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Visitors help LEGO master builders place LEGO bricks in an attempt to construct the world's largest American flag out of LEGOs during the grand opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge American Flag Made of Legos on Display at Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July.

07/04/2015

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Family Guide To National Zoological Park

Kids and adults love and are constantly amazed at the exhibits on hand at the The National Zoo. From large and small mammals to reptiles, to migratory birds, there are so many different animals to see that the family will have a tough time deciding what to see first.

06/19/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01:  Construction continues on the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the 350,000-square-foot musuem will have a total of 10 stories, five above ground and five below. It is currently on track to be completed in November 2015.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Museum to Display Artifacts From Slave Ship

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will display objects from a slave ship that sank off the coast of Cape Town in 1794.

05/31/2015

Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/NewsRadio 99.1 WNEW)

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Showcases its Collection

While its new building is still under construction, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is offering a look at its growing collection.

05/08/2015

Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/NewsRadio 99.1 WNEW)

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum on Track for 2016 Opening

Smithsonian Institution officials say the new National Museum of African American History and Culture is on track to open on the National Mall in late 2016.

05/07/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands. (Photo by Ian Waldie - Pool/Getty Images)

Japan’s Prime Minister Announces $1M Gift to Smithsonian

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is announcing a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums during his visit to Washington.

04/30/2015

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Smithsonian to Demonstrate Hoverboard for ‘Future’ Festival

IBM’s Watson computing system will be making a visit to Washington for the Smithsonian’s “The Future is Here” Festival, and organizers plan to demonstrate a real hoverboard inspired by the movie “Back to the Future.”

04/30/2015

Demonstrators march as they protest the death Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, in front of City Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, April 23, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Hosts Symposium on Ferguson, Race, Police Force

After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history.

04/24/2015

The Renwick Gallery near the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian to Reopen Renwick Gallery Near White House

The Smithsonian plans to reopen the Renwick Gallery in November after a $30 million renovation of the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

04/22/2015

The distinctive, Victorian-style towers of the Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Aims to Reopen Shuttered Site for Special Events

Smithsonian officials are quietly working to reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall that’s been shuttered for a decade.

04/13/2015

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