Wong) and the live-in maid (Consunji) hired to take care of him. This film touches on a number of important issues, from the precarious financial situation of many of Hong Kong’s elderly residents, to the prejudice faced by the city’s scores of Filipino guest workers. Director Oliver Siu Kuen Chan melts even the iciest of hearts with the warmth of the touching relationship that emerges between these two outcasts. It is “one of those rare gems of a film which takes a distinctly Hong Kong scenario and turns it into a gently comical drama with universal appeal” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post). (Dir.: Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Hong Kong, 2019, 111 min. DCP, Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles). Categories: After Five. Films. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Resident Associate Program Family Program: (Ages 8 to 14) Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world's most famous museums! Categories: After Five. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Metro: Smithsonian. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245099?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Daily Zoo Programs Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Museum volunteer interpreters welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate exhibitions. Interpreters may be stationed in several of the following exhibitions at various times throughout the day, subject to volunteer interpreter availability. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human? , The Sant Ocean Hall. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

American Experiments

Ongoing Tours & Activities Unity Square is home to American Experiments, a set of activities that invite you to explore, play, and connect with the people around you. Five experiments bring to life the themes of the surrounding exhibitions—participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism. You’ll reflect on the history of the nation we build together and consider your own role in creating the nation of tomorrow. “American Experiments” was developed by the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Exploratorium of San Francisco, and was made possible by a gift from the Julie and Greg Flynn Family Fund. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Audio Tours (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. Our curators and other experts will guide you through the museum. There is a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults.   The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our Democracy, A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: 1 and 2 Center. Cost: Admission $7.00 each or $6.00 if you buy more than one. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Ride Simulators (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (ride approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of four simulators. Experience the thrill of careening through an action-packed roller-coaster course or racing in futuristic high-speed hovercars. Choose your adventure: Cosmic Race , Bermuda Triangle , Solar Coaster , Grand Prix Raceway , Astro Canyon , Glacier Run. Note: Simulator accommodates up to 8 people per ride. Children must be 42 inches tall unless riding with an adult. Open the same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Simulator Gallery, Lower Level. Cost: Tickets always available for purchase at the entrance to the simulator gallery and may also be available at either Welcome desk. Admission Per Ride - $7.00 per person Payment Options: - Cash, VISA, and MasterCard. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Spark!Lab

Ongoing Tours & Activities Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity. Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Spark!Lab, First Floor, West Wing. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds, Landmark Object: Ralph Baer's Workshop, Inventing in America. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit invention.si.edu.

Wonderplace

Ongoing Tours & Activities This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians. Weekdays On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times. Weekends and Federal Holidays On weekends and federal holidays, we may use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time if needed. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West. The last entry is at 3:30 p.m. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Wonderplace, 1 West. Cost: Free; first come, first served. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flight Simulators: Fly or Ride! (all day)

Ongoing Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of two simulators. Choose your adventure: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in an F-4 Phantom II -- as you pilot the simulator into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round , Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: West Wing, Gallery 103, Simulator Gallery. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater or Planetarium ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options - At Simulators: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At IMAX and… Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Ask Me! Docents

Ongoing Tours & Activities Curious about something you see? Ask a question, and get the inside story!  Visitors are encouraged to talk with docents stationed in galleries throughout the Museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Ask about a docent at the welcome desk or look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries. Cost: Cost:  Free; walk-up Ask Me! Docents is subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. – No programs on most federal holidays. Related Exhibition: Power of Place. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

Ask Me! Docents

Ongoing Tours & Activities Curious about something you see? Ask a question, and get the inside story!  Visitors are encouraged to talk with docents stationed in galleries throughout the Museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Ask about a docent at the welcome desk or look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries. Cost: Cost:  Free; walk-up Ask Me! Docents is subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. – No programs on most federal holidays. Related Exhibition: Power of Place. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

Check It Out

Ongoing Activities Check it out! Find our cart in the gallery and check out a kit to use inside the Museum. Kits include a children’s book, suggested artworks for viewing, and hands-on materials. This program is a partnership between Smithsonian Libraries and the Hirshhorn. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Level 3. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flight Simulators: SpaceWalk or Wings (throughout the day)

