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Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

Learn how African Americans have contributed to sports in American and how sports have helped people respond to injustice.

African American History and Culture Museum
Musical Crossroads
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition tells the story of African American music from the arrival of the first Africans to today’s hip-hop.

African American History and Culture Museum
Cultural Expressions
September 24, 2016 – Indefinitely

This exhibition serves as an introduction to the concept of African American and African diaspora culture. It examines style, food and foodways, artistry, and creativity through craftsmanship, social dance, and gesture, and language.

African American History and Culture Museum
Wegmans Wonderplace
December 9, 2015 – Indefinitely

Wegmans Wonderplace welcomes curious kids ages 0–6 and their grownups. Wonderplace is open every day, except Tuesdays and December 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We welcome visitors to explore our hands-on, self-directed activities on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also note that children may not visit Wegmans Wonderplace without an adult.

On weekends and federal holidays, we use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

American History Museum
Toys and Childhood
November 20, 2015 – January 7, 2017

This showcase presents a selection of cast-iron and tinplate toys from the museum’s collection dating from the 1870s to the 1950s, illustrating the ever-evolving nature of American childhood and home life and bringing to light aspects of play.

American History Museum
African Elephant
September 4, 2015 – Ongoing

Our iconic 12-ton, 14-foot-tall African Elephant has undergone a remake! The new setting explores the evolution of elephants from their earliest predecessors to the three modern-day species. Learn about elephant behavior and the threats facing elephants today. 

Natural History Museum
Places of Invention
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

What is it about a particular place that excites a creative mind and sparks invention and innovation? Discover what can happen when the right mix of inventive people, ready resources, and inspiring surroundings come together.

American History Museum
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Spark!Lab reveals the real story behind inventors’ work through hands-on activities that help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention. (Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Tuesdays)

American History Museum
Object Project
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Object Project features more than 300 objects, a “magic” scrapbook, an opportunity to virtually try on clothing from the collection, and a special version of “The Price is Right.”

American History Museum
Immersion Room
December 12, 2014 – Ongoing

Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings are featured in a new high-tech space.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World
November 25, 2014 – 2018 (TBA)

How do we learn about dinosaurs and their ecosystems? Come see some of their fossils and find out!

Natural History Museum
June 2014 – Permanent

This glass enclosed lab allows visitors to watch museum paleontologists and trained volunteers extract fossils from rock and construct fossil casts and molds.

Natural History Museum
Connect with U.S. Stamps
September 22, 2013 – Permanent

Explore your own connection with stamps, create your own stamp design, and learn how stamps are produced.

Postal Museum
Mud Masons of Mali
August 31, 2013 – Indefinitely

Discover how mud masons maintain the spectacular traditional architecture of Djenne, Mali, in the modern world.

(Closed Nov. 30 to Feb. 14, 2016)

Natural History Museum
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
April 12, 2013 – Permanent

This exhibition reveals why a good clock is crucial to navigation -- for 18th-century mariners to current-day GPS users -- and how increasingly accurate timekeeping has influenced how we find our way.

Air and Space Museum
American Trail
September 1, 2012 – Permanent

Visit the American Trail, the Zoo's new home for seals, sea lions, and brown pelicans, which is modeled on the central California coast. Also located here are bald eagles, gray wolves, North American river otters, beavers, and ravens.

National Zoo
As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, Games
August 22, 2012 – Indefinitely

See Native American toys from all over North, Central, and South America and find out what life lessons and traditions they teach.

American Indian Museum
Urban Bird Habitat Garden
July 25, 2012 – Permanent

Learn the ingredients essential for creating a successful urban bird habitat in your own backyard.

Smithsonian Gardens
American Stories
April 12, 2012 – Indefinitely

See more than 100 historic and cultural touchstones of American history from the museum’s vast holdings.

American History Museum
The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely

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.

American History Museum

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