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The Evolution of Agriculture in Ants

Thursday, December 10
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Smithsonian Holiday Festival

December 5 & 6

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Explore the new
Renwick Gallery


Now open!

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Smithsonian Associates

Discovery Theater’s

Seasons of Light

An interactive performance that bridges communities and cultures the world over.

Nov. 30–Dec. 18

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Irving Penn

Beyond Beauty

Now on view »

Sōtatsu: Making Waves

Once-in-a-lifetime display of Japanese masterpieces.

Now on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries »

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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Visiting Us

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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IMAX® Theaters and Planetarium

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