Due to snow, the Smithsonian's National Zoo will open at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 17, 2018.
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from "Zhima Jie," the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They also journey to Zhima Jie to learn about the similarities in our view of the sky.
Our planet has a history full of exploration and intrigue. Visit the Looking at Earth exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall to see our progression of understanding and the technological advances made in order to gain a bigger picture of the world we live in.
Every morning at 10:30 AM, the Albert Einstein Planetarium offers a free showing of The Stars Tonight, One World One Sky, or What’s New in Space Science. Tickets for these free shows are available only at the box office.