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1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20560 | 202-633-1000 | Web site »

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51.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Inventive Minds

This gallery introduces visitors to the Lemelson Center's efforts to document invention, with brief video interviews and archival materials. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
52.

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Mr. Wizard

The Archive Center's first exhibition showcases a selection of personal papers, files and other items belonging to the late Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard). National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
53.

Exhibit | Through 12/17

The Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990-2015

The 25th anniversary of the passage of the act is celebrated with an exhibit of objects that highlight the significance and legacy of the ADA. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
54.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Inventing in America

Presented with support from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the exhibition highlights inventions and innovators. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
55.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Spark! Lab

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation encourages children ages 6 to 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
56.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910

The era in which the science fiction genre took shape is explored through newspaper hoaxes, works of popular science and novels. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
57.  

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

American Enterprise

The exhibition explores the interaction between business and innovation, and the creation and continual reinvention of American business and life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
58.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project

The almost-4,000-square-foot exhibition space allows visitors to learn how new technologies, such as bicycles and electric refrigerators, and social changes affected each other and influenced American life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
59.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

The Value of Money

A display of more than 400 objects from the National Numismatics Collection, including a personal check signed in 1813 by President James Madison, presented in the new Gallery of Numismatics. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
60.

Exhibit | Through 10/25

'Hear My Voice': Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound

Exploring Bell's role in developing sound recording at his Volta Laboratory in Washington, this exhibition features documents, recordings, laboratory notes and an apparatus from the laboratory from the 1880s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
61.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Places of Invention

This interactive exhibition highlights what happens when a community is equipped with the right mix of inventive people and resources. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
62.

Food Event | 8/20

FOOD in the Garden

Scientists, researcher and historians discuss all things seeds. Ticket includes two drinks and a plate of garden-fresh food. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
63.

Miscellaneous Location

The National Mall between 14th and Ninth Streets

14th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
 
64.

Miscellaneous Location

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Jefferson Drive and Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-2220
 
65.

Miscellaneous Location

Ninth Street NW and Consitution Avenue

Ninth Street NW and Consitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-426-6841
 
66.  

Miscellaneous Location

The National Mall

Between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC | 202-485-9880
 
67.

Miscellaneous Location

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Jefferson Auditorium

14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-720-2791
 
68.  

Museum

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution

Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
69.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

At the Hub of Things

An installation occupying the entire outer ring of the third-level galleries features works by Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
70.

Exhibit | Through 8/9

Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom

The Finnish artist's 2013 work "Kurdrjavka [Little Ball of Fur]" is displayed as part of the museum's Black Box series. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
71.  

Exhibit | Through 9/20

Shirin Neshat: Facing History

Selections of photography and films by Neshat highlight how cultural and political events impacted her work. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
72.

Exhibit | Through 9/30

Sitebound: Photography from the Collection

Works depicting a sense of place, by such artists as Laurel Nakadate, Catherine Opie, Taryn Simon and Thomas Struth. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
73.

Exhibit | Through 9/30

Speculative Forms

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition examines trends in modernist sculpture since the early 20th century. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
74.

Miscellaneous Location

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-369-5695
 
75.  

Museum

USDA Forest Service Visitors Center

201 14th St. SW, Washington, DC | 800-832-1355
 
76.  

Miscellaneous Location

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink

700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-216-9397
 
77.

Music Event | 8/7 - 8/28

Jazz in the Garden Concerts Series

At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360

 
78.

Music Event | 8/21

Jazz in the Garden: Seth Kibel

At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360

 
79.

Music Event | 8/14

Jazz in the Garden: Origem

At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360

 
80.

Music Event | 8/28

Jazz in the Garden: Afro Bop Alliance

At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360

 
81.

Music Event | 8/7

Jazz in the Garden: Miles Stiebel

At the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink 700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360

 
82.

Restaurant | $$$

Muze

1130 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-787-6148
 
83.

Movie Theater

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William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-272-6272

The theater is the home screen for the film collection of the National Archives, the world's largest holding of non-commercial film and sound recordings.

 
84.

Book Event | 9/17

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Will discuss his book "Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document". At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
85.

Miscellaneous Event | 10/17

History of the Cocktail

The History of the Cocktail series continues with a seminar on and tasting of cocktails from the 1970s to 1990s. At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
86.

Miscellaneous Event | 8/8

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

Part of the History of the Cocktail Series, this seminar focuses on David Embury's 1930s cocktail manual, "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks." The event includes a tasting of specialty cocktails. At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
87.

Book Event | 9/14

Steve Inskeep

The host of NPR's Morning Edition, will discuss his book "Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab". At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
88.

Book Event | 9/9

Joe Urschel

The executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, will discuss his book "The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation". At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
89.

Book Event | 9/30

Michael S. Paulsen

A law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will discuss his book "The Constitution: An Introduction". At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
90.

Book Event | 9/23

Irwin F. Gellman

A presidential historian, will discuss his book "The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961". At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
91.

Bar/Club Event | 12/12

The Platinum Age of the Cocktail

The History of the Cocktail series concludes with a seminar on the state of cocktails today. Event includes specialty cocktail tastings. At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
92.

Bar/Club Event | 11/21

The Rebirth of the Cocktail

A seminar on the resurgence of cocktail culture over the past 20 years. Part of the History of the Cocktail series. Event includes specialty cocktail tastings. At the William G. McGowan Theater. William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
93.  

Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 888-888-1778, 202-554-8588
 
94.

Miscellaneous Location

Old Post Office Pavilion

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-606-8691
 
95.

Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue Between Seventh and 17th Streets NW

Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 17th streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
96.

Miscellaneous Location

L'Enfant Plaza Station (Metro/VRE)

600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
97.

Restaurant |

Roti Mediterranean Grill

(7 locations)
 
98.

Miscellaneous Location

The Portals Theater

1236 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
 
99.

Miscellaneous Location

Federal Triangle Metro Station

302 12th St., NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
100.

Hotel

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC | 202-484-1000
 
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