April 2017–November 2018
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Scientists traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history for a surprising find.
A Civil War military history researcher explains where Memorial Day celebrations came from.
Explore items related to the year, including the Spirit of St. Louis and its famous flight May 20-21, 1927.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer. Even if you are on a "staycation," you can enjoy our beach themed collections.
On the centennial of Kennedy's birth, May 29, 1917, the Smithsonian joins the nationwide celebration of his life and legacy.
Cats as seen through the Smithsonian's collections.
Sit, stay, and explore dogs from across our collections.
The 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will feature Circus Arts. Enjoy these related objects from across the Smithsonian.
Fetching close to $1,500 per pound, ivory ranks fourth in black-market traded items just behind illegal drugs, weapons, and humans.
Pack your bags and take a trip on the many rails throughout our collections.
Learn about Bird Friendly coffee, an initiative spearheaded by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.
Artists offer their emotional and psychological perspectives of battle and its repercussions in a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
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