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Road Closures - Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20

There will be numerous road closures on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, due to the 50th celebration of Apollo 11 moon landing taking place on the National Mall. Travel by metro will not be affected, however, it is anticipated that there will be increased passenger traffic.

Special Events

Smithsonian Associates hosts a variety of large-scale events throughout the year that rely on volunteer support for their success.

These include our Smithsonian Sleepovers, where volunteers lead creative learning activities for children ages 8–12 years old, our annual Breakfast at the Zoo members-only event, and Smithsonian at 8 after hours events for young professionals.

To learn more about these occasional or one-time type of volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator by email at or call 202-633-8596.