Washington, D.C. is home to a rich history and world-class museums, and is an international center for science and policy. AGU is pleased to host a Night at the Museums for attendees and their families to enjoy after-hours open houses and curated museum tours led by science experts at four world-class Smithsonian Museums.
- National Air and Space Museum: Surround yourself with icons of air and space travel with 23 galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts.
- National Museum of African American History and Culture: Learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped us shape this nation.
- National Museum of Natural History: Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field.
- National Museum of American History: Explore the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States, the museum traces the American experience from colonial times to the present.
Night at the Museum is free for Fall Meeting 2018 attendees and their registered guests (first come-first served); visit the registration counter at the convention center to receive your wristband for admission for your desired location(s). Wristbands will be distributed:
- Wednesday, 12 December: 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
- Thursday, 13 December: 7:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.