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Smithsonian Information Center Smithsonian Information Center
Open – Permanent

Smithsonian Information Center includes information services for the public, a gift shop, a cafe, and exhibitions.

Smithsonian Castle
Electricity: Lighting a Revolution 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
Wetlands Exhibition Wetlands Exhibition
May 1989 – Permanent

The wetlands contains a boardwalk traversing a series of ponds and wildlife-friendly plantings. Although no captive birds inhabit this area, it is a nice place to birdwatch.

National Zoo
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
Haas Mural Haas Mural
November 1, 1987 – Permanent

See artist Richard Haas' illusionist mural (or trompe l'oeil) that depicts the Smithsonian's Castle and Arts and Industries Building, as seen through ancient stone arches.

Ripley Center
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
Invertebrates Invertebrates
May 7, 1987 – Permanent

This exhibition is home to dozens of invertebrate species -- the most abundant creatures on earth -- from sea stars to spiny lobsters, to giant African millipedes, to tarantulas, to a giant Pacific octopus.

National Zoo
Outdoor Sculptures: Modern Head, Vaquero, and Tableau Noir Outdoor Sculptures: Modern Head, Vaquero, and Tableau Noir
– Indefinitely

The sculptures Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein and Vaquero by Luis Jimenez Jr. are located outside the F and G St. entrances.

American Art 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
Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life
June 27, 1986 – April 28, 2014

An overview of the origin and early evolution of life is presented.

Natural History 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
Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight
May 30, 1985 – April 27, 2014

This exhibition focuses on the spectacular evolution of mammals as the dominant class of vertebrates following the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

Natural History Museum
Outdoor Sculptures, including Sculptures from Nature Outdoor Sculptures, including Sculptures from Nature
– Permanent

See sculptures located outside the Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive entrances. 

Natural History 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
Pavilion Sculptures Pavilion Sculptures
– Indefinitely

Sculptures and objects from the collection are displayed in the Pavilion and rotated regularly.

African Art 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
Dinosaurs: Reptiles—Masters of Land Dinosaurs: Reptiles—Masters of Land
December 4, 1981 – April 27, 2014

All of the old favorites are on view in the exhibition hall—Diplodocus, T. rex, and Triceratops—and more.

Natural History 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

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