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Smithsonian Gardens

Our horticulturists, garden enthusiasts, and back stories you won't hear anywhere else.

Smithsonian Insider

Smithsonian Insider shares with you the astounding and diverse work being conducted by the Smithsonian around the world.

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center Blog

Fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration.

STEMVisions

Highlights ideas, best practices, research, and successes in science education.

The Affiliate

News about our Affiliates, exhibitions, and programs.

The Ocean Blog

Meet amazing creatures, explore the depths of the sea, and discover your own personal connection to the ocean.

The Q? Blog

Blog from Q?rius (pronounced curious), a unique, interactive science education space and a whole new way for teens and tweens to discover science and the natural world.

Unbound: Smithsonian Libraries Blog

Connecting, ideas, information and you.

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2006 Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

View the winners in 15 categories from the 2006 Nature's Best International Windland Smith Rice Awards,  and the winners in 9 categories from the National Wildlife Photography Awards.  

American Bison

See American bison—the animal that inspired the founding of the National Zoo.

Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story

A rotating selection of objects from the collection of Jeanette Cantrell Rudy sheds light on the Federal Duck Stamp program.

Birds of the District of Columbia

Year-round and seasonal residents, migrants and vagrants—hundreds of bird species—are displayed.

Blast from the Past

This showcase features a 11.5-meter tubular core sample that shows physical and biological effects of Earth's collision with a giant asteroid 65 million years ago, which resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

This exhibition shows how butterflies have evolved, adapted, and diversified with their plant partners over millions of years. Includes a live butterfly experience (tickets required).

Dinosaurs: Reptiles, Masters of Land

All of the old favorites are on view in the exhibition hall—Diplodocus, T. rex, and Triceratops—and more.

Elephant Trails

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

Enid A. Haupt Garden

A 4.2-acre rooftop park, named for its donor, features an embroidered parterre in a geometric design of plants and flowers rotated seasonally.

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

This exhibition provides a look at life from an ant's point of view through large-format photographs of ants going about their daily business, a cast of an underground ant city, and a live ant colony.

Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is home to four giant pandas: Tian Tian (adult male), Mei Xiang (adult female), Bao Bao (juvenile female), and a male cub named Bei Bei. The panda house is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 p.m. summer). However, the line for the panda house may close early if crowds are heavy.

Heirloom Garden

The Heirloom Garden is a treasury of favorites from what may be considered the classic American flower garden.


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