November 23, 2009
Events for the Week of 11/23-27: Dig It!, Space Exploration, American Food, and the Freer’s Annual Attic Sale!
Monday, November 23: Sorry kids, no special events today. But be sure to check this website for a listing of regularly scheduled Smithsonian fun.
Tuesday, November 24: Dig It! Activities
Experience the Natural History Museum’s Dig It! exhibition a la carte! As you tour the show, keep an eye out for volunteers who will be stationed by carts carrying fun activities. They will be available to answer your questions as well as engage you in special, educational activities to enhance your experience of the exhibit. Free. Natural History Museum, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 25: Ask an Expert: Moving Beyond Earth
Jennifer Levasseur of the National Air and Space Museum’s Space History Division is on deck to discuss the exhibition Moving Beyond Earth, which explores the development of manned space exploration. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 12:00-12:15 PM
Thursday, November 26: Happy Turkey Day!
Once again, no special events today—but the museums are open if you and yours are looking to expand your minds after expanding your waistlines from a family dinner.
Friday, November 27: Attic Sale and Foodways of the Americas
Attic Sale: That’s right, it’s black Friday once again. For those of you wishing to avoid the rough-and-tumble shopping environment of your local [insert name of big box store here], come on out to the Freer, which is offering its Asia-themed gift shop goodies—from CDs to scarves—at reduced prices. Freer, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
But if you’re like me and madcap consumerism fails to put you in the holiday mood, swing by the American Indian Museum where you can celebrate America’s unique foods in this three-day festival. Learn about the trade routes that helped form our unique culinary culture and enjoy lots of hands on activities. This event repeats November 28 and 29. American Indian Museum, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM.
For more information on events and exhibitions at the Smithsonian museums, check our companion website, goSmithsonian.com, the official visitor’s guide to the Smithsonian.
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