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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
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
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
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
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
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
May 21, 2012 – Permanent

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

National Zoo
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
March 30, 2012 – May 8, 2016

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
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
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
The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

American History Museum
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt
November 17, 2011 – Permanent

Learn about Egyptian burial ritual and cosmology and what they reveal about life in ancient Egypt.

Natural History Museum
Mail Call
November 10, 2011 – Permanent

This exhibition addresses the emotional importance of mail to troops and their families during wartime and the logistics of delivering mail to troops at war.

Postal Museum
New Animals at the Zoo
Ongoing – Permanent

Visit some of the newest members of the Zoo family.

National Zoo
Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor
December 22, 2010 – TBA

This display case honors two people instrumental in the creation of the National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
African Mosaic: Building a Collection
November 19, 2010 – Indefinitely

The diversity and outstanding quality of Africa's arts are reflected in some 112 objects collected by the museum during the past 10 years.

African Art Museum
Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
November 19, 2010 – Permanent

This gallery features famous "firsts" and record-setting aviators during the 1920s and 30s.

Air and Space Museum
Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work
November 5, 2010 – mid-May 2012

View selected decorative metal objects from the Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection that trace the history of the Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company from its start in 1852 to 1940.

Smithsonian Castle
Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
October 23, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlight the historic importance of many of these iconic objects.

American Indian Museum Heye Center

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