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A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen @ Freer Sackler
Mar 26 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[...]
A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology @ DAR Museum
A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology @ DAR Museum
Mar 26 all-day
Today’s culture makes it easy for American women to engage in the world around them, thanks to advances in both women’s rights and technology. But between 1820 and 1920, many women chose to respond to[...]
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 26 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 26 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[...]
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 26 all-day
By the late 1960s, the United States was in pitched conflict both in Vietnam, against a foreign power, and at home—between Americans for and against the war, for and against the status quo. Artists Respond: American[...]
Capitol Hill Tours
Capitol Hill Tours
Mar 26 all-day
All visitors tour the historic areas of the Capitol on a guided tour. The Capitol Visitor Center welcomes visitors from across the United States and around the world. Identification is not required to enter the[...]
Celebrating China @ Madame Tussauds
Celebrating China @ Madame Tussauds
Mar 26 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 26 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 26 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[...]
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 26 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 26 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 26 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[...]
Hill Center Galleries @ Hill Center
Hill Center Galleries @ Hill Center
Mar 26 all-day
TREEmendous Juried Exhibition Juror Carole Ottesen, writer, photographer and illustrator specializing in garden subjects, chose the work of 98 artists for an exhibition that focuses on the beauty of trees. Co-sponsored by the Capitol Hill[...]
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Hoops @ National Building Museum
Mar 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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[...]
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar 26 all-day
Through maps, videos, and paintings that highlight the voices and stories of former Vietnamese refugees, Tiffany Chung probes the legacies of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. A centerpiece of the exhibition is a new[...]
Voice Array @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Voice Array @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Mar 26 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 26 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 26 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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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 26 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Open House – The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House
Open House – The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open House - The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum @ L. Ron Hubbard House | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Open House from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm  This Dupont Circle landmark is the original site of the first Founding Church in the world in Washington D.C. Here, the prolific American writer, explorer, and founder,[...]
10:00 am The Way We Wear @ Embassy of Australia
The Way We Wear @ Embassy of Australia
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Way We Wear @ Embassy of Australia
The Way We Wear Contemporary wearables from School of Art & Design Australian National University Featured artists: Dean Cross, Jacqueline Bradley, Larah Nott, Phoebe Porter, Rebecca Mayo, Sian Watson, Boya Yu, & The Uniform Project:[...]
10:00 am Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Tudor Tot – Tuesdays, Spring Sessions @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Tudor Tot – Tuesdays, Spring Sessions @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join our weekly program tailored to inspire creativity and stimulate the senses. Toddler-approved activities are based on a weekly theme and include songs, stories, crafts, and movement. Parents/caregivers must remain with children at all times.[...]
10:45 am One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 26 @ 10:45 am
Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they[...]
11:00 am Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth! @ The Mansion on O & O St Mueum
Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth! @ The Mansion on O & O St Mueum
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Secret Door Tour – Be a Super Sleuth When: Daily 11am – 3pm based on availability – (check website for additional dates & times) Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020[...]
11:30 am F|S in Focus
F|S in Focus
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Do you want to learn about an intriguing object or a favorite work of art in our collections? Join a museum guide for an in-depth exploration (20 to 30 minutes) of one exceptional work. A[...]
12:15 pm Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation and Mindfulness
Mar 26 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Meditation is the process of moving from the busyness of our external environment to a place of inner quietude. In this way, meditation is simple—but frequently it doesn’t feel easy. Our lives are full, and[...]
12:15 pm Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Walk- In Tour: Art across Cultures: Freer
Mar 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Halls of the Senate @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Mar 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 Free Landmark Lecture: The Power of Family @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Free Landmark Lecture: The Power of Family @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Children of the Pater Patriae: George Washington’s Step-Grandchildren and the Power of Family, presented by Cassandra Good, Assistant Professor of History, Marymount University No family better displayed the enduring value of family ancestry in the[...]
7:30 pm Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
11:45 pm One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 26 @ 11:45 pm
Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they[...]