Leonardo da Vinci’s early notes and sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention are making a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries a $1 million grant to help conserve Chinese paintings.
After weeks of waiting, a giant panda gives birth at the National Zoo in Washington. With the world watching via webcam, Mei Xiang had a newborn cub. And believe it or not, there is still a possibility a second cub could be on the way.
The old American tradition of keeping souvenirs as historical mementos is the focus of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.
Leonardo da Vinci’s early sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention will make a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
The chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents plans to step down from the museum and research complex because President Barack Obama is nominating her to lead the National Science Foundation.
The familiar exteriors of astronauts’ space suits often hide all of the ingenuity and mechanics that are built inside the suits that were first imagined as “wearable spacecraft.”
The Smithsonian Institution continues to use substandard facilities in suburban Maryland to store important art and science collections, despite risks cited in a 2006 audit, according to the inspector general of the museum complex.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is acquiring its first full Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for eventual display in a new dinosaur hall planned for the National Mall.
Escape from the zoo. A rare red panda goes missing from the National Zoo in Washington D.C., and leads zookeepers on a chase through nearby neighborhoods.
The Smithsonian Institution canceled plans Wednesday to create an inflatable pavilion bubbling out of the circular Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall after funding fell short for the $15.5 million project.
The Smithsonian Institution is adding relics from soap operas and game shows to its national entertainment collection to tell the story of daytime television.