Notice to Our Patrons
National Park Service will implement metered parking around the National Mall starting June 12, 2017. Please visit the National Parks Service website
for more information.
Niagara Falls: A Summer Spectacular
One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a memorable dinner in one of Ontario’s most historic and charming towns.
Depart: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
D-Day: Success Against the Odds
Christopher Hamner, an associate professor in the department of history and art history at George Mason University, explores the experiences of the rank-and-file GIs on D-Day as they endured the chaos and terror of what was, for many, their first experience under fire.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
From Idea to IPO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success
Successful Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur Danielle Tate provides an informative look at the basic tenets of entrepreneurship, drawing on the stories of real entrepreneurs for illustration.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
All the Presidents' Gardens
From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, the White House grounds have mirrored American garden history and changing fashions in horticulture and design. Author Marta McDowell offers a survey of their transformations and traditions, featuring the presidents, first ladies, and their gardeners.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Mario Livio on What Makes Us Curious
The ability to ask “why?” makes us uniquely human. In a fascinating and entertaining evening, renowned astrophysicist and author Mario Livio surveys and interprets cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience that aims at exploring and understanding the origin and mechanisms of our curiosity.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.