On May 18, Seven-year-old Electra delivered two kittens marking the first time the endangered fishing cats have successfully bred and produced young at the National Zoo.
June 12, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The medical report from Charles Leale, the first doctor to tend to the dying president, was discovered at the National Archives. Smithsonian curator Harry Rubenstein shares his thoughts
June 12, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Events June 12-14: Temple of Invention Tour, A Healthy Future in Renewable Energy, and Painting with Maya-Mam
This week, take a tour of the Old Patent Office Building, learn about renewable energy sources, and paint with Mayan artist Ubaldo Sánchez.
June 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Planetary geologist Jim Zimbelman reflects on Ray Bradbury's legacy
June 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend celebrate World Oceans Day, 100 Years of Girl Scouts and hat designer, Lula Mae Reeves
June 07, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The American Indian Museum tells the stories of indigenous Olympians both past and present.
June 06, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The former Secretary of State speaks about the importance of immigrants, being the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government, and her famous diplomatic pins.
June 05, 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
Events June 1-3: Native Athletes in the Olympics, Zebra Day, Ocean: Multimedia, Dance, Film and Music
This weekend, prep for the Olympics with some history, meet the Zebras at the zoo and celebrate the ocean in a multimedia experience.
June 01, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Food writer Ruth Reichl looks at the impact of the famous chef's partnership with her husband Paul
June 2012 | By Ruth Reichl
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This post is part of our ongoing series in which ATM invites guest bloggers from among the Smithsonian Institution’s scientists, curators, researchers and historians to write for us. The National Portrait Gallery’s cultural historian Amy Henderson recently wrote about Louis Armstrong’s last recorded performance at the National Press Club. A front page article in May [...]
May 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
From now through Friday, you have the chance to help decide which icon of American History will be featured in a new portrait by artist Robert Weingarten
May 24, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, air out your dirty laundry, live the life of "aloha" and check out the American Art Museum's latest exhibit.
May 24, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
After a risky caesarean section and intensive care, two cheetah cubs have been nursed back to health and now come to live at the Zoo
May 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
Betty White is a self-described “zoo nut.” At age 90, she balances her still-thriving acting career with advocacy work for zoos—particularly the Los Angeles Zoo, where she serves as a trustee. “Wherever I travel, I try to steal time to check out whatever zoo is within reach,” she writes, in her latest book Betty & [...]
May 18, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The guitarist and singer pioneered the genre of Go-Go and became intricately connected with DC's cultural identity
May 17, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg