Exhibition Events

Life on Mars? Exploring 200 Years of Our Fascination with the Red Planet

Please join the Smithsonian Libraries on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for a lecture featuring Dr. Joshua Nall, Curator of Modern Sciences at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge, UK.

It's Alive!: The Science of Shelley's Frankenstein

It's Alive!: The Science of Shelley's Frankenstein
A living history presentation by Dean Howarth and Abigail Fine
A family program suitable for all ages, best for ages 8-16.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Presidential Suite
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities
A living history presentation by Dean Howarth and Melinda McCalley
A family program suitable for all ages, best for ages 8-16.

Monday, August 8, 2016
11:00am
Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

The Natural Philosopher and the Science of Early Ballooning

The Natural Philosopher and the Science of Early Ballooning
A living history presentation by Dean Howarth, Niab Montgomery and Abigail Fine
A family program suitable for all ages, best for ages 8-16.

Friday, August 26, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

INDOOR RECESS

Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway

Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art! All you need to do is:

Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination

Please join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 for 
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination
Georges Méliès Film Screening and Lecture by Matthew Solomon

5:30pm
Warner Bros Theater
National Museum of American History
12th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC

RSVP by clicking here

2015 Dibner Library Lecture

On Wednesday December 2, 2015, the Smithsonian Libraries will host its 22nd Annual Dibner Library Lecture featuring Laura Otis.

5:00pm, with reception to follow 
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium 
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

This event is free, please click here to reserve your tickets, or call 202.633.3054.