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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

With the closures of Smithsonian museums and facilities due to the pandemic, Smithsonian Associates in-person programs are temporarily suspended. We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we introduce Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you’ve come to expect from us.


Smithsonian Associates - Educating and Entertaining Audiences for More Than 50 Years

Live Streaming

Join author Melanie Choukas-Bradley for an intimate virtual forest-bathing walk. Plug your headphones or earbuds into your smartphone, get comfortable in your backyard or a favorite natural area, and immerse yourself in nature through a rejuvenating morning program.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Live Streaming

Kathy Reichs is known for her crime-fiction novels chronicling the adventures of Temperance (Bones) Brennan, a forensic anthropologist at the fictional Jeffersonian Institute. Join her as she uncovers the challenges of translating real-life drama into the stuff of fiction, discusses her dual careers, and shares stories behind her newest novel, A Conspiracy of Bones.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Live Streaming

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Date of event
Saturday, July 11 to August 1, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Live Streaming

Since the dawn of humankind, we have wondered if we are alone in the universe. Join professors of physics and astronomy from George Mason University to examine how science has progressed in furthering our understanding of this age-old question.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET