Due to COVID-related financial pressures, Friends of the National Zoo and the zoo announced their separation after more than 60 years.
Joining the list of reopened Smithsonian museums tomorrow: the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian.
The zoo gates are opening on Connecticut Avenue and the hangar doors are going up (so to speak) in Chantilly. But don’t put your screens away yet.
In this week’s Round Up: The Washington Ballet Takes Center Stage Virtual Gala, a Wright Brothers-themed Zoom-around and a mammal surveillance opportunity.
The cat was said to be too big for a domestic feline and its hair was too short. The Smithsonian National Zoo was contacted and said all of its animals were safe.
Especially in this April time, walk the neighborhoods, go to the zoo, sit on a park bench, march on the trails in the city parks and forests, where light mixes with dark.
Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.
While the charitable contributions were considerable, with the Sants it was more a case of philanthropy with an interest and a purpose, and Victoria Sant’s role was one of direct engagement and participation.
“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday.
The Smithsonian African American Film Festival continues through Saturday and, on Sunday morning, a howitzer blast will signal the start of this year’s Marine Corps Marathon.