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National Park Service will implement metered parking around the National Mall starting June 12, 2017. Please visit the National Parks Service website
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Discovering Glass in Philadelphia
See Philadelphia in a new light as museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker guides a tour to four special sites: a museum, a spectacular Tiffany mosaic mural, a university glass studio, and a unique exhibit of glass art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Eugenia Cheng, author of Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, investigates the universe’s largest possible topic, demonstrating how one little symbol can hold the biggest idea of all.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Mallows Bay by Kayak: Ghost Ships and Bald Eagles
Mallows Bay on the lower Potomac is the site of a “ghost fleet” of nearly 200 wrecked vessels dating from the Revolutionary War through World War I. There’s no better vantage point than a two-person kayak from which to experience this dramatic collection, as well as to explore the bay’s marshy tributaries filled with abundant wildlife.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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.
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.