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Mary Livingston Ripley Garden 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 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 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
Expeditionary Airfield System (Portable Airport)
October 1, 1986 – Closed

See sections of aluminum matting used as a runway that is part of a portable expeditionary airfield system developed by the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s, and used extensively during the 1960s in Vietnam.

Air and Space Museum
Voyager: Around the World without a Pit Stop 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
Naval Aviation Art
August 29, 1986 – Closed

Observe 16 works commemorating the 75-year history of naval aviation.

Organized by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

Air and Space Museum
ICE Meets Ice: International Cometary Explorer
July 11, 1986 – Closed

Discover a 1/10 scale model of NASA's ICE (International Cometary Explorer) satellite, which flew through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in September 1985.

Air and Space Museum
Looking at Earth 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
Aerial Firefighting
December 7, 1984 – Closed

Trace the history of aerial firefighting in the U.S. through more than 35 historical photographs and film footage of an actual mission that explain the important role of aircraft in the constant battle against wildfires.

Air and Space Museum
The Golden Age of Flight 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 Small Mammal House
April 1, 1983 – Permanent

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

National Zoo
Aircraft Models
July 29, 1982 – Late 1998

Visit a selection of some 50 finely crafted military and civilian aircraft models of different scale, representing aircraft technology since the early 20th century.

Air and Space Museum
Powers of Ten Theater
October 15, 1981 – Closed

Be amazed by the Charles Eames film Powers of Ten presenting a mythical journey into space increasing one's distance from Earth 10 times every 10 seconds, and a similar journey returning into the human body at the same rate of speed.

Air and Space Museum
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
Special Aircraft Exhibit: Corsair, Curtiss, Boeing, Grumman, and Excalibur
February 1, 1981 – April 1998

Visit a changing exhibition of aircraft, many of them recently restored at the Garber Facility at Silver Hill, Maryland.

Air and Space Museum
St. Dunstan Statue
January 1, 1981 – Permanent

A statue of statesman and reformer St. Dunstan (c. 910-988) peeks through the trees in the Haupt Garden.

Smithsonian Castle
Paintings by Rowland Emett
November 1, 1980 – 1981

See two paintings by Rowland Emett that depict two of his whimsical sculptures: Pussiewillow II and MAUD.

Air and Space Museum
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
The S.S. (Space Ship) Pussiewillow II
March 1, 1980 – 1990

Enjoy a whimsical machine by inventor-sculptor Rowland Emett, who is known worldwide for his intricate machines that whirr, spin, flash, sway, and quiver, going nowhere, doing nothing, poking fun at technology.

Air and Space Museum

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