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Smithsonian museums and special program offices offer over 100 educational and cultural activities each month.

January 2009
special tourlecture/seminarfamily2009 Presidential Inauguration Events
Join the Smithsonian to celebrate this unique American ritual
Smithsonian Museums
Most Fridays and Saturdays in January, times vary
familyFlights of Fancy -- Stories for Children
Enjoy a reading of a children's book and a hands-on activity
Air and Space Museum
Fridays, Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 12:30pm
special tourFriday Gallery Talks
Learn about the contemporary and modern collection from a curator or guest speaker
Hirshhorn Museum
Thurs, Jan. 8, 15, 22, & 29, 12noon-12:15pm
lecture/seminarMeet our Museum
Hear stories about some of the objects in the museum's collections from a staff member
American History Museum
Thurs, Jan 15, 5-8pm
performanceTake Five!
Hear cool jazz while enjoying a cool drink in the Kogod Courtyard; light fare and beverages are available for purchase
American Art Museum
Sat, Jan 17, 2pm
lecture/seminarMonthly Native Writers Series
Hear Native authors read from and discuss their latest books
American Indian Museum
Sat, Jan 24, 1-4pm
familyperformanceworkshopSAAM I Am: Happy Chinese New Year Family Day
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a Lion Dance parade, dance performances, martial arts experts, and an art activity
American Art Museum
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Resident Associate Program
Featuring a variety of educational activities and cultural events.
 Elizabeth I and Katherine Swynford: Scandal, Survival, and Succession

Sat, Feb 7, 10am-3pm
Elizabeth I and Katherine Swynford: Scandal, Survival, and Succession
British historian and author Alison Weir draws on original source material to explore the lives of these two women

More Resident Associate events
Tours & Ongoing Activities
Daily Tours & Demonstrations

Most museums and the zoo offer free highlights tours. Many also offer regularly scheduled exhibition tours, demonstrations, and activities

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Kids & Families
Events for Kids & Families

The Smithsonian has a variety of special programs for kids and families—storytelling, performances, craft workshops, and more

Events for Kids & Families
Ongoing Activities for Kids & Families
See also: Visitor Information for Kids & Families
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