Statue of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit on display at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., during summer 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Sydney (left) a Bennett’s wallaby at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo eating with the Zoo’s two other adult wallabies Victoria and Adelaide.
Photo: Esther Wray/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Photo courtesy Smithsonian Latino Center
Photo: Roshan Patel, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Composer, musician and philanthropist Paul Simon is the first artist and sixth honoree to receive the “Great Americans” medal from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The medal will be presented Sept. 18 and is the museum’s signature honor.
Photo credit: Photograph by Frank Ocenfels III
Credit: Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and host of “Portraits.”
Giant panda Mei Xiang at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Photo: Connor Mallon/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Clouded leopard cubs Paitoon (male) and Jilian (female) at the Smithsonian’s
Photo: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
South American rivers are home to at least three different species of electric eels, including a newly identified species capable of generating a greater electrical discharge than any other known animal, according to a new analysis published in the Sept. 10 issue of the journal Nature Communications. The third species, Electrophorus varii (shown above), named after the late Smithsonian ichthyologist Richard Vari, swims through murky, slow-flowing lowland waters.
Credit: D. Bastos
Katie Couric (Photo: Kevin Lynch Inc)
Detail, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Gwaneum bosal). Korea, Goryeo period, ca. 1220–1285. Gilt wood and gilt copper and iron with crystal inlays. National Museum of Korea, Seoul
Paul Morigi/AP Images for The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Installation view of “Face Values” at the London Design Biennale. Photo: David Levene
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“Shonke Mon thi^, (Shunkamolah), Osage.” Bust made April – Dec. 1904 by Frank Lemon. Photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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