A Garden of Wonders

$15 General Admission; $35 VIP Admission

Must be 21 years old with valid photo ID to attend.

Alice would feel right at home at this madcap party at the Smithsonian that transforms the Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Garden into a landscape of delights. As sunset slips into night, the magical setting comes alive with music by DJ Alkimist, outdoor games (moonlight croquet, anyone?), craft activities, and plenty of surprises.

Find your style inspiration in period garden-party attire or your favorite Alice in Wonderland character. You might not meet a white rabbit, but you can sip specialty cocktails designed by Arlington’s Tortoise & Hare as you wander through the lantern-decked grounds. And speaking of wonders, meet Todd McGrain, whose fantastic large-scale bird sculptures now anchor the corners of the Haupt Garden’s ornately planted lawn.

Smithsonian Gardens
Capture your evening in Wonderland with EventShare, Washington's most innovative photo booth, and edit and share your pics instantly on the large HD touchscreen.

Make sure your pocket watch is wound: You don’t want to be late for this one-of-a-kind adventure.

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  • Sara N

    Krystin where are you? Were by the dj

    July 18

  • Dan

    Went to Penn social, join us!

    July 19

  • Troy

    So you other guys are where?

    July 18

  • Kristen

    At the screen. Does anyone see the white rabbit sitting by the front? :)

    July 18

  • Brian S.

    Jackie, Michelle, Mary, and me are by water and projector showing Alice in Wonderland movie.

    July 18

  • Jackie S. S.

    If you are still looking for people there are a few of us by the catapiler screen

    July 18

  • Jackie S. S.

    Seemed like they had 200 total at the door. Not sure how many are left.

    July 18

    • Krystin A.

      Where at fold the flock? Wearing a red dress and black cardigan.

      July 18

    • Fran

      Inside now. Where are you and fold the flock?

      July 18

  • Brian S.

    Where are the other members?

    July 18

  • Brian S.

    I have mine. They said for me to come back at 8pm.

    July 18

  • Kristen

    I'm not going to go since all the advance tickets are sold out. I should have thought ahead.... this looked really fun too. :(

    July 18

    • Sara N

      I just bought a ticket here, I think there are plenty. No line

      July 18

  • Andrew N.

    I'm just going to show up and buy tickets at the location. I'll post if they're available.

    1 · July 18

    • Andrew N.

      According to the event facebook page, they are going to be selling a limited number of tickets at the door starting around 7:30

      1 · July 18

    • Adam

      cool thanks!!

      July 18

  • Rebecca

    Are we meeting up somewhere?

    1 · July 18

    • Krystin A.

      I was thinking somewhere near the entrance?

      July 18

    • Fran

      independence ave entrance or jefferson st entrance? I am going to aim for independence, it sounds closer to the mall

      July 18

  • Heather

    I can't go and have one ticket but I don't know how to transfer it to someone else. It's not a paper ticket but just my name on a list. Thoughts? Takers?

    July 17

    • Adam

      how much you want for it!!

      July 17

    • Heather

      sorry, the ticket is sold.

      July 18

  • Sara N

    Anyone else selling their ticket?

    July 18

  • Cristina

    I too would like tickets if they are available. If not, I'll get them at the door. How early should I go to get tickets at the door?

    July 17

  • Adam

    I NEED FRICKIN TICKETS!!! WHO WANTS TO SELL?!?!

    July 17

  • Adam

    hecks yes!! im down for this!!

    July 17

  • Brian S.

    Is Rusty the Red Panda truly making a guest appearance?

    2 · July 16

    • Jackie S. S.

      Nope, he has babysitting duties. But he will be sending some sort of representative.

      1 · July 17

  • Nicole L. L.

    Hello. Does anyone have tickets that they would like to sell? I have 2 friends who waited until the last minute to purchase and are now unable to do so.

    Thanks,

    Nicole

    July 14

    • Nicole L. L.

      YES!!! Please email me [masked] to set up logistics for me to buy them.

      July 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regular and VIP tickets are now sold out. If you still wish to attend, they may have a limited number of tickets available at the door for $20.

    July 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pay online or at the door?

    June 22, 2014

    • NM

      I bought my tickets at: http://smithsonianass...­

      June 22, 2014

    • Tina

      Online. They tend to sell out a day or two beforehand.

      July 11

  • Lawrence W.

    They are sold out of VIP tickets

    July 5

  • Rebecca

    Has anyone been to one of these Smithsonian events before? Is it worth buying the VIP ticket?

    June 25, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      SPECIAL FEATURES FOR VIP TICKET-HOLDERS: Enjoy a private bar, two complimentary drinks, and cupcakes courtesy of Sprinkles in the Queen of Hearts’ castle (known by day as the Smithsonian Castle).

      July 2, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      Haven't been to one of these events before, depends on if you think those perks are worth an extra $20

      July 2, 2014

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