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Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Dinosaur Exhibit to Close for Renovations

Fossil fanatics and dinosaur devotees in Washington, D.C., will have to go elsewhere for their prehistoric proclivities when the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History closes its popular “Dinosaur Hall” for a five-year, $48 million makeover in April. The renovations, largely funded by a $35 million donation from billionaire and[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Smithsonian Exhibits Suffer From Automatic Budget Cuts

Smithsonian Exhibits Suffer From Automatic Budget Cuts

The Smithsonian Institution will be forced to drastically reorganize its staff and resources when automatic budget cuts go into effect May 1. The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum system, is currently facing a $41 million reduction, or 5 percent, of its $996 million budget. The sequestration spending cuts aim to[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments News
Pop Culture and Politics at the American History Museum

Pop Culture and Politics at the American History Museum

All summer long, the guide will take a look at some of the museums that call the District home. We’ll weed out tourist traps and find the hidden gems where you can spend a few hours along the corridors. Though the Smithsonian museums are some of the city’s most popular, many do[Read More…]

by July 22, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Health and Medicine Museum More than a Science Lesson

All summer long, the guide will take a look at some of the museums that call the District home. We’ll weed out tourist traps and find the hidden gems where you can spend a few hours along the corridors. Though the National Museum of Health and Medicine, established in 1862, may be[Read More…]

by July 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Mesmerizing Art at the Phillips Collection

All summer long, the guide will take a look at some of the museums that call the District home. We’ll weed out tourist traps and find the hidden gems where you can spend a few hours along the corridors. Though the Philips Collection may not be as well known or as wallet[Read More…]

by June 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Native American Museum Falls Short of Expectations

All summer long, the guide will take a look at some of the museums that call the District home. We’ll weed out tourist traps and find the hidden gems where you can spend a few hours. The Smithsonian Institution maintains numerous spectacular museums throughout our city. From the Air and Space[Read More…]

by May 24, 2012 0 comments The Guide
It’s Game Time: Smithsonian Goes Geek

It’s Game Time: Smithsonian Goes Geek

Are video games art? Chris Melissinos, the curator of D.C.’s new “The Art of Video Games” exhibit, certainly thinks so. Fan boys, rejoice. Melissinos said that, “We are invited by [an] artist to inject our own morality, our own worldview, our own experiences into the game as we play it. What comes out is[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Smithsonian May Soon Charge

Smithsonian museum regulars might need to start dipping into their pockets soon if a new budget proposal is passed. President Obama’s deficit reduction commission proposed admissions fees at the Smithsonian museums last week in order to reduce congressional spending. The suggested $7.50 per visitor would decrease congressional spending by $225[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News