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series for young professionals—a unique mix of culture, art, history and science, including music, a cash bar, and special access to Smithsonian exhibits, collections, and experts.

our july 18 "a garden of wonders" event is over. we Hope you didn’t miss it!

We have updated the date and location for our next event to Fri., November 7 at the national postal museum.

MORE information will be available by mid-october.

Thank you for your patience.

The Smithsonian Enid A. Haupt Garden at Night



Henry RollinsHenry Rollins on the DC Punk Scene
Tuesday, October 14, 6:45 p.m.

Hometown boy Henry Rollins recalls his role in the influential hardcore punk scene of 1980s Washington and the trailblazing artists it spawned. Buy tickets>>


Wonder WomanThe Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wednesday, November 5, 6:45 p.m.

Historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore mixes early women’s-rights activism, pulp comics, an unconventional marriage, and the invention of the lie detector as she traces William Moulton Marston’s creation of the wildly popular female superhero. Buy tickets>>


Han SuesThe "Chicken from Hell" and the Last American Dinosaurs
Tuesday, November 18, 6:45 p.m.

The 500-pound feathered dinosaur dubbed the "Chicken from Hell" was an extraordinary creature. Join one of its discoverers, paleontologist Hans Sues, as he discusses the rich trove of late-Cretaceous-era dinosaurs found in the rocks of the Hell Creek Formation. Buy tickets>>


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Save the Date!

Friday, November 7, 2014*
National Postal Museum

*Note: Event details and ticket availability won't be posted until mid-October. Thank you for your patience.

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