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Winter at the Smithsonian

In December, the Discovery Theater puts on its interactive Seasons of Light show, which tells of lightfilled holidays around the world. (Call 202.633.1500 or visit http://www.discoverytheater.org.)

The Smithsonian Associates always offers holiday programming, which has included decorating workshops and such shows as A Celtic Christmas. (Call 202.357.3030 or visit http://www.residentassociates.org.)

In February, the Smithsonian celebrates Black History Month. (visit http://smithsonianeducation.org/heritage).

Planning Your Family Visit

Winter is a good time to bring your family to the Smithsonian. Match up some of your interests with those in these one-day itineraries. For daily updates on Smithsonian exhibits and special events, visit http://www.si.edu. There you can click directly to the latest new exhibit or program. For more general information, try “Events” or “Visitor Information.” Hope to see you soon!

Follow your special interests through the Smithsonian museums with these downloadable (PDF) one-day itineraries. Walking distances are minimized as much as possible; brief taxi rides are an option.

For the Youngest Visitors
This tour takes into account the active imaginations of Smithsonian visitors five to nine.

The Natural World
This itinerary explores the science of the heavens, the earth and all living things.

World Cultures
This itinerary explores the Smithsonian's extensive holdings from worldwide cultures, past and present.

Jewelry, Clothing and Costumes
This itinerary samples the Smithsonian's holdings of apparel, gems and other objects of beauty.

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle

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