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American Enterprise
July 1, 2015 – Permanent

Learn how business and innovation helped the United States develop from a small dependent agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.

American History Museum
Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910
July 1, 2015 – February 26, 2017

Travel with us to the surface of the moon, the center of the earth, and the depths of the ocean—to the fantastic worlds of fiction inspired by 19th-century discovery and invention.

American History Museum
The Value of Money
July 1, 2015 – Permanent

The Value of Money examines global histories of exchange, cultural interaction, political change, and innovation through more than 400 objects from the National Museum of American History’s National Numismatic Collection.

American History Museum
Spark!Lab
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Spark!Lab reveals the real story behind inventors’ work through hands-on activities that help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention. (Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Tuesdays)

American History Museum
Object Project
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Object Project features more than 300 objects, a “magic” scrapbook, an opportunity to virtually try on clothing from the collection, and a special version of “The Price is Right.”

American History Museum
Inventing in America
July 1, 2015 – Indefinitely

Inventing in America, a collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focuses on inventions and innovators of the past and present, including Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison. The displays feature early patent models, trademarks, and inventions of National Inventors Hall of Fame members.

American History Museum
Inventive Minds
July 1, 2015 – Indefinitely

Inventive Minds, a gallery within the Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation, will introduce visitors to the mission and work of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, particularly its efforts to document invention.

American History Museum
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
June 26, 2015 – June 1, 2018

Explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day.

American Indian Museum
Coral Lab
June 25, 2015 – Permanent

Learn about the amazing life of corals, their threats and the bold work Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists are undertaking to conserve them.

National Zoo
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016

Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. This exhibition features 21 objects, including photographs, prints, and peace medals.

Portrait Gallery
National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting
June 4, 2015 – Summer 2016

Take a personal journey into the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting.

Natural History Museum
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta
June 4, 2015 – November 2017

The world's rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be prominently displayed in the museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a two and one-half year period.

Postal Museum
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016

Celebrity faces are everywhere. This exhibition questions the separate roles of subject, artist and viewer in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze.

Portrait Gallery
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre
May 16, 2015 – January 2, 2017

Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston, reinterprets the James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin.

Sackler Gallery
Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
May 8, 2015 – TBA

These artifacts demonstrate the richness and diversity of the African American experience and provide a preview of the themes and collections to be on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

American History Museum
CerĂ¡mica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed
April 18, 2015 – December 2017

This bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 150 objects. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to vibrant civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems, and arts.

American Indian Museum Heye Center
Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2015 – Indefinitely

This exhibitions highlights major themes that link the U.S. and Panama and the makings of community.

Anacostia Community Museum
Big Band
March 31, 2015 – Indefinitely

“Big Band” is by American painter LeRoy Neiman, who was known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events. It is 9x13 feet and features a composition of 18 iconic jazz musicians, together in what he envisioned to be his “dream” band.

American History Museum
Welcome to Your Smithsonian
March 20, 2015 – Indefinitely

This exhibition looks at the history of the Smithsonian, focusing on its research; museums; and public programs in art, culture, history, and science, and the role of the American public in the Smithsonian's museums and research. The Smithsonian is a partnership between its specialist staff and the American people.

Smithsonian Castle
Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely

The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood, usually selected for its unique physical properties.

American Art Museum

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