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National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Visitor Numbers Down at Smithsonian Due to Closure

Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.

06/24/2014

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

Smithsonian Gets $5.4 Million For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (right) is congratulated by Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough (left) and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after Lauren was presented with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal on June 17, 2014 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Honors Ralph Lauren For Fashion, Flag

Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

06/17/2014

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

D.C. Is Home To Four Of The World’s 20 Most Visited Museums

The treasures stored inside D.C.’s impressive collection of museums — dinosaur bones, spaceships, iconic movie and television props and artistic masterpieces — apparently have a lot of international appeal.

06/11/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian To Fly Drones, Human Jetpack Near National Mall

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.

05/14/2014

File photo of a computer (Photo credit:  Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Makes Deal To Offer Online Courses

The Smithsonian Institution is venturing into online education with a new deal to provide content for digital courses in history, science, culture and the arts.

05/05/2014

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Fossil Hall at Museum of Natural History Closed Until 2019

The National Museum of Natural History’s Fossil Halls will be closed for five years to undergo “the largest and most complex renovation in the Museum’s history.”

04/28/2014

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Smithsonian to Host Summer Sleepovers For Students

A “Night at the Museum” will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer.

04/20/2014

Tyrannosaurs Rex (credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

T. Rex Gets New Home in Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

Many people think of the T. rex as the ultimate dinosaur. Now they’ll be able to see a nearly full skeleton at the Smithsonian.

04/15/2014

Actor Mickey Rooney (Photo credit: ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mickey Rooney Portrait Installed at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington.

04/09/2014

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