Horace Boyer, formerly of the American History Museum, and Thomas Dietz of the Air and Space Museum. Continue reading In memoriam
Enjoy a summer stroll through the picture-perfect Enid A. Haupt Garden and take a peek into the past at the same time. Continue reading Postcards from the past
Get a sneak peek at two new programs available only on the Smithsonian Channel. Continue reading Smithsonian Channel puts the spotlight on STRI
The National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Va., welcomed a female tufted deer fawn—the fourth species to give birth in one week at CRC—on July 16.
The 1990s introduced us to rollerblading, grunge music, slap bracelets and a yellow animated family from Springfield that took America by storm. Some fads come and go, but 20 years later “The Simpsons” remains timeless.
“Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon” tells of the journey taken by Vietnamese Americans from war-torn Vietnam to new lives in the United States. Continue reading “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon”
Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” was pleased by recent findings reported by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics that include the Milky Way galaxy is larger than previously thought. Continue reading Take that, Andromeda!
As the need to protect and preserve wildlife and vanishing habitats has increased, zookeepers’ role as educators and wildlife ambassadors has become essential. During the third week of July each year, we celebrate National Zookeeper Week to recognize both keepers and the animals the care for.
Continue reading July 19-25 is National Zookeepers Week
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral on its historic mission to land on the moon. Forty years later, visitors to the Air and Space Museum have a unique opportunity of seeing the moon through the eyes of the only artist who has walked on its surface. Continue reading “Painting Apollo, First Artist on Another World”
For several years, The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has participated in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile race through Central Park in New York meant to promote fitness and team-building. This year marks the 33rd Corporate Challenge with races in 12 cities on six continents. The race is held after work on a… Continue reading Cooper-Hewitt staff rise to the challenge