Solstice Saturday: Fossil Family Night
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center


 Family examining fossils

Image Credit: Smithsonian



FREE ticketed event

The Smithsonian marks the first Saturday of summer by staying open late with parties, programs and performances.

Here at the National Museum of Natural History, we’ll continue celebrating our Fossil Hall opening.  Take advantage of the museum's extended hours to visit the Hall and come to the Q?rius Education Center before or after for a family-friendly celebration with games and art-science activities.



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. 

The Q?rius Theater contains an induction loop.

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

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 Accessibility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accommodate last-minute requests.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.