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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, September 20 – Friday, September 22
Neil Rizos on-site in our galleries
10:00am – 4:00pm
Our featured artist will be available in the RTPI galleries each of these days to interact with visitors, including students, teachers and the general public.

Friday, September 22
Opening Reception for The Art of Exploration, 5:00pm
Public presentation with the artist, 6:30pm
Join us in celebrating Neil Rizos and his exhibition at a wine and cheese reception at RTPI, followed by a program with the artist about his art, bird research and travels. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 23
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
10:00am – 4:00pm

RTPI will again be participating in Smithsonian’s Museum Day this year! Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine.  Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Tickets will be available to download on August 25, 2017.

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!?
Let us know @MuseumDay  #BoundlessCuriosity  #MuseumDayLive

Saturday, September 23
Bird Drawing & Journaling Workshop with Neil Rizos
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$25/person (10% RTPI donor discount)
Registration required
Rizos will lead this unique sketching workshop that teaches and inspires a new view of birds and bird behavior.  This program will feature bird skin specimens from the Peterson Collection to aid in the accuracy of participants’ work. All levels are welcome!  Participants will need to bring their own drawing pad, size 11 x 14 or larger, your favorite drawing materials and/or 2B or softer drawing pencils, as well as a photo of a bird you want to draw, either on a digital device or a printout.

September 27, 2017
Dr. Scott Shalaway discusses Bird Friendly Coffee
Presented by the RTPI Ornithological Club
Meet and mingle at 6:00 pm; Presentation at 7:00pm
Free and open to the public.