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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 – Permanent

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 as early as 2 p.m. if crowds are heavy.

National Zoo
Asia Trail
October 17, 2006 – Permanent

Asia Trail is home to the following Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant pandas, and Japanese giant salamander.

National Zoo
America's Presidents
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

America’s Presidents showcases an enhanced and extended display of multiple images of the past 43 presidents of the United States starting with Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington (off-view for conservation) and continuing to George W. Bush.

Portrait Gallery
American Origins, 1600-1900
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

American Origins is a conversation about America that begins with the first days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers, through the struggles of independence, to the Gilded Age.

Portrait Gallery
Twentieth-Century Americans
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

Four galleries showcase the major cultural, scientific, and political figures of the 20th century.

Portrait Gallery
American Art through 1940
– Permanent

See artworks from the museum’s permanent collection that connect with major moments in America’s past, from early America and the Republic to the settlement of the western frontier, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.

American Art Museum
Art Since 1945
– Permanent

On view is modern and contemporary art, including works from Color Field, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art.

American Art Museum
Modern and Contemporary Art
– Permanent

See contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection, including Jenny Holzer's For SAAM and Duane Hanson's Woman Eating.

American Art Museum
Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
July 1, 2006 – Permanent

On view are portraits made by renowned American sculptor Jo Davidson between 1908 and 1946.

Portrait Gallery
Luce Foundation Center for American Art
– Permanent

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art is the first visible art storage and study center in Washington that showcases more than 3,300 artworks from the museum's permanent collection.

American Art Museum

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