Smithsonians are ushering in summer with a real-life “Night at the Museum” event!
To celebrate the beginning of summer, on Saturday, June 24, all Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight for Smithsonian Solstice Saturday. The event is in partnership with Hofstra University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
“On June 24, 2023, the Smithsonian marks the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by staying open late and hosting programs and performances,” Smithsonian wrote in a press release.
A variety of exhibits, talks, and performances will take place at various Smithsonian museums across D.C.
Hofstra University will be hosting its Astronomy Festival on the National Mall at this time, running from 6p.m. to 11 p.m.
Smithsonian will announce a full schedule of events later this month. Some already-announced festivities include performances and curated gallery tours at the American Indian Museum, a “first-of-its-kind exhibition” called “Cellphone: Unseen Connections” at the National Museum of Natural History, and a DJ set by Les The DJ in the Haupt Garden at the National Museum of Asian Art, among others!
For more information on Smithsonian Solstice Saturday, please visit the Smithsonian website.