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Great Ape House
April 15, 1981 – Permanent

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

National Zoo
Early Flight, The Samuel P. Langley Gallery of
March 26, 1980 – Permanent

The early history of the airplane from antiquity through the first decade of powered flight is told.

Air and Space Museum
Birds of the District of Columbia
August 24, 1979 – Permanent

Year-round and seasonal residents, migrants and vagrants—hundreds of bird species—are displayed.

Natural History Museum
Exploring the Planets
1979 – Permanent

This exhibition highlights the history and achievements of planetary exploration, both Earth-based and by spacecraft.

Air and Space Museum
Apollo to the Moon
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

This gallery traces NASA's manned space program beginning with Project Mercury's Freedom 7 (5/5/61); then the Gemini Project (1965-66); followed by the Apollo Program (1967-1972), with Apollo 17 as the last manned exploration of the moon.

Air and Space Museum
Lunar Exploration Vehicles
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

This exhibition gallery highlights NASA lunar surface exploration.

Air and Space Museum
Milestones of Flight
July 1, 1976 – Renovation underway

This gallery features famous airplanes and spacecraft that exemplify the major achievements in the history of flight.

Air and Space Museum
Sea-Air Operations
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

The focus of this gallery is overwater flight, including aircraft carrier operations from 1911 to the present.

Air and Space Museum
World War II Aviation
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

The story of World War II is too big for a single gallery, so this one focuses on land-based fighter aviation.

Air and Space Museum
Welcome Center
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

Welcome Center features selected artifacts and an information desk where information specialists assist visitors.

Air and Space Museum
Outdoor Plaza and Sculpture Garden
October 4, 1974 – Indefinitely

The plaza and sunken sculpture garden include approximately 80 contemporary sculptures.

Hirshhorn Museum
Osteology: Hall of Bones
– Permanent

Hundreds of skeletons of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians are shown in characteristic poses.

Natural History Museum
Gunboat Philadelphia
July 3, 1965 – Permanent

Built in 1776, the gunboat Philadelphia is the oldest American fighting vessel in existence.

American History Museum
The Dolls' House
Opened 1951 – Indefinitely

This dollhouse and its 800 miniature furnishings represent a romantic view of the life of a large and affluent American family in the early 1900s.

American History Museum

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