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Smithsonian Associates In-person Programs

In-person Program Offerings

Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming that offer unparalleled access to the Smithsonian's world of knowledge.

If you live in or plan to visit the Washington, D.C., area we invite you to join us in person on the National Mall for selected individual programs and studio arts classes and workshops, as well as a range of local and regional destinations in our walking tours, full-day study tours, and overnight tours.

As you browse the online descriptions of upcoming in-person programs, please take note of the policies designed to ensure a safe and meaningful experience for all ticket buyers. Smithsonian Associates requires all participants to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend these programs.

At this time, our office staff are not mailing physical tickets for programs or maintaining in-person box office hours for the public. Please email CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org or call 202-633-3030 (M–F, 10–3 ET) if you have any questions.

Explore all our offerings in this month's digital program guide.

The Urban Geology of the National Mall
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Glenstone and the Phillips Collection: Private Collectors’ Visions
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
The U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Adult Art Camp - In Person
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
The U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden: Drawing Treasures - In Person
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Glenstone and the Phillips Collection: Private Collectors’ Visions
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Nature at its Best
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Flower Show
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
On the Female of the Species
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Booth's Escape Route
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Geraldine Brooks on the Heart of a Horse: A Novelist's Portrait
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Whistler to Cassatt at the VMFA
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography - In Person
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
New York: The Fashion Capital
July 17 - 18, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET
On-Location Photography - In Person
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Going 3D – Explorations in Alternative Surfaces and Forms - In Person
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Flash Class - In Person
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Knitting in Living Color - In Person
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: America’s Pastime in the Nation’s Capital
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Architecture on the Nation’s Front Lawn
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
A Natural History of the Mid-Atlantic: Stories of Calvert County, Maryland
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Architecture on the Nation’s Front Lawn
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Architecture on the Nation’s Front Lawn
Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo
September 9 - 12, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Gold-Rush California
October 16 - 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
The Road to Nashville
November 6 - 10, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET