Terra Cotta Warriors Shuttered by Snow

Smithsonian shuts down for the weekend


The Terra Cotta Warriors are getting buried, though not quite literally.

Due to the Blizzard of '09, the National Geographic Museum has closed today. A museum spokesperson said they will announce later how people can redeem their tickets for today's exhibition.

"We hope to re-open tomorrow, but are monitoring the storm system," Stephanie Montgomery said in a statement from the museum.

Meanwhile, the Smithsonian museums have announced that they will be closed both today and tomorrow due to the weather.

In addition, Ford’s Theatre has canceled its 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances of “A Christmas Carol” tonight. Anyone who bought their tickets through Ticketmaster will be contacted next week about a refund; those who purchased their tickets through Ford's Theatre will contacted by them.

In a statement on the cancellation, Ford's also noted that patrons consider donating the value of their tickets back to the Theatre; the contributions are tax-deductible.

The Navy Band holiday concert at DAR Constitution Hall at 7:30 p.m. has also been canceled.

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