Ongoing Tours & Activities Ride Simulators: (approximately 5 min.) Take an exciting virtual trip on board one of three ride simulators. Choose your adventure: Take a 3-D journey aboard the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station or experience the thrill of a flight in both vintage and jet-age aircraft. Note: Ride Simulators accommodate up to 8 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.   , Interactive Flight Simulators: (approximately 6 min.) Try to become a jet combat "ace" -- in one of two F-4 Phantom II interactive flight simulators -- as you pilot your aircraft into 360-degree barrel rolls. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Note: Interactive Flight Simulators accommodates 1 to 2 people per ride. For safety reasons, children must be 48 inches tall. Year-Round: , Daily: Open same hours as museum. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Main Level, near the simulators. Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or at the Simulator Gallery. Admission Per Ride: - Ride Simulator: $8.00 per person - Interactive Flight Simulator: $10.00 per person - Add a Simulator: $1.00 off with the purchase of an IMAX Theater ticket - Groups: Discounts available; ask at the Box Office or at the Flight Simulators - For reservations, call 202-633-4629 or 1-866-868-7774 (toll-free) Payment Options: - At Simulator: Cash, VISA, or MasterCard - At Box Office: Cash or major… Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region.  Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd floor. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Bison In Our Backyard

Smithsonian Castle siedu Did you know that Bison lived behind the Castle? Come learn about how one baby bison helped to inspire the conservation movement that saved his species from extinction. Inquire at the Castle information desk for the cart’s location. Weather permitting—it will be outside in the Haupt Garden, behind the Castle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: check at Castle Information Desk for location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

America's Long-Distance Passenger Trains: On Track for a Renaissance or Extinction?

Resident Associate Program As America marks the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike that completed the transcontinental railroad and linked the nation, join experts who address the future of long-distance passenger trains. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245341?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Cultures of the Mekong

Resident Associate Program The Mekong weaves through 2,700 miles and thousands of years of Southeast Asian history. Robert DeCaroli, associate professor in the department of history and art history at George Mason University, explores the myriad of cultures that evolved along this massive waterway. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245340?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art

Resident Associate Program Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral-as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3113, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245152?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Resident Associate Program Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245140?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Infant Investigators - Undersea Expedition

Early Enrichment Center SEEC's workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Our learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. Class Theme: Undersea Expedition Your infant may be too young to get their scuba diving license, but you can never be too young to learn about ocean animals. Discover what lies beneath the ocean and how we can explore the deep waters through fishing and diving. Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 0, Ground Level Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $30. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13932/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-infant-investigators. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Toddler Trailblazers - Strawberry Jam

Early Enrichment Center Strawberry Jam Strawberry season —the perfect time to not only discover how jam is made, but also take a trip back in time when many families would can their own food and store it for the winter. Families will have a great time picking real strawberries and making some pretend jam at the American History Museum. Museum Visit | National Museum of American History. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Constitution Ave. Lobby. Cost: $43. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13933/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-toddler-trailblazers. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Farm Fish Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Interactive Carts

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents stationed at carts help visitors get their hands on history and learn about the museum's collections. Activities include operating a cotton gin, peeking through a stereoscope, experiencing what it felt like to wear a corset, using a press to print a card, and copying a letter the way Jefferson did. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Please note: Activity subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Spotlight Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object. Look for the "Docent on Duty" signs posted outside the exhibition entrances. Year-Round: Available most days between 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Notes: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Varies. Check at Information Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

How to look at art

One time events Are you interested in art but not sure where to start? How to Look at Art provides straightforward tips for looking at, thinking about, and connecting to challenging works of modern and contemporary art. Spend the hour looking closely and making connections with a single artwork. This edition of the program will explore Isamu Noguchi’s Lunar Landscape to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.  Art history degrees are not required! Meet in the Lobby. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Lobby. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Bilingual Story Time

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children  to discover the world around them together at our bilingual Spanish and English Story Time. Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Byrne Education Loft. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Space Journalism: From Apollo to the Future

One-Time Events News coverage of Apollo 11 captivated the world, but how we report on space exploration, and the public reaction to that, has changed greatly in the half-century since Armstrong’s giant leap. The National Air and Space Museum and USA Today present a discussion on the history and future of space journalism, with museum historian Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, Florida Today Space Reporter Emre Kelly, and USA Today Network Design Director of Emerging Tech Ray Soto. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: National Mall. Cost: Free. Related Events: Apollo 50 Festival. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Open Studio: Family Mindfulness

Kids and Family Beat the heat with your little ones during our summer meditation series! Take a moment to pause and reflect in front of artworks in the Freer’s permanent collection. Then, admire nature’s beauty in the courtyard with a series of facilitated activities to help deepen self-awareness. Finally, we’ll slow things down and experience guided breathing, storytelling, and other beginner-friendly mindfulness techniques led by instructors. Come ready to move in comfortable clothes. For ages four and above with adult companions. No registration required. First-come, first-served. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

