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Bao Bao's First Birthday Celebration! | Sat., Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live from Q?rius: Science Webcasts Henry Rollins on the DC Punk Scene | Tues., Oct. 14, 6:45-8:45 p.m. ImaginAsia Activities for Young People Music at the Smithsonian

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

Smithsonian Associates Events

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

Daily Tours & Demonstrations

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

See the Tour Calendar

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

Smithsonian 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

Smithsonian Summer Camps »

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