Sep
16

It’s a boy!

It’s a boy!

For the first time in 25 years, a baby orangutan has been born at the National Zoo. The male Bornean orangutan was born at 8:52 p.m. Sept. 12 to 19-year-old mother Batang. The Great Ape House will remain closed indefinitely to provide Batang a quiet space to bond with her infant. Continue reading It’s a boy!

Aug
25

Preserve. Enjoy. Inspire.

Preserve. Enjoy. Inspire.

The Smithsonian is joining the National Park Service in celebrating the centennial of America’s national parks with a new photography exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, an exhibition exploring the intersection of the U.S. mail and our national parks at the National Postal Museum and a new documentary airing on the Smithsonian Channel Aug. 28. Continue reading Preserve. Enjoy. Inspire.

Aug
12

To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

Remember middle-school sleepovers? The giggling, the ghost stories, the midnight raids on the fridge? Well, imagine rolling out your sleeping bag beneath a 50-foot whale, at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, or in the shadow of the space shuttle Discovery. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover. Continue reading To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

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