The world’s largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
A second former parking lot attendant at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia has pleaded guilty to stealing at least $400,000 in parking fees.
The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
Students in nine states and the nation’s capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.
A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.
The most-visited museums in the U.S. are about to launch their first-ever national advertising campaign to connect more people with the Smithsonian Institution online, in schools or in the museums themselves.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is installing a covered wagon from its collection to show more of its objects on the museum floor in Washington.
David Allison has been named acting director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Neil Armstrong’s space suit gloves and visor worn during his historic first walk on the moon are going on temporary display at the Smithsonian Institution following the pioneering astronaut’s death.
A security guard at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Smithsonian is honoring Julia Child on what would have been the celebrated chef’s 100th birthday.
Two cheetah cubs that had a rocky entrance into the world are set to make their public debut at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.