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Aug
20
Mon
Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Dwell Time: 10
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems,Anthropology
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: Ground Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://qrius.si.edu/

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

Butterfly Pavilion
Aug 20 @ 10:15 am – 10:15 am

Dwell Time: 15
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems,Intensive Interactives
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit
Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc., visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution:
-> http://www.butterflies.si.edu/ Web site.

Prices per ticket:
Adults $7.50
Seniors $7 (60+)
Children $6.50 (2 to 12)

Tuesdays:
No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available only at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/
Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution
Keywords: child children toddler toddlers
Link: http://www.butterflies.si.edu/

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world.

Regular Hours:

– Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM.

Extended Hours:

– 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM.
Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here: -> http://www.si.edu/Visit/Hours

Highlights Tours
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
Topics: Ancient Histories,Animals & Ecosystems,Anthropology,Dinosaurs,Geology, Gems & Minerals,Indigenous
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk
Cost: Free; walk-in

Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum.

Notes
– Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur.
– No tours on most federal holidays.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Categories: Demonstrations,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo
Cost: Free; walk-in
Related Exhibition: O. Orkin Insect Zoo
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo.html

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:
– Mon.- 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.

Story Time
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Venue: Postal Museum
Event Location: Byrne Education Loft
Cost: Free

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children (ages 2-3) to discover the world around them together at weekly 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!

Missed the 10:30 am Story Time? Don’t worry, the program is repeated at 11:00 am!

The Story Time takes place in the Byrne Education Loft on Mondays, except on Federal Holidays. 

Highlights Tour
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: Postal Museum
Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices,Wheelchair accessible

Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum.

Story Time
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:20 am

Venue: Postal Museum
Event Location: Byrne Education Loft
Cost: Free

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children (ages 2-3) to discover the world around them together at weekly 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!

Missed the 10:30 am Story Time? Don’t worry, the program is repeated at 11:00 am!

The Story Time takes place in the Byrne Education Loft on Mondays, except on Federal Holidays.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Categories: Demonstrations,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo
Cost: Free; walk-in
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo.html

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:
– Mon.- 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.

Highlights Tour
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Venue: Postal Museum
Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices,Wheelchair accessible

Look for our friendly docent who will give a 30-minute tour of the highlights of the museum.

Year-Round:
Most days: 11 AM and 1 PM; check the date of your visit for tour availability

Highlights Tours
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
Topics: Ancient Histories,Animals & Ecosystems,Anthropology,Dinosaurs,Geology, Gems & Minerals,Indigenous
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk
Cost: Free; walk-in

Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum.

Notes
– Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur.
– No tours on most federal holidays.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Categories: Demonstrations,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, O. Orkin Insect Zoo
Cost: Free; walk-in
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo.html

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:
– Mon.- 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.

Aug
21
Tue
Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Dwell Time: 10
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems,Anthropology
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: Ground Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://qrius.si.edu/

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

Butterfly Pavilion
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am – 10:15 am

Dwell Time: 15
Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems,Intensive Interactives
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 2nd Floor, West, Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Exhibit
Cost: Tickets can be purchased in advance (see Purchase Tickets Web link below), or in person on the day of your visit at either of the Butterfly Pavilion Ticket Desks. For more information about the hours of operation, timed entry policy, ticket prices, group rates, etc., visit the Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution:
-> http://www.butterflies.si.edu/ Web site.

Prices per ticket:
Adults $7.50
Seniors $7 (60+)
Children $6.50 (2 to 12)

Tuesdays:
No charge, but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available only at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get Tickets: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflies/tickets/
Related Exhibition: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution
Keywords: child children toddler toddlers
Link: http://www.butterflies.si.edu/

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world.

Regular Hours:

– Daily: 10:15 AM-5:30 PM; last timed ticket at 5 PM.

Extended Hours:

– 10:15 AM-6:30 PM; last timed ticket at 6 PM.
Except regular hours apply when the museum closes early for a special event; for dates, click here: -> http://www.si.edu/Visit/Hours

Highlights Tours
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
Topics: Ancient Histories,Animals & Ecosystems,Anthropology,Dinosaurs,Geology, Gems & Minerals,Indigenous
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: Meet in Rotunda, 1st floor, near information desk
Cost: Free; walk-in

Look for our friendly volunteer who gives a tour of the highlights of the museum.

Notes
– Tours subject to volunteer availability; last-minute cancellations may occur.
– No tours on most federal holidays.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Dwell Time: 10
Categories: Demonstrations,Kids & Families
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems
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
Keywords: insect child children toddler toddlers
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo.html

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.