Editors' pick

U.S. Botanic Garden

Science Museum
U.S. Botanic Garden photo
Courtesy of U.S. Botanic Garden
A tropical paradise, its richly scented halls delirious with color and bloom, the U.S. Botanic Garden has always been an oasis for weary visitors.
Daily 10 am-5 pm
(The Mall)
Smithsonian (Blue and Orange lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow lines), Federal Center SW (Blue and Orange lines)

The Art and History of the USBG

A walking tour for visitors to explore the architectural style of the building and more.

Junior Botanist Family Festival

Children can learn about the Junior Botanist program by meeting garden staff and other plant experts.

Make A Living Holiday Ornament

Guests can create living ornaments for the holiday season.
9/18 - 9/25

Snugglers - Parent & Child Program

The 45-minute tour is designed for parents with small children.
Through 10/13

Amber Waves of Grain

An exhibition about wheat, the work of biologist Norman Borlaug and ongoing research into curing wheat disease.
Through 10/13

This Land Is Your Land

Photography by members of the Garden Club of America features plants of the United States from mountains and prairies to farmlands and arid lands.
9/22 - 12/8

Ongoing exhibits:

A collection of more than 4,000 plants and a tropical rain forest.