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Mar 19 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
Check out newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make a guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put them on a GPS enabled app.[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
There are many other bus tours currently running. Be sure to read our comparison post on Washington, D.C. bus tours to help you navigate all the different bus tour options available to you, from open-top[...]
The Library of Congress dug into its vaults to present this enlightening and in-depth exhibit on the immense contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Drawn to Purpose stretches all[...]
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Join Hill Center Galleries for eight solo exhibitions featuring photographers. Learn more here. Viewfinders: Eight Photographers Karen Cohen | Surreality Jane Mann | Layers II Bruce McNeil Mike Mitchell | Four Seasons in the C&O[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Interested in taking a private walking tour? If you’re flexible with your timing and can book a private tour at the time listed, we can offer a discounted rate! These tours are offered at 10am-12pm[...]
Mar 19 all-day
Remembering Vietnam addresses 12 important moments in the Vietnam War. The National Archives’ Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery hosts this exhibit that features recently discovered documents that shed light on essential details of the war. Learn[...]
Mar 19 all-day
Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. Your groups will be able[...]
Your Community, Your Story – Through Jan. 6, 2019 The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is unlike any other in the District, utilizing the community around it to help shape exhibits, programs and collections. This display highlights some[...]
Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little[...]
Mar 19 @ 5:50 am – 6:30 am
At Super Soccer Stars, dynamic coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve his or[...]
Mar 19 @ 6:40 am – 7:20 am
At Super Soccer Stars, dynamic coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve his or[...]
Show dates: January 23- April 28, 2018 At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday February 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM   Featuring: Beatriz Blanco, Chas Colburn, Robert Freeman, Margery E.[...]
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It provides insight into[...]
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am
‘The Marines and Tet’  The infamous Tet Offensive is given in-depth treatment with this exhibit at the Newseum. The unexpected strike from the North Vietnamese forces on the Tet holiday altered the course of the Vietnam[...]
Within months of the end of WWII, the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) began marketing it’s spin-proof, stall-resistant, anyone-can-fly Ercoupe. The airplane was the work of the brilliant designer, Fred Weick, and was marketed as[...]
A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall, (Una oscura y escandalosa caída de piedras), is a collaborative installation by Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta, artists from both sides of the Mexico-United States border. A site specific exhibit, A[...]
 The printed images in early modern books are a visual delight, but many also add key information and a different or unique perspective. Curated by Caroline Duroselle-Melish, the Folger’s curator of early modern books and[...]
Eight posters from famous as well as rarely seen or lost Berlin UFA films from the 1920s and 30s portray women as heroines or seductresses, debutantes or harlots. From Sumurun to Metropolis, women are vying for power in[...]
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am
Hung Liu In Print invites viewers to explore the relationship between the artist’s multi-layered paintings and the palpable, physical qualities of her works on paper. To make her prints, Liu (b. 1948) uses an array of printing and[...]
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
DC By Foot is pleased to present our pay-what-you-like walking tour of the monuments and memorials of the National Mall in Washington D.C.! This highly engaging tour will take you through the heart of the[...]
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchid Spectrum exhibit @ U.S. Botanic Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Come immerse yourself in our annual orchid show, presented in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Found on every continent except Antarctica, orchids showcase a wide spectrum of diversity in color, shape, size, habitat, scent, and many[...]
When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, powered flight was barely a decade old. Explore how we developed from fragile aircraft able to fly only a few hundred feet to the[...]
This new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art is one of the most anticipated of the spring season. In Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, some 115 photographs, portraits, landscapes and figurative studies will offer both a sweeping[...]
Did you know that a village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon eats most of its mail? Or that America’s newest national park was once so secret it used an undercover address? “Trailblazing: 100[...]
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts @ The National Museum of African Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Experience African art from a new perspective in this expansive exhibition that comes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art on Nov. 4. More than 300 works of art will be featured across seven[...]