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Small Mammal House Small Mammal House
April 1, 1983 – Permanent

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

National Zoo
Jet Aviation Jet Aviation
July 1, 1981 – Permanent

This gallery illustrates the first 40 years of jet aviation (1939-1979), including the evolution of commercial and military jet aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Great Ape House Great Ape House
April 15, 1981 – Permanent

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

National Zoo
Early Flight, The Samuel P. Langley Gallery of Early Flight, The Samuel P. Langley Gallery of
March 26, 1980 – Permanent

The early history of the airplane from antiquity through the first decade of powered flight is told.

Air and Space Museum
Birds of the District of Columbia Birds of the District of Columbia
– Permanent

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

Natural History Museum
Exploring the Planets Exploring the Planets
1979 – Permanent

This exhibition highlights the history and achievements of planetary exploration, both Earth-based and by spacecraft.

Air and Space Museum
Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

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

Air and Space Museum
Lunar Exploration Vehicles Lunar Exploration Vehicles
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

This exhibition gallery highlights NASA lunar surface exploration.

Air and Space Museum
Milestones of Flight Milestones of Flight
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

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

Air and Space Museum
Sea-Air Operations Sea-Air Operations
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

The focus of this gallery is overwater flight, including aircraft carrier operations from 1911 to the present.

Air and Space Museum
World War II Aviation World War II Aviation
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

The story of World War II is too big for a single gallery, so this one focuses on land-based fighter aviation.

Air and Space Museum
Welcome Center Welcome Center
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

Welcome Center features selected artifacts and an information desk where information specialists assist visitors.

Air and Space Museum
Outdoor Plaza and Sculpture Garden Outdoor Plaza and Sculpture Garden
October 4, 1974 – Indefinitely

The plaza and sunken sculpture garden include approximately 80 contemporary sculptures.

Hirshhorn Museum
Osteology: Hall of Bones Osteology: Hall of Bones
– Permanent

Hundreds of skeletons of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians are shown in characteristic poses.

Natural History Museum
Gunboat Philadelphia Gunboat Philadelphia
July 3, 1965 – Permanent

Built in 1776, the gunboat Philadelphia is the oldest American fighting vessel in existence.

American History Museum
Power Machinery Power Machinery
1964 – Permanent

This hall follows the development of the increasingly efficient power machinery that helped the United States become a world leader during the Industrial Revolution.

American History Museum
The Miniature World of Faith Bradford: The Dolls' House The Miniature World of Faith Bradford: The Dolls' House
Opened 1951 – Closing TBA

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.

American History Museum
Renwick Gallery Closed for Renovation Renwick Gallery Closed for Renovation
Closed – Reopening 2016 (TBA)

The Renwick Gallery, home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative art program, is closed during the first comprehensive renovation to the building in 40 years. It is anticipated to reopen in 2016.

Renwick Gallery

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