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Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum, participate in hands-on crafts projects, and view an IMAX film. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Distinctive Chesapeake Bay history and traditions are woven into the daily life of Tilghman’s Island and charming St. Michaels. Local historian Hayden Matthews provides a guide to them during a summer day spent near—and on—the water.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

John Whyte, a physician, author, and former chief medical expert at Discovery Channel, helps you learn how to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the latest outrageous health claims—and decide whether they are true or just plain wacky.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 6:45 AM

Join maritime historian Pete Lesher and discover the traditions of life on Tangier Island, a distinctive Chesapeake Bay community tied to the ways of the water.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Bestselling author and respected forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has found the perfect blend of her work and her art. Tonight, she discusses the challenges of translating real-life drama into the stuff of fiction, and a career that includes work on high-profile cases even she couldn’t make up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Welcome to the always-intriguing intersection of mathematics and art. In an evening filled with mind-blowing symmetrical images as well as some complex numbers, Frank Farris introduces the mathematics of symmetry and demonstrates how to create patterns from continuous waveforms.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Author Susan Casey dives into our fascination with the beautiful and intelligent creatures of the sea that provide the focus of her latest book.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veteran astronaut Don Thomas takes us on a virtual tour of the International Space Station now in orbit, for a glimpse of what it’s like aboard a laboratory adrift in space. He also considers the roles space stations and space colonies may play in the future.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM

In case you’ve been in the dark about this, 2015 is the International Year of Light. To help celebrate this cosmic gift, astrophysicist Anna M. Quider leads a Year of Light tribute focusing on its influence in history, science, art, and culture, followed by trivia challenges, refreshments, and light-hearted fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Enrique Ortiz, vice president and co-founder of the Amazon Conservation Association, paints a picture of Peru—one of the world’s most diverse regions—from the coastline, desert, and Andes mountains to the Amazonian rainforest.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 6:45 AM

Join maritime historian Pete Lesher and discover the traditions of life on Tangier Island, a distinctive Chesapeake Bay community tied to the ways of the water.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

A partnership between the Smithsonian and Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a rare chance to go behind the scenes at this center for cutting-edge energy science. This one-of-a-kind study tour brings you into the heart of Oak Ridge’s past and present, guided by the staff and the scientists who lead and conduct its research.

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