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Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There 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
Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
March 29, 2013 – February 15, 2015

Treasures from the museum's collection of Central American ceramics shed new light on the exchange of dynamic ideas about art, culture, politics, and technology within the region’s largely unknown civilizations.

American Indian Museum
Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
December 1, 2012 – Indefinitely

Learn about early Buddhist sculptures in China during the Tang dynasty through 28 objects that are on view.

Freer Gallery
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000 Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
November 20, 2012 – Indefinitely

This mouth-watering exhibition explores the social changes that have changed how we eat and features Julia Child's kitchen.

American History Museum
Circle of Dance Circle of Dance
October 6, 2012 – October 8, 2017

Learn how music and dance continue to bind American Indian communities to all living things, to the earth, to the spirit world, and—when people have deep ancestral claims to their dances—to the past.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten
October 3, 2012 – Ongoing

See a composite "portrait" of legendary singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) made up of images of objects in the museum's collection that represent her.

American History Museum
Conestoga Wagon Conestoga Wagon
September 19, 2012 – Indefinitely

See a wagon that helped America's westward expansion to the Pacific.

American History Museum
Census of Marine Life/A Decade of Discovery Census of Marine Life/A Decade of Discovery
September 14, 2012 – TBA

Learn about the Census of Marine Life, the most comprehensive inventory of known marine life ever compiled and cataloged.

Natural History Museum
American Trail 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 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
Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt
August 20, 2012 – TBA

Famous for her incisive photomontages, Barbara Kruger (American, b. Newark, NJ, 1945) creates this immersive site-specific piece that explores themes of democracy, doubt, and belief.

Hirshhorn Museum
Views from the Tall Tower Views from the Tall Tower
August 1, 2012 – Indefinitely

See how the Washington skyline, as seen from the north tower of the Castle, has changed since 1863.

Smithsonian Castle
Urban Bird Habitat Garden 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
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Summer 2012 – Permanent

Watch from the mezzanine as museum specialists restore treasures in the National Air and Space Museum's collection.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
The Inside Story: Radiography The Inside Story: Radiography
May 21, 2012 – Permanent

View interesting X-rays to learn how animals move, eat, and play.

National Zoo
American Stories 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
Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 – May 31, 2015

Studio portraits of Union military leaders from George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside to William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses Grant by photographer Mathew Brady are on view.

Portrait Gallery
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
February 4, 2012 – Indefinitely

View highly sophisticated ancient Iranian metalwork ranging from deep bowls to elaborate drinking vessels to objects in gold and silver.

Sackler Gallery
You Must Remember This You Must Remember This
February 1, 2012 – Rotating

See costumes worn by movie stars and other memorablia from Warner Bros. Studio.

American History Museum
Systems at Work Systems at Work
December 14, 2011 – Permanent

Learn how mail travels from sender to recipient and how the process has changed over the last 200 years!

Postal Museum

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