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Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion

This exhibition examines Muybridge's (1830-1904) career and his production of thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second -- movements imperceptible to the human eye.

Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

Giant panda cub Bao Bao is now on exhibit! Bao Bao is now spending much of her time in the trees of her outdoor exhibit where she can sometimes be difficult to see. Sharp eyes will spot her.

Great Ape House Great Ape House

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

Great Cats: Lions and Tigers Great Cats: Lions and Tigers

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.

Heirloom Garden Heirloom Garden

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

Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting Hope Diamond in Its New Temporary Setting

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic donation of the Hope Diamond and the museum's centennial, the museum is exhibiting for the first time ever the Hope Diamond in a new temporary setting called "Embracing Hope."

How Things Fly How Things Fly

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

In Search of Giant Squid In Search of Giant Squid

Two preserved giant squids are on view. The rare Taningia danae is often referred to as the world's largest flasher because of its ability to flash brilliant blue-green light in the ocean depths. Architeuthis dux, displayed in the museum since 1983, is the world's largest invertebrate.

Insect Zoo, O. Orkin Insect Zoo, O. Orkin

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Invention at Play Invention at Play

This exhibition focuses on the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative skills and processes used by inventors.

Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain

The Folger Rose Garden features a bed of roses in a rainbow of colors, along with selected annuals, perennials, and woody plants chosen for year-round interest.

Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air

This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and contrasts the romance of aerial combat with the reality.

Looking at Earth Looking at Earth

This gallery traces the development of technology for viewing Earth from balloons, aircraft, and spacecraft.

Mammals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of

Travel to four continents to see some 274 mammals in lifelike poses in their natural habitat and learn about what they share in common and what makes them unique.

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Meander along the unusual curvilinear serpentine walkway in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden to view more than 200 varieties of plants in hanging baskets and borders.

Milestones of Flight Milestones of Flight

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

Nature's Best: Experience Nature Through the Art of Photography (2006) Nature's Best: Experience Nature Through the Art of Photography (2006)
New Animals at the Zoo New Animals at the Zoo

Visit some of the newest members of the Zoo family.

On the Water: Stories from Maritime America On the Water: Stories from Maritime America

This exhibition traces American maritime history from 18th-century sailing ships, to 19th-century steamboats and fishing craft, to today's huge container ships.


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