Articles Tagged ‘Smithsonian museums’

Would You Pay to Visit the Smithsonian?

Would You Pay to Visit the Smithsonian? April 18, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Detail of Star Spangled Banner in the Smithsonian's Museum of American History One of the greatest things about Washington, DC, as a tourist destination is that admission to the Smithsonian is free. A¬†collection of art, science, and culture museums housing some of the nation’s priceless treasures...

Space Shuttle Discovery Finds a Home in DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Finds a Home in DC April 16, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
On April 12, NASA, which is phasing out the 30-year Space Shuttle Program, announced that the Space Shuttle Discovery would become part of the permanent collection of aviation and aerospace memorabilia at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Shuttle Discovery completed 39 missions during its 27-year...

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian February 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The recent budget discussions between the White House and the U.S. Congress has brought up the specter of a government shutdown, an event that could see U.S. national parks, the Smithsonian Institution, and all other facilities managed by the U.S. government locking their gates and closing their doors...