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Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

LECTURE ONLY: Smithsonian Gardens staff introduce orchid novices to the beautiful species and its history, and provide guidance in choosing the right orchid and keeping it healthy and happy. An optional hands-on workshop portion lets you dig deeper.  

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

LECTURE & WORKSHOP: Smithsonian Gardens staff members introduce orchid novices to the beautiful species and its history, and provide guidance in choosing the right orchid and keeping it healthy and happy. A hands-on workshop portion lets you dig deeper. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Photographer Michael Soluri taught a crew of astronauts to capture their 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in vivid images. He brings his own memorable photographs of the people and the places of the space program to an evening in which he’s joined by four NASA pros who played key roles in the final service mission to the Hubble.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Ready to discover some surprising insights into mathematical principles? They’re all in the cards when educator-showman Colm Mulcahy dazzles with sleight of hand that brings math’s foundations to life.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Jim Zimbelman of the Air and Space Museum looks at the Arctic and Antarctic with a focus on the regions’ histories, climate, geology, and geography—and how each pole’s weather serves as an early preview of global climate change.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The scientific tools to return lost species like the woolly mammoth to life are within reach. Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer in ancient DNA research, discusses de-extinction's potential practical benefits and its ethical challenges

Friday, May 15, 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!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia reflects an ongoing interplay of human, ecological, geological, cultural, and technological forces that span hundreds of millennia. Join environmental and cultural-history interpreter Hayden Mathews as he tells the valley’s rich story.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Can ours be the only planet among the countless galaxies that can sustain life? The noted astrophysicist explores what we know now—and might learn in the near future—in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Anthony Fauci and global health. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Saturday, June 13, 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!

Friday, June 26, 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!

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!

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