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World's Largest Museum Welcomes Spectacular Dino Skeleton

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Science

The Smithsonian is finally set to welcome a T. rex into its hallowed halls. In October, one of the rare near-complete skeletons of the dinosaur will...

Here's What Dinosaur Poop Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to feast your eyes on a 65-million-year-old hunk of poop? A replica of Tyrannosaurus rex feces is en route to the Smit...

Fun AND Educational

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Yes, summer vacation is for kicking back and relaxing, but learning doesn't have to be a chore.

Jurassic Park For Real (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The hotly anticipated 3D version of Jurassic Park opens today, 20 years after Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking classic first debuted in...

LOOK: Sad News About Astronaut Spider

Posted 12.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nefertiti, the jumping spider who traveled through outer space and returned to Earth to live out her days in the nation's capital, has d...

Welcome To D.C., Spidernaut!

Posted 11.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The first spider astronaut to make it from space back to Earth has a new home in the nation's capital. NBC's Cosmic Log has the detai...

High-Tech Human Genome Exhibit Coming To D.C.

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pl...

Smithsonian To See $52 Million Increase From Congress

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution is receiving a $52 million increase in funding from Congress for 2012, with the increase primarily devo...

NAKED: Hope Diamond Displayed For First Time Without Setting

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the famed and feared Hope Diamond is on display au naturel. The doors were locked....