August at the Museum

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Summer's not over yet—so head on over to the Museum while the days are long and school's still out.

We've got a musical exploration of the Red Planet and an ode to Voyager, which left our solar system five years ago this month.

We've got sleepovers at the Museum for kids. And the Discovery Room's summer hours mean this interactive space for kids is open mornings and afternoons, every day of the week.

Check out these programs and more at at the Museum this month.

 

Last Chance for !Cuba!

Closes Sunday, August 13

Explore the island nation's culture, people, history, and extraordinary biodiversity.  Learn more >

Come Fly with the MARSBAND

Tuesday, August 1

Experience the Martian landscape up close, accompanied by a live performance.  Learn more >

Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures

Wednesdays, August 2, August 16, and August 30

Experience the Martian landscape up close, accompanied by a live performance.  Learn more >

 

Weekend Drop-in Sessions in the Sackler Educational Lab

Saturday and Sunday afternoons

*Free for Members or with Museum admission

Talk to a scientist, learn the latest in evolution, handle fossils, casts and more.  Learn more >

 

A Night at the Museum Sleepover

Saturday, August 5

Treat children age 6–13 to the best camping experience ever.  Learn more >

The Farthest—Voyager in Space

Wednesday, August 9

SOLD OUT

Join us for a screening of this PBS special, followed by a conversation with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and Neil deGrasse TysonLearn more >

 

Meet the Scientist: Claudia Astorino

Saturday, August 19

Graduate student Claudia Astorino, shares how human bones and teeth help scientists learn about the ancient past.  Learn more >

 

Total Solar Eclipse

Saturday, August 21

Join us in the Rose Center for Earth and Space for NASA’s live broadcast of the total solar eclipse.  Learn more >

Discovery Room Summer Hours

Through Monday, September 4

This hands-on space for children ages 5–12 is now open mornings and afternoons, every day of the week.  Learn more >