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Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Do brain scans equal destiny? Psychiatrist Sally Satel and Gary Marcus, a research psychologist, discuss the controversial question of whether data gathered by neurotechnologies can provide fully accurate indicators of behaviors.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mark Historic Garden Week on Virginia’s Eastern Shore by visiting some of the area’s most impressive waterfront homes and gardens in a tour led by Cindy Brown of Smithsonian Gardens.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Members Only Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Get ready to immerse yourself in an interactive adventure at the Natural History Museum. Challenges, games, and crafts, as well as an IMAX film viewing are part of this specially designed sleepover program celebrating Dinosaur Hall.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM

In recent years, Ian Shive has spent as much time in America’s National Parks as a ranger. See the stunning images this conservation photographer has created, and learn what it takes—creatively, technically, and physically—to capture the perfect shot in some of our country’s most beautiful natural settings.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Volumes of information can be found in a skeleton or decomposing body. There are plenty of each at the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, whose director Dawnie Wolfe Steadman shares how the grim secrets unlocked by scientists aid work in law enforcement and human rights investigations.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Two Smithsonian Gardens staff members show you how to create a verdant oasis in many types of spaces using planter boxes, wooden barrels, hanging baskets, flower pots, and other vessels of all shapes, sizes, and materials.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Environmental historian and storyteller Hayden Mathews leads visits to three Calvert County sites as he interprets the rich and complex narrative of how the Mid-Atlantic region evolved over the millennia.

Saturday, May 17, 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, May 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

There are thousands of images of plants and animals in the Smithsonian’s collections ready to digitize as part of the boldly scaled research projects the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Encyclopedia of Life. Learn how you can play a hands-on role in making that happen.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Family Program: Get ready to soar in a morning of aviation-themed family activities, highlighted by an appearance by author and illustrator Peter Sis, who reads from his newest book, The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Fuel up on a continental breakfast, too.

Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM

More and more commercial, educational, and residential structures are turning often-neglected space into innovative green roofs. Get a close-up look at some area sites that reflect this growing trend when you spend a fascinating day several stories above street level with Bill Keene, a lecturer in history, urban studies, and architecture.

Saturday, June 14, 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, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Tossing and turning? Helene Emsellem, a neurologist, sleep specialist, and director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, provides plenty of practical tips to make the most of that important third of our life we spend in dreamland—or in many cases, trying to get there.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Paul Rhymer was a third-generation Smithsonian taxidermist, and now he’s a judge on AMC’s Immortalized. Walk with him through the Natural History Museum’s Hall of Mammals, where many of his (and his father’s and grandfather’s) stuffed creations still delight millions.

Saturday, June 28, 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!

Saturday, July 12, 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!

Saturday, July 26, 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!

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!

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!

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