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CATEGORY: Science and Technology

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America by Air America by Air

This exhibition traces the history of commercial air transportation in the U.S. from 1914 to today and discusses how technological innovations have revolutionized air travel .

America on the Move America on the Move

This exhibition examines how transportation -- from 1876 to 1999 -- has shaped our American identity.

American Bison American Bison

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

American Enterprise American Enterprise

Learn how business and innovation helped the United States develop from a small dependent agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.

An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2 An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2
Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon

This exhibition traces NASA's manned space program from 1961 to 1972.

Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009 Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009

Archival materials reveal how individuals and society were affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mache Anatomical Models Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mache Anatomical Models

Examples from the museum's unique collection of papier-mache anatomical models constructed by French physician Dr. Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux (1797-1880) are used to explore the history and educational use of such models for the medical and lay person.

Asia Trail Asia Trail

Asia Trail is home to the following Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant pandas, and Japanese giant salamander.

Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus Benedicte Wrensted: An Idaho Photographer in Focus

View photos of European and Native Americans taken by Danish immigrant Benedicte Wrensted in her Pocatello, Idaho studio in the late 19th century.

Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit

The National Zoo is home to hundreds of birds from all over the world.

Business Wings Business Wings

Learn the history of business aviation from open-cockpit biplanes used after World War I to the Lear jet.

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

This exhibition shows how butterflies have evolved, adapted, and diversified with their plant partners over millions of years.

Butterfly Habitat Garden Butterfly Habitat Garden

Stroll along the walkways in the Butterfly Habitat Garden to see four habitats of native plants that attract a variety of colorful butterflies spring through fall.

Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History

This photographic exhibition highlights the behind-the-scenes research that advances scientific knowledge and inspires the museum's public educational programs.

Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004 Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004
Cheetah Conservation Station Cheetah Conservation Station

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

COBOL COBOL

Learn about COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, one of the first computer-programming languages to run successfully on different brands of computers, in this case.

Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt

This exhibition features the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, hand-drawn by Simeon De Witt, surveyor for George Washington.

Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska

Jointly prepared by the Smithsonian and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the exhibition presents the cultures of Alaska and Siberia from the end of the Ice Age Era to modern times.


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