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A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
Mar 14 all-day
When caravans transported commodities to the Mediterranean world and Indian subcontinent, cities along trade routes like Timna (in today’s Yemen) became known for artistic production. Fine alabaster figures, impressive metal work, and funerary busts became hallmark’s of Yemen’s[...]
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 14 all-day
Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter. Her content tackles global issues of oppression and the role of[...]
Anytime Audio Tours
Anytime Audio Tours
Mar 14 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
We are proud to offer our newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make one of our guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put[...]
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 14 all-day
The Smithsonian American Art Museum present the first major retrospective on an artist born into slavery with this fascinating look into the work of Bill Traylor. Born in Alabama in 1853, Traylor lived through enslavement, the Civil[...]
Celebrating China @ Madame Tussauds
Celebrating China @ Madame Tussauds
Mar 14 all-day
In honor of the Chinese New Year, Madame Tussauds DC is displaying the wax figures of two Chinese icons, Carina Lau and Liu Xiang, for a limited time. Lau, who hails from Hong Kong, is[...]
Celebrating New American Gardens @ US Botanic Garden
Celebrating New American Gardens @ US Botanic Garden
Mar 14 all-day
Public gardens across America are engaging, inviting, and dynamic. Gardens are living creations, as they display seasonal changes along with a constant ebb and flow. This exhibit celebrates American gardens created or renovated within the[...]
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Day + Night Bus Tours of D.C.
Mar 14 all-day
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[...]
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms @ The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms @ The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum
Mar 14 all-day
Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.  In Enduring Ideals, Rockwell’s iconic paintings and works[...]
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Mar 14 all-day
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan 19 – Mar 31, 2019 Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm | Sun: noon–5pm Just like today, getting food from farm to table in the early modern British world was hard work. And just like today, most of[...]
Flickering Treasures @ National Building Museum
Flickering Treasures @ National Building Museum
Mar 14 all-day
Movie theaters are where our culture’s dreams and desires have been projected since the arrival of nickelodeons, providing an enchanting portal into a world where moviegoers could escape their everyday lives. Yet many historic theaters[...]
Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 14 all-day
Although digital images dominate visual culture today, the photobook remains a meaningful and thriving form. A deliberate, ordered, and sometimes narrative arrangement of photographic images bound in a book with little or no text, the[...]
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Mar 14 all-day
March Madness comes to the National Building Museum in the work of photographer Bill Bamberger. The Hoopsphoto exhibit shows outdoor public and private basketball courts and hoops from across the U.S. and around the world. Whether[...]
Inside Today’s FBI @ Newseum
Inside Today’s FBI @ Newseum
Mar 14 all-day
Explore headline-making FBI cases and learn how the bureau is fighting terrorism and cybercrime in this special update to one of the Newseum’s most popular exhibits. From the Boston Marathon bombing to the Internet’s sinister[...]
John Lennon: The Green Album @ The National Postal Museum
John Lennon: The Green Album @ The National Postal Museum
Mar 14 all-day
On display September 7, 2018 — July 7, 2019 John Lennon’s boyhood stamp album—including 565 stamps on more than 150 pages is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. The exhibition coincides with the U.S.[...]
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar 14 all-day
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[...]
Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Mar 14 all-day
See the best nature photography in the world on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. More than 26,000 photos were submitted for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and 60[...]
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum
Mar 14 all-day
Old Korean Legation Museum Tour @ Old Korean Legation Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Old Korean Legation is the cradle of Korea-U.S. friendship. In 1889, Korea (then Joseon) established her first diplomatic mission in the U.S. at Logan Circle, Washington, DC, but lost ownership of the legation building[...]
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey @ National Portrait Gallery
Mar 14 all-day
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey,” a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and[...]
Playball @ National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Playball @ National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Mar 14 all-day
National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Bldg.76, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.  The National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN) to host a baseball-themed exhibition.  Playball:  Navy and the National Pastime will debut on April 2, 2018[...]
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum
Mar 14 all-day
Postmen of the Skies @ Postal Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
On display until May 27, 2019 In addition to its permanent exhibition on the nation’s airmail service, the Postal Museum has a temporary exhibition, Postmen of the Skies. In 1918 the first regularly scheduled airmail service began operations.[...]
Private Walking Tour – $195
Private Walking Tour – $195
Mar 14 all-day
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[...]
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ Hirshhorn Museum
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse @ Hirshhorn Museum
Mar 14 all-day
Nov. 1 – April 28, 2019 Innovative Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will bring the largest interactive technology exhibition to the Hirshhorn in the museum’s history starting Nov. 1. Pulse will take up the entire Second Level, with[...]
