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Think Tank Think Tank
October 27, 1995 – Permanent

This exhibition explores the biology and evolution of animal thinking, focusing on primates.

National Zoo
Butterfly Habitat Garden Butterfly Habitat Garden
June 30, 1995 – Permanent

Stroll along the walkways in the Butterfly Habitat Garden to see four habitats of native plants that attract a variety of colorful butterflies spring through fall.

Smithsonian Gardens
Orientation Exhibition
October 30, 1994 – 2006

This small display provides a brief history of the indigenous peoples of Manhattan, the museum's mission, and the architecture of the Custom House.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Insect Zoo, O. Orkin Insect Zoo, O. Orkin
September 10, 1993 – Permanent

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Natural History Museum
Binding the Nation Binding the Nation
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Postal Museum
Customers and Communities Customers and Communities
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery focuses on the modern changes in mail service introduced at the turn of the 20th century.

Postal Museum
Moving the Mail Moving the Mail
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

Faced with the challenge of moving the mail quickly, the postal service looked to trains, automobiles, airplanes, and buses to deliver the mail.

Postal Museum
Legend's Image: The Great War in the Air Pictured
July 12, 1993 – Closed

See archival treasures of aircraft history, including a photograph of an 1857 gas balloon and a negative and print of the first Wright military aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
November 26, 1992 – Indefinitely

Several centuries of sculptures from South India are on view.

Sackler Gallery
Amazonia Amazonia
November 18, 1992 – Permanent

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

National Zoo
Cheetah Conservation Station Cheetah Conservation Station
August 19, 1992 – Permanent

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

National Zoo
Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air
November 13, 1991 – Permanent

This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and contrasts the romance of aerial combat with the reality.

Air and Space Museum
Modern Turbine Engines
September 24, 1990 – Closed

Investigate the CFM International CFM56-2 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 123 turboprop engines, representative of engines developed in the 1970s and 1980s and used today to power many medium- and short-range transport aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
INF (Intermediate Nuclear Forces) Treaty Compliance
June 20, 1990 – Closed

See a U.S. Pershing II missile and a Soviet SS-20 missile, examples of the weapons banned by the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Air and Space Museum
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Carrier War in the Pacific
September 29, 1989 – Closed

Review 6 principal carrier battles of World War II through models, maps, photographs, and original newsreel footage.

Air and Space Museum
Calling All Stars
March 10, 1989 – Closed

View 7 aluminum paintings by contemporary artist Andreas Nottebahm exhibited in conjunction with the Albert Einstein Planetarium show Calling All Stars.

Air and Space Museum
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

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