Smithsonian

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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

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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

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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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Air and Space Artifacts to Get New Display in D.C.

Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.

04/03/2014

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Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Reopens After Evacuation

Museum officials say the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has reopened after being evacuated.

03/26/2014

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Coltrane’s Sax Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

One of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian.

03/26/2014

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Smithsonian Tabs Cornell President as New Leader

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in Washington.

03/10/2014

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