The Smithsonian's premier 21+ after-hours event series—a unique mix of culture, art, history and science, including music, a cash bar, and special access to Smithsonian exhibits, collections, and experts.

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postsecrets revealed:
a party at the postal museum

Fri., November 7, 8–11 p.m. (Special VIP Access from 7-8 p.m.)

National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C.

Nothing spices up a party better than spilling a few secrets—and Frank Warren, author of newly released The World of PostSecret and the wildly popular PostSecret project, knows over one million of them. Join Warren for an inside look at the PostSecret phenomenon, craft your own mail art, and post or tweet a secret you’ve been wanting to tell. Enjoy music, cocktails, and the museum’s fascinating exhibits.

Copies of The World of PostSecret (William Morrow) are available for sale and signing.

Special features for VIP ticket-holders: Enjoy exclusive early access to the event with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres from 7 to 8 p.m.

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The Smithsonian Enid A. Haupt Garden at Night

Please note: This event replaces the Smithsonian at 8 program previously announced for October 31.


ZolaJesusHirshhorn: After Hours
40th Anniversary Celebration with Special Live Performance by Zola Jesus
Friday, October 17, 8 p.m.

Join us in marking the 40th anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum by viewing the new exhibitions Days of Endless Time and At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection, and to be part of the dynamic future of the Hirshhorn and the Smithsonian. The evening includes late-night gallery hours, curator-led tours, film screenings, and a live performance by Zola Jesus. 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 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>>


AmazonsAmazons! Finding the Ancient World’s Real Warrior Women
Thursday, November 20, 6:45 p.m.

Their prowess was the stuff of many cultures’ legends. New archeological discoveries point to evidence that women warriors could actually be found on the battlefield—not just in storytellers’ imaginations. Buy tickets>>


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