Smithsonian Folklife Festival Washington At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Smithsonian Homepage Smithsonian Institution Official website of the Smithsonian, the world s largest museum and research complex, with museums, research centers, and affiliates around the world. Today s Events Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Theaters Featuring IMAX, state of the art mm film presentations, and the Einstein Planetarium. Curatorial Conversations Cultural Representation and the Since its origins in , the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained worldwide recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and Smithsonian Channel Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between CBS Corporation s Showtime Networks, Inc and the Smithsonian Institution.The service consists of Smithsonian Channel, Smithsonian On Demand, and smithsonianchannel. The network s content is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution s museums, research facilities and magazines. List of Smithsonian museums The Smithsonian museums are the most widely visible part of the United States Smithsonian Institution and consist of nineteen museums and galleries as well as the National Zoological Park Seventeen of these collections are located in Washington D.C with eleven of those located on the National Mall.The remaining ones are in New York City and Chantilly, Virginia. About the Smithsonian Institution in DC Washington Sep , Visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC Please note Starting in fall , the National Air and Space Museum will undergo a major construction project to reimagine and enhance the museum , which will take seven years to complete. At the Smithsonian Smithsonian Smithsonian s First African American Film Festival The first of its kind, the late October event brings together perspectives both historical and contemporary Event Calendar Washington Post Washington, DC Washington, DC Event Calendar Toggle navigation View All Categories Locations Cooking Up History National Museum of American History ABOUT Food history sizzles on stage at the National Museum of American History Once a month, we turn up the heat on food history at the museum s demonstration kitchen on the Wallace H Coulter Performance Plaza.