Smithsonian Closing Museums And Zoo Again Amid COVID-19 SpikeIn response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo.
Brian Setzer Donates Guitar To SmithsonianBrian Setzer is giving his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum Traces Fragments Of Star-Spangled BannerIf you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic -- in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry -- the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
D.C. Museum Displays Items From 2001 Anthrax AttacksEvidence from the 2001 anthrax attacks is going on public display at the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Makes Deal To Offer Online CoursesThe Smithsonian Institution is venturing further into online education with a new deal to provide content for digital courses in history, science, culture and the arts, the museum complex announced Monday.
Anchorman Parody Of TV News Lands At NewseumWhile Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are prize artifacts at the Smithsonian, Ron Burgundy's burgundy "Anchorman" suit might turn out to be the most popular item at the Newseum in Washington.
Visitors Flock To D.C. Sites Again After ShutdownVisitors lined up waiting for Washington's museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
National Zoo Getting 3 New Elephants From CanadaThe Smithsonian's National Zoo is adding three new female Asian elephants to its herd.
Panda At National Zoo Shows Signs Of Pregnancy Or PseudopregnancyThe Smithsonian's National Zoo says it's on 24-hours-a-day panda watch as a female giant panda shows behavioral changes consistent with a pregnancy or pseudopregnancy.
Space Art Eyes Creativity In Tech At SmithsonianThe 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."
Newseum In D.C. Makes Changes As Funding Falls ShortIn five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it's been struggling mightily to cover its costs.
Winfrey Giving $12M To New African-American MuseumOprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington's National Mall that will document African-American life.
Smithsonian Cancels $15M Hirshhorn Bubble ProjectThe 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.
Smithsonian Plans To Crowd Fund For Yoga ExhibitThe Smithsonian Institution is announcing plans for what curators believe is the first exhibition about the visual history of yoga.