Washington DC Events

(For a list of annual events in Washington DC, visit our Annual Events Page)

Visit the “Orchid Exhibit Family Festival” at the Natural History Museum on February 21, 2015

OrKID Family Festival

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the world of orchids at the “Orchid Exhibit Family Festival” in the Evans Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10am – 2pm. This fun-filled day of free activities celebrates the exhibition, Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty. The event is […]

Winter Events at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, offers special activities at the home of the first president! Take tea with “Martha Washington” or learn about the decorative arts of Mount Vernon through a new tour. Listen to a free book talk at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Experience […]

January 2015 Programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

January 2015 Programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC Programs are free and open to the public unless ticket information is noted. Art Talks and Activities Modern Art Conservation – Guided Looking Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6pm Feel like you don’t “get” contemporary art? Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for gallery talks […]

January 2015 Events at the National Building Museum

January 2015 Events and Exhibits at the National Building Museum in Washington DC Plan your January visit to the National Building Museum in Washington DC and check out the following events: Family Tuesday, January 13, 10 am–3 pm Homeschool Day $10 per child per program. Discounted admission to Museum exhibitions available. Homeschool families are invited to […]

Events and Exhibits at the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Galleries of Art

Exhibitions Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy through March 22, 2015 Arthur M Sackler Gallery This exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on nasta’liq, a calligraphic script that developed in 14th-century Iran. More than 20 works dating from 1400 to 1600, the height of nasta’liq’s development, tell the story of its transformation […]