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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.

In-person Programs

Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand (In Person)
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Creative Sculptural Relief (In Person)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing (In Person)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Studio Portraiture (In Person)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Mother and Child Painting in Oil (In Person)
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Valentine's Day Bouquets: A Floral Workshop with Sarah von Pollaro (In Person)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics (In Person)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Confidence with Color in Quilting (In Person)
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Developing Your Sketchbook (In Person)
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Pastel: Cézanne-Inspired Still-Life Compositions (In Person)
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Enhanced Collage (In Person)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
A Day at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Adult Art Camp (In Person)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Felted and Dyed Nuno Scarves (In Person)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Exploring Encaustic (In Person)
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
An Orchid Afternoon: Intermediate Orchid Care (In Person)
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
J. Kenji López-Alt on The Wok
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Museum of Art: Frank Gehry’s New Vision
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
The B&O Railroad: A Century of Motive Power
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
The Best of Brooklyn
April 10 - 11, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Spring in the Brandywine River Valley
April 24 - 25, 2022, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET