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National Museum of Natural History


Sep
23 Mon
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Natural History Narratives: Deciphering the Unknown

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
RESERVATION Public Onsale: August 27, 2019 12:05 AM to September 23, 2019 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
So much of our planet remains unknown. Yet, all around us are clues ready to be deciphered: fossils, deep-sea animals, volcanoes, and meteorites.

Join Smithsonian explorers for an evening of personal stories about curiosity and the quest to better understand the natural world and our place in it. Afterward, spend time chatting with the scientists and seeing objects from the museum's collection that inspire their work.



Featured Speakers:



  • Geologist Ben Andrews

  • Research Geologist Cari Corrigan

  • Paleobiologist Karma Nanglu

  • Marine Scientist Karen Osborn

Oct
12 Sat
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World & Me Family Program: Dinosaur Draw-in

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:30 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $2.00
FAMILY MEMBER: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION / FAMILY MEMBER Registration Opens: August 19, 2019 12:13 PM to October 12, 2019 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This month, families will learn how to sketch their own dinosaur drawings from two of the world's top paleoartists, Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger, who will lead a Dinosaur Draw-in. This is a chance to learn what creating dinosaur art is all about from top experts!


Cost: Please register to guarantee a spot in the program. Reservation is $2.00 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.


Location: The Theater in the Q?rius Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Q?rius is located next to the Constitution Avenue entrance.

National Museum of Natural History Family Members receive 1 free reservation for up to 5 people. Learn about Family Memberships here.
$0.00 - $2.00
Oct
19 Sat
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Archaeology Family Day

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:00 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION Registration Opens: August 30, 2019 10:00 AM to October 19, 2019 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The National Museum of Natural History, the Society for American Archaeology, DC Historic Preservation Office, and Archaeology in the Community invite you to a family-friendly event celebrating International Archaeology Day!
- Talk to archaeologists. Learn about fascinating finds, career
paths, challenges in the field, and the joy of discovery.
- Do archaeology. Practice the skills archaeologists use to piece
together the past. Participate in mock excavations, illustration, and artifact analysis.
- Explore collections. Examine museum artifacts in the Q?rius
Collections Zone.
- Get resources. Find out about opportunities to get involved in
archaeology in your community.

Archaeology Family Day is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Registered guests will receive a special gift at the registration check-in table! This is a drop-in program, so come visit anytime during the program time.

Oct
26 Sat
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Family Game Night: Arctic Edition

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 5:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION Registration Opens: August 28, 2019 2:21 PM to October 26, 2019 1:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Looking for some serious family fun? Bring your competitive spirit to the museum for an evening of arctic and climate-themed activities for the whole family!
- Play different types of arctic-themed games for ages 10 and up
- Explore Arctic objects and specimens with anthropologists and other scientists
- Discover the Arctic ecosystem and the animals that live there through the games, puzzles, and hands-on activities designed for kids under 10

Location: Family Game Night will be located in Q?rius, the Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center on the Ground Floor on the north side of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.
Dec
14 Sat
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World & Me Family Program: Stripes of All Types

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:30 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $2.00
FAMILY MEMBER: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION / FAMILY MEMBER Registration Opens: August 19, 2019 12:12 PM to December 14, 2019 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Join us in welcoming special guest, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale! She will read and demonstrate how she created her book, Stripes of All Types, which celebrates the variety of stripes found on animals around the world. After her presentation, participants will do a craft activity to take home with them, and have the opportunity to purchase their own book to be personally inscribed by Ms. Stockdale.



Cost: Please register to guarantee a spot in the program. Reservation is $2.00 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.


Location: The Theater in the Q?rius Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Q?rius is located next to the Constitution Avenue entrance.

National Museum of Natural History Family Members receive 1 free reservation for up to 5 people. Learn about Family Memberships here.
$0.00 - $2.00

10th Street And Constitution Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
United States
National Museum of Natural History