A baby Poison Dart frog.  (Photo credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Hatches Rare Frog in Captivity for 1st Time

Scientists from the Smithsonian working with an amphibian rescue project have hatched a newly discovered poison dart frog species for the first time in captivity.


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Smithsonian Planning New Exhibit All About Money

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is preparing a new exhibition all about money, money, money.


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24 Hours In Washington, D.C.

There’s no place quite like Washington, D.C. Whether you prefer to spend your day exploring neighborhoods, monuments or museums, D.C. has it all.


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Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery to Close in 2016 for Renovations

One of the Smithsonian’s museums devoted to Asian art will close next year for a major renovation.


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Smithsonian to Develop Rules on ‘Selfie Sticks’ for Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.



Smithsonian Exhibits Documents, Early Recordings from Bell

The National Museum of American History is hosting a series of programs this year about American innovation, and the first exhibit is focused on early sound recording.


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Smithsonian Working to Finalize Deal for New London Site

The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park, officials said Tuesday.


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Smithsonian Offers Close Look at Spirit of St. Louis Plane

Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis aircraft, one of the most treasured artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum, has been lowered to the floor for its first conservation treatment in 22 years.


Fossilized bones of a 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian’s New ‘Skins and Bones’ App Brings Skeletons to Life

The Museum of Natural History released a new, free app on Tuesday that brings a number of exhibits to life for museum-goers.


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Baby Panda Bao Bao Enjoys First Snow

Snowfall lights up the eyes of many kids, and kids-at-heart, and a new video from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows baby giant pandas also enjoy the white stuff.