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How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs

Thursday, October 8
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT

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Global Folklorist Challenge

Explore and share a community tradition.

Competition for kids ages 8-18. Open now!

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Smithsonian Associates Presents

Deepak Chopra: A New Understanding of Well-Being

Friday, Nov. 13
6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

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The Power of a Postcard

On view at the National
Postal Museum

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TATTOOS: Telling stories in the flesh

Q&A with anthropologist
Lars Krutak

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Innovation Festival

Bring ideas to life!

September 26 and 27

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Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Now on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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Join us as a digital volunteer!

Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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Smithsonian Mobile

Your FREE mobile guide to
visiting our museums

Discover what you can see and do, search our collections, add your tips and photos!

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National Museum of Natural History Presents

A new APP for the BONE HALL

See skeletons in a new way with 3-D graphics, games, video, and more!

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Most museums are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery are open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All are closed Dec. 25.

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