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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
Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska
September 23, 1988 – April 2, 1989

Jointly prepared by the Smithsonian and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the exhibition presents the cultures of Alaska and Siberia from the end of the Ice Age Era to modern times.

Natural History Museum
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
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
October 1, 1987 – January 11, 2004

The experiences of Japanese Americans during WWII; decision-making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution.

American History Museum
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 – June 21, 2014

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
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
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
Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand
November 1, 1982 – July 31, 1983

On view are 15 exquisitely crafted gifts from Thai monarchs to the United States and to U.S. presidents.

Natural History Museum
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
Great Ape House Great Ape House
April 15, 1981 – Permanent

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

National Zoo
Fossils Galore: A Grand Opening Fossils Galore: A Grand Opening
– April 27, 2014

Soft-bodied and hard-shelled animals, tall sponges, and algae offer a rare glimpse into the earliest explosion of animal life more than 500 million years ago, including the famous Burgess Shale.

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
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
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
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
The Peacock Room The Peacock Room
January 1, 1923 – April 8, 2011

Do not miss the Peacock Room -- the dining room in wealthy London shipowner Frederick R. Leyland's home -- that James McNeill Whistler elaborately redecorated. The room was later purchased by Freer and installed in the Freer Gallery of Art after his death. Type "Peacock Room" under "Current" or "Upcoming" to search for the latest installation.

Freer Gallery
Madam on the Mall Madam on the Mall
mid-January 2001 – May 28, 2001

This case discusses the archaeological findings on the site of the American Indian Museum.

A&I

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