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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

Fri • June 6, 2014

 

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Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Fifth Annual Astronomy Festival on The National Mall

The National Mall, Washington DC

In Washington, DC, on Friday, June 6, from 6-11 p.m. visitors to the nation’s capital will be able to look to the skies with telescopes providing views of the of Sun, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, ands Mars as part of the Fifth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall.  The event, organized by Hofstra University, will feature telescopic viewing, exhibits, hands-on activities, a multimedia presentation, and a chance to mingle with astronomers.

This free public stargazing is organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University.  Dr. Lubowich and local amateur astronomers will set up 20 telescopes on the Mall. Starting at 6 p.m., visitors will be able to view sunspots with the help of specially filtered telescopes. After dusk and until 11 p.m. the telescopes will provide close-up views of the Moon, Saturn with its beautiful rings, Jupiter and its moons, Mars, colorful double stars, and star clusters that sparkle like diamonds on black velvet.  Free planetarium programs, Journey to the Stars (narrated by Whoopie Goldberg) and Cosmic Collisions (narrated by Robert Redford) will be shown.  A 4-inch computerized telescope, donated by Celestron, will be raffled off.

Categories: Family Oriented

Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw’s Legacy

National Building Museum

Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods.

Old Town Plaza Concert Series - Main Street Trombone Quartet

Old Town Plaza Fairfax

The Main Street Trombone Quartet, an ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band Association, opens our Old Town Plaza Summer Concert series! Enjoy Fairfax's Downtown restaurants while listening to this FREE, live music.

Play Work Build

National Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience. 

Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Walk in Lincoln's footsteps at President Lincoln's Cottage, the summer home of the Lincoln family and "the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation."

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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