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Elephant Trails
September 3, 2010 – Permanent

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

National Zoo
Pony Express: Romance vs. Reality
April 3, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition examines fictional and actual stories from the history of the world's best known mail carriers.

Postal Museum
The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
March 17, 2010 – Indefinitely

This major exhibition hall focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world over time.

Natural History Museum
The Struggle for Justice
February 12, 2010 – Permanent

This exhibition showcases major cultural and political figures who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.

Portrait Gallery
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye!
2009 – Indefinitely

This small exhibition features historic Transformers toys and props used in the major motion picture.

Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Moving Beyond Earth
November 19, 2009 – Permanent

Explore the achievements and challenges of human spaceflight in the United States during the space shuttle and space station era.

Air and Space Museum
Stories on Money
June 11, 2009 – Indefinitely

This exhibition explores the history of money -- coinage and currency -- from the earliest times to the present and showcases objects from the museum's National Numismatic Collection.

American History Museum
On the Water: Stories from Maritime America
May 22, 2009 – Permanent

This exhibition traces American maritime history from 18th-century sailing ships, to 19th-century steamboats and fishing craft, to today's huge container ships.

American History Museum
The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
May 18, 2009 – Indefinitely

On view are objects from this comprehensive 525-piece collection of African art representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples and covers 5 centuries of African art.

African Art Museum
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem
November 21, 2008 – Permanent

The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

American History Museum
Landmark Objects
– Permanent

Large, iconic artifacts in the main corridor of each floor of the East and Wings highlight the key themes of the exhibitions in the wing.

American History Museum
Heirloom Garden
– Permanent

The Heirloom Garden is a treasury of favorites from what may be considered the classic American flower garden.

Smithsonian Gardens
The Sant Ocean Hall
September 27, 2008 – Permanent

Dive in with Phoenix—a model of an actual North Atlantic right whale—and discover how the ocean is a global system essential to all life in this exhibition featuring hundreds of preserved marine specimens, a living coral reef, and many interactive displays.

Natural History Museum
Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
April 24, 2008 – Indefinitely

On view six modern military UAVs that represent a variety of missions and technologies.

Air and Space Museum
Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution
February 15, 2008 – Permanent

This exhibition shows how butterflies have evolved, adapted, and diversified with their plant partners over millions of years. Includes a live butterfly experience (tickets required).

Natural History Museum
America by Air
November 17, 2007 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the history of commercial air transportation in the U.S. from 1914 to today and discusses how technological innovations have revolutionized air travel.

Air and Space Museum
Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
November 17, 2007 – Permanent

This small exhibition commemorates the opening of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.

Portrait Gallery
Korea Gallery
June 8, 2007 – Indefinitely

On view are some 85 objects, including Korean ceramics, wooden furniture, stone and wooden sculptures, paintings, and textiles.

Natural History Museum
Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of Chesapeake
November 13, 2006 – Permanent

This small display provides an overview of the history of the Native peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region.

American Indian Museum
Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family
October 17, 2006 – Ongoing

The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is home to four giant pandas: Tian Tian (adult male), Mei Xiang (adult female), Bao Bao (juvenile female), and a male cub named Bei Bei. The panda house is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 p.m. summer). However, the line for the panda house may close early if crowds are heavy.

National Zoo

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