National Air and Space Museum
Kick off the Fourth of July celebration this week with flag folding, a concert and a tour of the Heirloom Garden.
July 02, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Think you know all of the cool sights on the Mall? We bet you'll find these insider tips from the Institution helpful this tourist season.
June 29, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
“One Life: Amelia Earhart” takes visitors on a clockwise journey around the one-room exhibit, a thoughtful, deliberate selection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia documents an extraordinary life.
June 29, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
Planetary geologist Jim Zimbelman reflects on Ray Bradbury's legacy
June 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, watch the transit of Venus, take a "living portrait," and explore the work of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.
June 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Smithsonian Institution staff photographer Eric Long captured the moment this morning on his way to work
May 23, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
This week, try a cup of organic shade-grown coffee, see spots on the sun, and bring your toddlers to rock out with Shine and the Moonbeams.
May 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
As a part of the Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative, this week-long event brings veterans, artists and civilians together to make art from their experiences with war.
May 11, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
An official ceremony and a weekend of space-shuttle activities welcome Discovery to its new home
April 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend learn to draw at the American Art Museum, visit the space shuttle Discovery and celebrate Earth Day with the National Zoo.
April 19, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
The shuttle has landed.
April 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Curator Valerie Neal discusses space shuttle Discovery's long journey to the Air and Space Museum
April 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The best spots to see space shuttle Discovery's descent to Dulles Airport.
April 12, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The IMAX cameras used to capture dozens of NASA missions are now part of the Air and Space Museum's collections
April 11, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Events April 10-12: What a Face, IUE: The Little Satellite That Could, and Semper Fidelis: Marine Aviation Centennial
This week, draw a portrait with Jay Coleman, learn about the International Ultraviolet Explorer with Andrea K. Dupree, and celebrate the Marine aviation centennial with General James F. Amos.
April 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Buzz Lightyear returns from space and stakes out a new home in the Air and Space Museum.
March 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
With new leads on where she may have landed, the mystery and her legacy continue.
March 20, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Events March 20-22: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and Big Bang for the Buck
This week, learn about Walt Whitman's hospital work in DC during the Civil War, watch a documentary on Liberian women who helped stop a bloody conflict with silent protest, and trace the origins of the universe through the results of the WMAP Explorer space mission.
March 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, experience the action of John Carter in IMAX, learn how to make your own mud cloth, and find out why the horse is such an important symbol in Native American culture.
March 08, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg