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Aug
22
Wed
Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)
Aug 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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.

Science on a Sphere
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dwell Time: 15
Categories: Demonstrations,Gallery Talks & Tours,Kids & Families,Lectures & Discussions
Topics: Animals & Ecosystems,Intensive Interactives
Event Group: Girl Scouts,NMNH Education Center
Sponsor: Natural History Museum
Co-sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Venue: Natural History Museum
Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall
Cost: Free

Dive into dynamic visualizations on “Science on a Sphere” to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity. Hear how communities are making a difference.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 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: child children
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo/index.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.

Highlights Tours
Aug 22 @ 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 22 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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: child children
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:

– 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.

Aug
23
Thu
Exhibition Interpreters/Navigators (throughout the day)
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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.

Live Tarantula Feedings
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 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: child children
Link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo/index.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.

Highlights Tours
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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: child children
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:

– 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.