Editors' pick

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution photo
(The Hope Diamond/Dane Penland, NMNH)
Dinosaurs, diamonds and dioramas are on display at this Smithsonian museum.
Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer hours are extended to 7:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
unless the museum has a special event scheduled. Check the museum's Web site for details.
(The Mall)
Smithsonian (Blue, Orange lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green, Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)
Free
202-633-1000
4/26

Shanghai Quartet

Joined by Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man, the quartet presents an all-Chinese program featuring Yi-wen Jiang's Folksong Suite, Tan Dun's "Ghost Opera" Bright Sheng's Quartet No. 4, "Silent Temple" and the Washington premiere of Zhao Jiping and Zhao Lin's "Red Lantern.". At the Baird Auditorium.
Through 6/5

National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting

The exhibition offers a unique perspective of the continent.
Through 10/1

Natures Best Photography: The Best of the Best

A curated selection of 20 years of nature photos by photographers from around the globe with images of wildlife and landscapes on large-format prints and HD videos.
Through 4/1/17

The Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed

Photographs by Feodor Pitcairn and poetry by Ari Trausti Guomundsson focus on the natural beauty of Iceland.
Through 12/12/18

The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World

A large-scale fossil exhibition focused on the late Cretaceous period in North America allows visitors to view the fossils of Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs from a working preparation lab.