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Friday, August 8, 2014 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!

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Biodiversity specialist Bob Szaro provides a guide to a country that strategically links two continents and whose natural beauty encompasses tropical jungles, swamps, magnificent beaches, and an incredible variety of wildlife.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Want to live hit that century mark? Start right now. John Whyte, an internal medicine physician, describes seven strategies you can implement today that will increase your chances of living longer.

Friday, August 22, 2014 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!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates follows the half-century quest to prove the existence of a particle that underlies the Standard Model of physics—and what its observation in 2012 means for our understanding of the universe.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Lava flows in the Shenandoah? Ancient undersea avalanches in Great Falls? Some of our favorite places to explore nature in the region have a fascinating geological past. Geologist Callan Bentley provides a glimpse into the histories beneath our hiking boots.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

NASA astronomer Sten Odenwald looks at the how the frontiers in astronomy and space science are being expanded and the tools that will help us further explore and understand the cosmos.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The original Star Trek series did far more than expand the boundaries of outer space. For Margaret Weitekamp of the Air and Space Museum, the 1960s show propelled social, cultural, and technological changes in life on planet Earth.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

How much are we defined as individuals—for better or worse—by what we know as personality traits? Todd Kashdan, a professor of psychology at George Mason University, suggests that there are deeper and more complex aspects of identity that can help guide our approach to life.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

For Resident Promoter members or below; Smithsonian staff; and eligible Friends of the Smithsonian members: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

For Resident Advocate members and above: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public. This ticket option includes VIP Pavilion access from 8 to 9 a.m.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

For Resident Advocate members and above: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public. This ticket option includes VIP Pavilion access from 9 to 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For Resident Advocate members and above: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public. This ticket option includes VIP Pavilion access from 10 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Lynn Sherr, a former ABC News reporter who covered the space program, discusses her new biography of the daring and brilliant woman who broke NASA’s “celestial ceiling.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Get a taste of the Shenandoah Valley’s history as you travel with geologist Callan Bentley to three Virginia vineyards to discover how their distinctive wines reflect the area’s ancient geological origins. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A new 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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