A Celebration of African Americans at NASA

One-Time Events July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the first-time man walked on the moon. Since then the U.S. has sent many astronauts into space. Despite the U.S. being one of the leaders in the space race, it would be nearly 15 years after man’s first steps on the moon until the first African American, Guy Bluford would launch into space. In total, there have been 20 African American Astronauts. This event is a celebration of African Americans at NASA as we share their stories and contributions using engaging activities about space and space travel to enhance the visitors’ experiences and learning. Activities include Learning about the African American engineers, scientists and astronauts who have worked at NASA , Hands-on STEM activities highlighting African American space flight contributions , Opportunities to touch meteorites and astronaut gear , A presentation by African American astronaut Alvin Drew at 1:45pm. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms; Explore More! Gallery. Cost: This is a free event. Visitors with museum entry passes can attend. Visitors without entry passes for the day will need e-tickets for entry into the museum. Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8090369/a-celebration-of-african-americans-at-nasa-washington-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-audience-engagement. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Daily Zoo Programs Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM , Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Object Spotlight – Southern Railway Car No. 1200

Ongoing Tours & Activities Objects connect us to people, places, and stories. Visit the Southern Railway No. 1200, a segregated passenger from the Jim Crow era. Get the inside scope, about the role of Pullman porters and coach attendants—key figures in the African-American community. Join a docent for a 15 minute exploration of Southern Railway No. 1200, a railroad passenger car from the "Jim Crow" era. NOTE: Object Spotlight is subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. – No programs on most federal holidays. No Registration Required. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Meet by the railcar, on Concourse Level 2 in the Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom exhibit. Cost: Free; walk-up. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlights tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Tours will occur at the following times: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:45 AM.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Ongoing Activities Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more! Before or after story time, enjoy our family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. 11:45am Tuesday-Sunday. All ages welcome. No reservation required. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Explore! space, first floor. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:45 AM. For more info visit npg.si.edu.

Book Signing: Picturing Apollo 11 and The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy

One-Time Events Authors J.L. Pickering and John Bisney sign copies of their two titles, Picturing Apollo 11 and The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy.  Picturing Apollo 11 is an unprecedented photographic history of the space mission that defined an era. Through a wealth of unpublicized and recently discovered images, this book presents new and rarely-seen views of the people, places, and events involved in the pioneering first moon landing of July 20, 1969. The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy captures the compelling story of President Kennedy's role in shaping the United States space program, set against the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The stunning collection of photographs, documents and artifacts illustrates Kennedy's close association with the race to space during his storied time in office. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Enterprises. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Outside Museum Store. Cost: Free. Books to be signed available for purchase. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Book Signing: Space Race

One-Time Events Author Sarah Cruddas signs copies of her new children's book, The Space Race. Propelled by recent scientific discoveries and printed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Space Race is an essential children's handbook to understanding every aspect of the history, and future, of human space travel. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Outside Museum Store. Cost: Free. Books to be signed available for purchase. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Reptile Volunteer Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Meet a Reptile Discovery Center volunteer to learn about one of the fascinating species within the exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

USA Today Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experience

Smithsonian Castle siedu See a live demo of USA Today's 321 Launch app, which will feature an 8-day live augmented reality broadcast of the Apollo 11 mission. The demo will take place at the Smithsonian Castle. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: first floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Apollo 50. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer

Tours Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the Freer. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at the Freer Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note: Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2nd floor, West. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Object Spotlight – Southern Railway Car No. 1200

Ongoing Tours & Activities Objects connect us to people, places, and stories. Visit the Southern Railway No. 1200, a segregated passenger from the Jim Crow era. Get the inside scope, about the role of Pullman porters and coach attendants—key figures in the African-American community. Join a docent for a 15 minute exploration of Southern Railway No. 1200, a railroad passenger car from the "Jim Crow" era. NOTE: Object Spotlight is subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. – No programs on most federal holidays. No Registration Required. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Meet by the railcar, on Concourse Level 2 in the Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom exhibit. Cost: Free; walk-up. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM.

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 12:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the highlights of the museum.  Meet at the Information Desk on the first or second floor. Year-Round: Daily at 10:15 AM and 1 PM.  Additional tours may be offered at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM as docents are available; please check at either Information Desk for daily schedules. Please Note: Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Welcome Desks, 1 Center and 2 Center. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docents who will lead a tour of the highlights of the Museum. Daily: 10:30 AM and 1 PM Note: Additional tours may be offered as posted at the Welcome Center. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Event Location: Meet at tour desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Ongoing Activities Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history. The kits offer a self-guided tour, “Seek and Find” cards, “Portrait Detective” and “Historian Guides,” and a “Compare and Contrast” activity using a doll. Visitors can check out kits just outside of the National Portrait Gallery’s education center, room E151 on the first floor. Kits must be returned prior to 4 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Portrait Story Days: Marian Anderson

