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Moving the Mail
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

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

Postal Museum
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
November 26, 1992 – Indefinitely

Several centuries of sculptures from South India are on view.

Sackler Gallery
Amazonia
November 18, 1992 – Permanent

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

National Zoo
Cheetah Conservation Station
August 19, 1992 – Permanent

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

National Zoo
Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air
November 13, 1991 – Permanent

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

Air and Space Museum
Electricity: Lighting a Revolution
– Permanent

This exhibition reveals how Thomas Edison's incandescent electric light bulb and other inventions transformed our world.

American History Museum
Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
May 25, 1988 – Permanent

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.

Smithsonian Gardens
Gibbon Ridge
May 14, 1988 – Permanent

Gibbon Ridge is home to three groups of white-cheeked gibbons and a group of siamangs.

National Zoo
Enid A. Haupt Garden
May 22, 1987 – Permanent

A 4.2-acre rooftop park, named for its donor, features an embroidered parterre in a geometric design of plants and flowers rotated seasonally.

Smithsonian Gardens
Voyager: Around the World without a Pit Stop
September 14, 1986 – Permanent

This exhibit features the Voyager, the first aircraft to fly around the world without landing or refueling.

Air and Space Museum
Looking at Earth
May 8, 1986 – Permanent

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

Air and Space Museum
The Golden Age of Flight
April 5, 1984 – Permanent

Americans were wild about aviation in the 1920s and '30s, the period between the two world wars that came to be known as the Golden Age of Flight.

Air and Space Museum
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
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
April 15, 1981 – Permanent

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

National Zoo
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
August 24, 1979 – Permanent

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

Natural History Museum
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
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

This gallery traces NASA's manned space program beginning with Project Mercury's Freedom 7 (5/5/61); then the Gemini Project (1965-66); followed by the Apollo Program (1967-1972), with Apollo 17 as the last manned exploration of the moon.

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

This exhibition gallery highlights NASA lunar surface exploration.

Air and Space Museum

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