Skeleton of Extinct Whale Ends Decades-Long Journey That Began in a Garage
"The story has just begun, in essence, and we hope to learn more about this species," Dr. David Webster said.
Prehistoric Crab Leg Found During Beach Clean-Up Dates Back to Pleistocene
A woman noticed the "interesting" and unusual artifact while picking up trash along a Virginia beach.
Whales Removed an Abundance of Carbon From Earth. Then Humans Killed Them
Scientists say the restoration of blue, fin and humpback whale populations to levels seen before industrial hunting of the 20th century could help combat climate change.
First Look at FUTURES: Smithsonian Exhibits Groundbreaking Innovations
Newsweek gets an exclusive look at some of the most exciting pieces in the FUTURES exhibit, including some that will be unveiled to the public for the first time, such as Virgin Hyperloop; a model of an Oceanix floating city; and LightSail, a solar-powered spacecraft.
Smithsonian, Disney World Now Requiring Masks Following CDC Guidelines
Fully-vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks outdoors, but regardless of vaccination status, all visitors will be required to wear masks when indoors.
Bezos Makes Largest Donation to Smithsonian Ever Received in Gifting Flurry
The Founder of Amazon will give 9 space-centered non-profit organizations will receive $1 million, according to his space company Blue Origin.
Rep. Andy Kim Almost Threw Away Jan. 6 Blue Suit He Donated to Smithsonian
"It'll be surreal to one day take my kids to the Smithsonian and show them the blue suit behind glass," Rep. Kim said Tuesday.
Trump Could Be the One to Make First Smithsonian Latino Museum a Reality
A bipartisan group of activists and elected officials have been working to create a national Latino museum since 1994, and a Senate vote is set for this week.
Smithsonian Race Guidelines: Rational Thinking & Hard Work Are White Values
A graphic displayed in the guidelines, entitled "Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness in the United States," declares that rational thinking and hard work, among others, are white values.
Skin of Deep Sea Fish Is One of the Blackest Materials Known on Earth
Scientists say an artificial replica of the skin could have a huge range of applications, including in developing telescopes and camouflage.
Electric Eel Species With Most Powerful Shock Ever Discovered
Researchers announce there are three different species of electric eel, 250 years after first being found.
'Once You've Exploited the Solar System, There's Nowhere Left to Go': Study
"If we don't think about this now, we will go ahead as we always have, and in a few hundred years we will face an extreme crisis, much worse than we have on Earth now," Martin Elvis said.
Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo Closed in Shutdown
A total of 19 museums, galleries, gardens and zoos that operate as part of the Smithsonian are closed.
Watch: Gorilla Gives Birth to First Son Moke
The new arrival is a joyous occasion for a species whose wild population has been in decline in recent years due to disease and poaching.
Obama Says Portrait of Michelle Captures Her 'Hotness'
"We miss you guys, and we miss the way those who worked with us on this incredible journey carried yourselves," the former president said.
Melania Trump's Inaugural Gown Accepted By Smithsonian
"It was important for us not to follow any recipe for a 'First Lady gown,'" the dress designer said
Ruby Slippers From 'Wizard of Oz' No Longer on View
With the Smithsonian's pair undergoing conservation and others in storage, fans of the 1939 film will just have to wait to see Dorothy's pumps.
Smithsonian Needs Help to Restore Its Ruby Slippers
The National Museum of American History launched a fundraising campaign to preserve the artifact from "The Wizard of Oz."
Hottest Albums, Breakup Museum & More: 5 Things We Love
Pope Francis' affection for beauty vloggers and author Lindy West's memoir are among the five things we loved this week.
National African-American Museum to Open at Last
Generations in the making, the museum opens September 24 with the first black U.S. president cutting the ribbon.
Inside the Smithsonian's New African-American Museum
A hundred years and $540 million in the making, the museum opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in September.
Who Is Marian Anderson, the Woman on the New $5 Bill?
The opera singer's Lincoln Memorial performance is considered by some to have helped launch the civil rights movement.
National Zoo Gets All-Clear After Chemical Scare
The Zoo says "a boom" came from a mechanical room in its American Trail area; no people or animals are hurt.
'President' Frank Underwood Portrait Goes on Display
A painting of Kevin Spacey as his 'House of Cards' character is on view starting Wednesday at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Newborn Giant Panda Cub at National Zoo Has Died
The cub and its twin were born to much fanfare at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on August 22
Newborn Giant Pandas Boost U.S.-Chinese Relations
Washington's National Zoo and China have long practiced "panda diplomacy."
Watch the Making of President Obama's 3-D Printed Bust
Inspired by the plaster mask of Lincoln, the White House and the Smithsonian decided to make a 3-D printed version of Barack Obama.
NYC Themes 2014 Veterans Day Parade "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave"
The theme of this year's New York City Veterans Day Parade honors The Star Spangled Banner's 200th anniversary.