Ongoing Activities Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Education Center. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exploring Art + Technology Labs: Representations Remixed

American Indian Museum NY Explore the exhibition T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America and create multimedia projects inspired by T.C. Cannon that examine themes of identity, representation, and place. Learn more about your favorite portraits in the exhibition and create your own mixed media portrait using paper, photographs, paint, and more. Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Join us in the new imagiNATIONS Activity Center every first and third Saturday of the month to tinker, make, learn, and create!  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Themes and projects change every month. Please check our website for updates. To register a group with 8 and more participants, please contact: NMAI-NY-education@si.edu / (212) 514-3710. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: iAC Classroom, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Please register. Related Exhibition: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Daily Zoo Programs Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Daily Zoo Programs Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Live Tarantula Feedings

Ongoing Tours & Activities Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo. Year-Round: Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM , Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM Note - Demonstrations offered unless otherwise posted. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Insect Zoo, O. Orkin. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.mnh.si.edu.

Flights of Fancy -- Stories for Children

Ongoing Activities Hear museum staff read children's stories about aviation or space exploration; then try your hand at an art activity. See the National Air and Space Museum website for today's title. Year-Round: Most Thurs. & Fri.: 11 AM , Most Sat.: 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Visit the National Air and Space Museum website for story time location. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

F|S in Focus

Tours Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A different piece is featured every day. Visit the F|S in Focus (click on link) calendar approximately ten days for the talk you wish to attend to see the featured works. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Sackler Visitor Services Desk at 1:30pm | Meet at Freer Visitor Services Desk at 2:30pm. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of one of the following: highlights of the museum, the America's Presidents exhibition, or one of the special exhibitions currently on view. Starting in September 2016 tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM.

Castle Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? Join us as one of our dynamic volunteer docents takes you on a tour to explore the highlights of the Smithsonian Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover the treasured stories revealed within James Smithson's crypt, the Great Hall, and the West Wing. We’ll see you at the Castle! Year-Round:  , Daily: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Note - Tour subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Meet at information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Nelson Mandela Day Workshop

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of African Art as we celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, along with the 25th anniversary year of the victory of democracy in South Africa, with a trunk show and hands-on art-making workshop led by Xhosa women from Mandela’s home vilage in Qunu, SouthAfrica. Learn the symbolism, tools, and techniques used to create intricate Xhosa beadwork. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Lecture Hall. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Daily Zoo Programs Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Daily Zoo Programs Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

Daily Zoo Programs An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Daily Zoo Programs Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Votes for Women

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Silent Sentinel Suffragist on her way to the 1917 White House Protests. How did suffragists heighten their efforts after seven decades of campaigning for the right to vote, and how did these efforts lead to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment? Showtimes: Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: American Democracy, 2 West. Cost: Free! Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Whistler's World: The Peacock Room and Whistler in Watercolor

Tours James McNeill Whistler introduced American collector Charles Lang Freer to Asian art and encouraged him to travel the world. In turn, Freer actively acquired all aspects of Whistler’s art, and today the Freer Gallery of Art has a world-renowned collection of works by Whistler, including the Peacock Room. Guides lead visitors on an hour-long tour of The Peacock Room in Blue and White and Whistler in Watercolor. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Information Desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: The Peacock Room in Blue and White and Whistler in Watercolor. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit www.freersackler.si.edu.

Join the Student Sit-Ins

Ongoing Tours & Activities How did student activists participate in the ongoing process of building America? The centerpiece of Coulter Unity Square, this play contextualizes the Greensboro Lunch Counter as an icon of the civil rights movement and an emblem of the transformative power Americans have to create the nation in which they want to live. The 30 minute interactive play transports visitors to a nonviolent protest training session a few weeks after the original sit-in that occurred at the F. W Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Exploring the intersection of race, civic activism, and religious inspiration, this program sets the stage for a conversation about how we all can shape the future of America. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Please note: Shows subject to actor availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Performances. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Unity Square, 2 West. Cost: Free! Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:28 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Daily Zoo Programs Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Walk-In Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler

Tours The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artwork across cultures and what sets them apart? Investigate artworks from across Asia, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Freer and Sackler Galleries. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Meet at the Sackler Information desk. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Highlifghts tour of the National Portrait Gallery. Beginning September 1, 2016, Highlights tours will occur as follows: Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: Noon , Most Sat. and Sun.: 11:45 AM and 3:15 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:15 PM.

