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Jazz Appreciation Month: April 2015 Join us for Cherry Blossom Festival Events at the Freer and Sackler Galleries Faces of Love with the Washington National Opera | Thursday, Apr. 9, 7 p.m. National Math Festival: Discover the Math Behind the Science | Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. De-Extinction: A Mammoth Undertaking: Can Ancient DNA Re-create Lost Species? | Monday, May 4, 6:45 p.m.

Featured Events

IMAX, Planetarium, & Theater

Smithsonian IMAX™ Theater

Smithsonian IMAX® Theaters

Our giant-screen films offer an immersive experience that complements our exhibitions.

Albert Einstein Planetarium

Albert Einstein Planetarium

Feel the sensation of zooming through the cosmos, enveloped in color saturated moving images and spine-tingling sound.

Discovery Theater puppet

Discovery Theater

Live performing arts theater with educational and cultural programs for both kids and adults.

The Smithsonian Associates

The Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performs

Educating and entertaining audiences for over 45 years with performances, lectures, studio arts courses, study tours, and more!
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Daily Tours & Demonstrations

Most museums offer free highlights tours and regularly scheduled exhibition tours.

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Arrange a Group Tour

For Kids & Families

The Smithsonian has a variety of special programs for kids and families—storytelling, performances, craft workshops, and more.

Events & Activities

Visitor Information for Kids

Kids in their sleepover t-shirts

Sleepovers »

The American History Museum or the Natural History Museum is all yours during a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, a film, and more.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp »

Explore, discover, and create during Smithsonian Summer Camp. With a wide variety of camps for all ages and interests, you're sure to find something to boost your child's summer fun.