Science & Nature
|Mars Up Close|
Tue, August 5
To celebrate the new National Geographic book Mars Up Close, find out about the latest discoveries from the Red Planet as a panel of distinguished space scientists and Mars experts involved in current Mars exploration share what we’ve learned from Curiosity and the other Mars rovers.
|Panama: Crossroads of the World: Evening Lecture|
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Mon, August 11
Biodiversity specialist Bob Szaro provides a guide to a country that strategically links two continents and whose natural beauty encompasses tropical jungles, swamps, magnificent beaches, and an incredible variety of wildlife.
|Community Forum: Sister Waterways|
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri, August 15
Members of the community who live along the waterways of the Anacostia and Patapsco rivers discuss their similar histories and experiences.
|Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D|
Thru Sun, September 7
Go on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system in 3D. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!
|Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing|
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, July 29 thru Tue, October 28
This lively guided walk traces the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and abundant English boxwood across the five-and-a-half-acre landscape.