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Milestones of Flight Milestones of Flight

This gallery features famous airplanes and spacecraft that exemplify the major achievements in the history of flight.

Moving the Mail Moving the Mail

Faced with the challenge of moving the mail quickly, the postal service looked to trains, automobiles, airplanes, and buses to deliver the mail.

New Animals at the Zoo New Animals at the Zoo

Visit some of the newest members of the Zoo family.

One Life: Amelia Earhart One Life: Amelia Earhart

Portraits of aviator Amelia Earhart tell the story of her career and pay special attention to her work on behalf of women's rights.

Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn

This exhibition on innovative book design highlights movable, pop-up, folding, and multiple-construction books from the year 1570 to the present day.

Philatelic Gallery Philatelic Gallery

For both the serious collector and those who know little about the renowned hobby of stamp collecting, this gallery highlights some of the best philatic collections in the world.

Playful Performers Playful Performers

View an exhibition that looks at children's masquerades in Africa using objects, photographs, and video presentations.

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

Captivating images by photojournalist Brian Skerry reveal the mystery and beauty of the undersea world.

Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls Science in the News: The Truth about Crystal Skulls

On view for the first time is the Smithsonian's own crystal skull.

Small Mammal House Small Mammal House

Most species in the Zoo's Small Mammal House are no bigger than a breadbox.

Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios

What is a souvenir? What becomes a souvenir? Find out in this exhibition!

Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers

From Althea Gibson's struggle to break the color barrier and excel as a tennis champion, through the "Battle of the Sexes" between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, to the humanitarian efforts of baseball star Roberto Clemente, sports illustrate many facets of American life.

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Star Wars: The Magic of Myth

See original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy that are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey."

Taking America to Lunch Taking America to Lunch

On view are more than 50 children's and workers' illustrated metal lunch boxes and beverage containers dating from the 1890s through the 1980s to celebrate the history and endurance of American lunch boxes.

The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden

This exhibition of more than 900 objects related to the 43 men who have held the nation's highest office explores the public, personal, ceremonial, and executive boundaries of the presidency.

The First Ladies The First Ladies

Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

The Miniature World of Faith Bradford: The Dolls' House The Miniature World of Faith Bradford: The Dolls' House

This dollhouse and its 800 miniature furnishings represent a romantic view of the life of a large and affluent American family in the early 1900s.

The Peacock Room Comes to America The Peacock Room Comes to America

Restored to its appearance in 1908, the Peacock Room's special exhibition highlights "points of contacts" between American and Asian art.

The Sant Ocean Hall The Sant Ocean Hall

Dive in with Phoenix—a model of an actual North Atlantic right whale—and discover how the ocean is a global system essential to all life in this exhibition featuring hundreds of preserved marine specimens, a living coral reef, and many interactive displays.

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

This exhibition presents the Wrights' technical achievements and examines the cultural impact of early powered flight.


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