The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim @ Korean Cultural Center
The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim @ Korean Cultural Center
Mar 14 all-day
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents The Culture of Time and Space, a new exhibition of digital media art that explores the convergence of Korean traditional beauty and contemporary technology, featuring works by Korean[...]
To Be a Woman @ Korean Cultural Center
To Be a Woman @ Korean Cultural Center
Mar 14 all-day
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents To Be a Woman, a special group exhibition featuring a diversity of art works by 45 Korean American artists from the Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington,[...]
Voice Array @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Voice Array @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Mar 14 all-day
The Mexican Cultural Institute presents Voice Array by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, in conjunction with Pulse, a series featuring three major interactive installations at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Voice Array allows visitors to interact with the piece by[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum
Mar 14 all-day
This exhibit mines the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum’s collection to show how artists surmount the limits of the material world. Spanning more than seventy works, the exhibition explores the ways artists express absence. Tracing parallel developments in[...]
Women Who Work, Care, And Create @ Zenith Gallery
Women Who Work, Care, And Create @ Zenith Gallery
Mar 14 all-day
Women who Work, Care, and Create Featured Artists: Elizabeth Ashe, Jacqui Crocetta, Michelle Dickson, Elissa Farrow Savos, Susan Freda, Katharine Owens, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Paula Stern, Emily Tucci At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 Show dates:[...]
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10:30 am Cub Corner @ College Park Aviation Museum
Cub Corner @ College Park Aviation Museum
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Come to the Cub Corner story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. To schedule a group larger than 10,[...]
9:00 am “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” Exhibit Closes @ Newseum, Level 2
“The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” Exhibit Closes @ Newseum, Level 2
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Today is your last chance to see this exhibit! On the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War” will showcase the work of Stars and[...]
9:00 am Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am
Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide
The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. is a free, mobile-friendly website that helps visitors and locals discover more than 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va. Expert commentary and more[...]
9:00 am The Marines and Tet @ Newseum
The Marines and Tet @ Newseum
Mar 14 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Family Program @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Family Program @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In honor of Women’s History Month, learn how American suffragists exercised their 1st Amendment rights and create your own mini banner. Meet behind the Statue of[...]
10:00 am Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The District Architecture Center is pleased to host Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, an exhibition of 27 regeneration projects from nine countries that demonstrate how culture can have a positive impact[...]
10:30 am Film: “Monster Hunt”
Film: “Monster Hunt”
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 10:30 am
Join students from DC’s Chinese language immersion schools to watch a 3-D adventure that broke box office records. Brush up on your Mandarin or simply relax and enjoy the fantastic tale of a time when[...]
11:00 am Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday Opens at 11:00 AM Last Admission at 5:00 PM Tours begin on the half hour Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Clara Barton’s Birthday). The Museum will[...]
11:00 am Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area[...]
12:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
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.
12:30 pm Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
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.
12:30 pm Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour
Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour
Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
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.
1:00 pm Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.  
2:00 pm Family Program March
Family Program March
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In honor of Women’s History Month, learn how American suffragists exercised their 1st Amendment rights and create your own mini banner. Meet behind the Statue of[...]
2:00 pm Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an[...]
2:15 pm Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Tour: Art across Cultures: Sackler
Mar 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Discover outstanding works of art from throughout Asia in an hour-long, docent-led tour through the special exhibitions in the Sackler. Explore art from varied time periods, countries, and cultures.
3:30 pm Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
Mar 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
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.
6:30 pm Tudor Nights: Raise a Glass to Prohibition! @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Tudor Nights: Raise a Glass to Prohibition! @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a unique look at Prohibition through the eyes of the Peter family at Tudor Place. This special salute to the Prohibition era features an exclusive opportunity to see rarely displayed objects and[...]
7:00 pm Attack on the USS Cole: Precursor to 9/11 @ National Law Enforcement Museum
Attack on the USS Cole: Precursor to 9/11 @ National Law Enforcement Museum
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In the early morning hours of October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked by two suicide bombers in Yemen’s Aden harbor. The assault left 17 sailors dead and 39 injured. The Naval Criminal Investigative[...]
7:30 pm Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
A Musical Fairy Tale with a Twist In Stephen Sondheim’s imaginative, darkly comical remix of beloved fairy tales, a baker and his wife set out to reverse a witch’s curse in hopes of having a[...]
8:00 pm Habib Koité @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Habib Koité @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Habib Koité, “Mali’s biggest pop star” (Rolling Stone) and one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, returns to The Barns for an innovative, guitar-filled performance. The performance of Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate scheduled[...]