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The Science of Flu: 100 Years of Fighting a Drifting, Shifting Virus
Q?rius Theater, Field, and Loft

 Red Cross Nurses during 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Courtesy Georgia Studies Images/American Red Cross

FREE ticketed event

Join us at the National Museum of Natural History for an interactive evening commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Hear about the history of the flu, see our collection of flu-carrying birds, participate in activities illustrating the spread of infectious disease, learn how vaccines are developed, and hear from health experts and scientists on what can be done to address the challenges of the flu and other viral illnesses threatening public health today.

This program is one of a series of programs related to the new exhibit, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, which will open May 18, 2018 at the National Museum of Natural History.

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Accessibility Information

The National Museum of Natural History is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. Please contact 202-633-3611 or email for access services. To view and print a map with accessible entrances, curb cuts, designated parking, and more for Smithsonian facilities on the National Mall, please download the Accessibility Map here. 

Assistive Listening SystemsThe Q?rius Theater contains an induction loop.

Assisted listening devices are also available in the Q?rius Theater.


Sign Language Interpretation

If you would like to have a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning (CART), you should call (202) 633-3611 or send an e-mail to Please allow time to schedule the request by contacting the Accessbility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accomodate last-minute requests.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

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