Inside Science: Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
All-Day Tour

Members-Only Event: Take the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the laboratories and studios where scientific analyses and conservation treatments of the Smithsonian’s collections take place. The visit to the Suitland facility also includes a look at objects and collections that are never exhibited to the public.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Strange and Curious Smithsonian Jobs: Dove and Crowe—Their Work Is For the Birds

Smithsonian’s experts really do have some of the most curious specialties, which will be highlighted in an occasional “behind-the-scenes” series Strange and Curious Smithsonian Jobs. To kick things off, meet two scientists who study birds in unexpected ways.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Strange and Curious Smithsonian Jobs: Ear Wax and Glitter Poop

Go behind the scenes to hear from scientists who use samples from Smithsonian collections to trace the last 110 years of ocean contaminants and the life histories of baleen whales, and one who monitors the fluctuating hormone levels in some of your favorite zoo residents through a unique method. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.