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly guides who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum. 3:30 p.m. daily Note: No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Meet at the information desk in the lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily Zoo Programs Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Erth's Dinosaur Live Show

Daily Zoo Programs Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center Box Office and online. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $10 FONZ Member Adults (ages 13+): $8.50 Children (ages 2-12): $8 FONZ Member Children (ages 2-12): $6.80 Children under 2: Free. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_DINO&schedule=list. Related Events: Dino Summer at the National Zoo. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Docent's Choice Tour of the Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a Docent's Choice tour of the Portrait Gallery Beginning September 1, 2016, these tours will occur at the following times:. Year-Round: Most Mon.-Fri.: 2:30 PM , Most Sat. and Sun.: 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Note - On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the 1:30 PM tour may be offered in Spanish (depending upon demand). - Tours subject to docent availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:30 PM.

Fantastic Female Filmmakers: A League of their Own

One-Time Events You voted, we booked them! Thank you for taking the time to select and inquire about some truly fantastic female filmmakers! Based on your votes we are showing the following films by these iconic women: July 20 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN 5:00PM Directed by Penny Marshall Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. LOST IN TRANSLATION 7:15PM Directed by Sofia Coppola A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. July 21 MONSOON WEDDING 4:30PM Directed by Mira Nair A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. SELMA 6:55PM Directed by Ava DuVernay A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. We got so many wonderful w… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Theaters. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater. Cost: $10. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters/fantastic-female-filmmakers. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:08 PM.

PANDAS Movie

Daily Zoo Programs Pandas are coming to the big screen in the original film “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Visitor Center Auditorium. Cost: Adults (ages 13+): $9 Children (ages 2-12): $7.50 Children (under 2): Free Seniors (ages 60+):  $8 Military: $8 FONZ Members: $6.50. Get Tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=51529&event_val=19NZP_PANDAS&schedule=list. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:13 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

"I Am Woman" Paint a Portrait

One-Time Events The exhibitions I Am . . . Contemporary Women Artists of Africa and Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women celebrate the power, impact, and influential presence of African women. Tour the exhibitions and paint a portrait of your favorite African shero while listening to music showcasing the cultural influences of music from East Africa to the Gulf Coast. Presented as part of the 2019 Smithsonian Year of Music and in collaboration with Beteseb Art Children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Lecture hall. Cost: Free. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-am-paint-your-portrait-celebrating-women-in-african-arts-tickets-64543042979. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit africa.si.edu.

The Day We Walked on the Moon

Resident Associate Program For Smithsonian Associates members at the Advocate ($175) level or above: As part of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, Smithsonian Associates presents a special screening of the new Smithsonian Channel documentary The Day We Walked on the Moon-taking place exactly 50 years to the day after that momentous event. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/245683?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Fantastic Female Filmmakers: Lost in Translation

One-Time Events You voted, we booked them! Thank you for taking the time to select and inquire about some truly fantastic female filmmakers! Based on your votes we are showing the following films by these iconic women: July 20 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN 5:00PM Directed by Penny Marshall Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. LOST IN TRANSLATION 7:15PM Directed by Sofia Coppola A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. July 21 MONSOON WEDDING 4:30PM Directed by Mira Nair A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. SELMA 6:55PM Directed by Ava DuVernay A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. We got so many wonderful w… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Theaters. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Warner Bros. Theater. Cost: $10. Get Tickets: https://www.si.edu/theaters/fantastic-female-filmmakers. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM.

"The Eagle Has Landed" Late-Night Celebration

One-Time Events On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time. 50 years later, join us for a late-night celebration of the first Moon landing! Timed Programming: Trivia at 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm, and 12:15 am , "Eyewitness to Space: Art and the Apollo Program" at 9:00pm , Rebroadcast of Moon landing and first steps at 10:30 pm , A special countdown at 10:56 pm to celebrate the exact time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon , Apollo 11-themed musical performance by electronic-duo Quindar from 12am to 2am , Spacesuit Fashion Show at 1am Films (tickets required) Voyage Dans La Lune, with introduction by space history curator Michael Neufeld, 8:15 pm, free tickets required , "Mare Tranquillitatis" episode of HBO's From the Earth to the Moon.  Join the Museum and others around the country for a live tweet-along of the episode, all about the Apollo 11 Moon landing!  9:00 pm, free tickets required , To Plant a Flag, 10:15 pm, fees apply , Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, 11:15 pm, fees apply , … Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Demonstrations. Films. Gallery Talks & Tours. Performances. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Co-sponsor: This program is made possible by Boeing with additional support from Raytheon. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free, *some events require free tickets and films require purchased tickets*. Get Tickets: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/eagle-has-landed-late-night-celebration. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 AM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.