Below is a listing of Human Origins Initiative events. Find details about event location, time, and cost (if any) by clicking on that particular event.
We will be updating this event listing about every three months: in March, June, September, and December.
We usually have two Scientist is In programs every month, and one HOT Topic program every month, although HOT Topic programs occur only during the spring and summer months. Please check the schedule of individual events to see how holidays may impact these events. In addition to these regularly scheduled events, we have occasional lectures, panel discussions, and other public events.
THE SCIENTIST IS IN: Tuesdays, bi-weekly (usually the secpond and fourth week of the month) from 11am-1pm. The Scientist Is In program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with scientists facilitated by human evolution-related objects, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation!
HOT (Human Origins Today) TOPICS: Fridays, monthly (usually the lfirst Friday of the month) from 4-5pm, either focusing on a science or science/society topic). This program is an informal discussion among experts and museum visitors. The HOT Topic program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with experts, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation!
PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY AS THE DETAILS, DATES, AND TIMES OF OUR PROGRAMS OCCASIONALLY CHANGE DUE TO THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTICIPANTS AND OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
March 12, 2020 update: As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through July 1. We appreciate your understanding. The Smithsonian museums are open every day on their normal schedule. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are a top priority, and we are monitoring the guidance of local public health officials and the CDC.