Smithsonian National Museum of American History — Events

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Events

  • Cooking Up History

    Nov 18, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Where: American History Museum | Performance Plaza, 1 WestCooking Up History

    Constitution Ave NW between 12th & 14th Streets, Washington, DC

    When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Details: We’re turning up the heat on food history at the museum’s demonstration kitchen.

    Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and a Smithsonian host preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment.

    Cost: Free

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  • Spark!Lab – Special Holiday Hours

    Dec 26, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Co-sponsored by Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

    Where: American History Museum | Spark!Lab, First Floor, West WingSpark!Lab - Special Holiday Hours

    Constitution Ave NW between 12th & 14th Streets, Washington, DC

    When: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Details: Spark!Lab is where museum visitors become inventors. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites children between the ages of 6 and 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. Activities for children and families incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with art, history and creativity.

    Spark!Lab activities are designed around common themes that connect to National Museum of American History collections and exhibitions. Themes are developed broadly to incorporate a wide range of collections and will change on a regular basis, ensuring that regular visitors have something new to explore.

    Cost: Free, First come first served

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  • Wonderplace – Special Holiday Hours

    Dec 26, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Where: American History Museum | First Floor, West WingWonderplace - Special Holiday Hours

    Constitution Ave NW between 12th & 14th Streets, Washington, DC

    When: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Details:This learning space designed especially for children ages six and under combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects to provide a gateway to history and a place to exercise curiosity for the youngest historians.

    Weekdays
    On weekdays, admission to Wonderplace is on a first come, first-served basis. There may be a brief wait to enter during busy times.

    Weekends and Federal Holidays
    On weekends and federal holidays, we use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time on an as needed basis. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.
    No tickets are required for the first session from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. To visit during a later half-hour session, visitors may pick up a ticket at Wonderplace in 1 West.
    The last entry is at 3:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free, Timed tickets may be required on weekends and federal holidays

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