Three booth attendants have been charged in connection with thefts at the parking garage of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex.
Two little girls in matching gingham jumpers -- Pam is crouching and pulling on her sister Patricia's leg brace -- appeared in a poster for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the early 1950s. They'd both recovered from polio.
The space shuttle Enterprise made its final descent Wednesday, landing at its new home at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 jumbo jet, swooped across the New York City skyline on Friday before touching down at the city's John F. Kennedy International Airport, bringing an end to its final flight.
Space shuttle Enterprise flies past the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks on the way to its new home at the Intrepid.
Thirty to 40 years ago, when arcade and console games were primitive and parents condemned them as a new threat to their children's schooling, it was probably hard to imagine one of America's leading museums embracing video games as an artform.
After thousands of trips around the Earth, Buzz Lightyear has landed at the Smithsonian.
The Smithsonian Institution officially began construction Wednesday on a new museum dedicated to African-American culture and heritage -- a complex committed to the celebration and study of one of the central components of the American story.
Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian African American History Museum talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux.
Voices recorded by inventor Alexander Graham Bell more than 125 years ago are being heard now, thanks to digital imaging technology.
Technology makes it possible to hear some of Alexander Graham Bell's early recordings for the first time.
From bustles to silk chiffon with organza flowers and Swarovski crystals, the newly updated first ladies exhibition at the National Museum of American History is an extravaganza of frills and fashion.
Authorities used pepper spray on a group of protesters trying to enter the National Air and Space Museum on Saturday, forcing the building to close about two hours early.
CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the closing of the Washington Monument and the impact the earthquake could have had on it.
The earthquake that struck the eastern United States on Tuesday affected some major sites and landmarks. Here is a look at the latest developments:
Maybe it helps for the nation's highest court to say it, too?
Keep debating whether video games are art if you wish. At E3, the world's biggest gaming expo, it's a closed question. Here, video games are definitely art -- and a gallery-style exhibit aims to prove it to as many people as care to look.
Art from different video games is displayed at the Into the Pixel gallery at E3 2011.
Newsflash! The 2011 budget saga isn't over.
If the government closes shop after Friday, the IRS will stop processing paper tax returns, the Small Business Administration will stop making loans and federal home loan guarantees will be put on hold.
When Rosalind Cron left home in the 1940s to join a teenage girl jazz band called the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, she had no idea what it would be like, as a white girl, traveling with the predominantly black band.
Though they sit quietly beneath the waves, shipwrecks are a cause of much wrangling above the surface. The issue of underwater archaeology is clouded by concerns about treasure hunting, the safety of wrecks, and the sale of finds.
The posters and placards carried by Wisconsin demonstrators will soon become an official part of the nation's legacy, adorning the walls of the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.
You can wave bye-bye to $4 billion in government spending.
A monster of sorts is lurking in the halls of the Smithsonian -- a beast that once belonged to rocker Eddie Van Halen.
Thirty-five years ago, it was the fantasy of millions of teenage boys. From now on, it will be a museum piece.
Neanderthals were more like us than we thought.
A video that features ants crawling over a crucifix has gone on display at a New York gallery -- after it was banned from a Smithsonian museum -- raising questions over the boundaries of freedom of expression in a city known for its art.
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted Saturday, sending ash and lava spewing nearly a mile into the sky.
After Haiti's devastating earthquake, Georges Nader picked up Hector Hyppolite's oil-on-cardboard painting like a father would a wounded child. He could barely hold back his tears.
Forget red versus blue. The nation's capital is seeing green.
As you sift through your pockets Friday looking for change to pay the parking meter, stop and take a moment to wish it a happy birthday.
The Smithsonian Institution weighs in on the Gulf spill and its long term effects. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
Lava and ash from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano forced the closure of Guayaquil Airport until Saturday afternoon, an airport spokesman said Friday.
So you're in the market for a new vehicle. Any chance you'd consider one with more than 100 million miles on the odometer, a neat white paint job and a sticker price of $28.8 million? Probably not.
The venerable Smithsonian Institution, often dubbed "America's Attic," said no Tuesday to adding a piece of 1990s history to its collections.
The Smithsonian turns down O.J. Simpson's suit, a possible "Brady" feud and other news from HLN's Showbiz Tonight.
Robert Gates The Secretary of Defense will continue in that position in the Obama administration for at least another year, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. "Secretary Gates met with the president just before Christmas and gave him a commitment to stay on the job for at least another year," Geoff Morrell, deputy assistant secretary of defense and Pentagon press secretary, told CNN. Gates served as Secretary of Defense in the last two years of the Bush administration and stayed on in the post when President Obama took office. According to his biography, Gates is the only defense secretary in U.S. history to be asked to remain in office by a newly elected president. Gates once served as president of Texas A&M University.
You can blame it on out-of-towners.
When a film cast includes names like Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Owen Wilson, a bit of improvisation on set is to be expected.
It's another "Night At The Museum." Take a look as cast members talk about their adventure.
Usually, when characters in a movie are one-dimensional, that's not a good thing. But in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," the waxworks figures who come to life after sundown aren't crassly sketchy or dramatically lacking. They're one-dimensional, all right, but knowingly, delightfully so.
The sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" has inspired more shrugs than shouts, as CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons" soared to a $48 million opening this weekend, narrowly edging out a stellar $43 million second-week performance by "Star Trek," according to estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
There's not a lot of mystery about the Must Watch of the Week.
CNN's JD Cargill works the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of "Terminator: Salvation."
When you think about the Smithsonian, images come to mind of old documents, artifacts and other materials from years gone by. But an exhibit unveiled Tuesday hopes to put forth a snapshot of recent history in the making.
Procedure: Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2009. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.
A long-hidden message has been discovered inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History announced Tuesday.
Call it a project of biblical proportions: 31,173 verses, 90 cities, one Word.
One can only imagine the sights this hat has seen. Perched atop a man who towered over his peers at 6 foot 4 inches, this hat must have had quite a view.
Photojournalist Bethany Swain takes us inside the new Lincoln exhibit at the Smithsonian with curator Harry Rubenstein.
A coalition of Democrats and some Republicans reached a compromise that trimmed billions in spending from an earlier version of the Senate economic stimulus bill.
A coalition of Democrats and some Republicans reached a compromise Friday that trimmed billions in spending from an earlier version of the massive economic recovery package.
On Monday, Congressional Republican leaders put out a list of what they call wasteful provisions in the Senate version of the nearly $900 billion stimulus bill that is being debated:
The first lady's inaugural ensemble could go on display as early as this summer
A Smithsonian collection of memorabilia from past political conventions records the rich history of election campaigns.
The fireworks over Denver and balloon drop in St. Paul are distant memories of the 2008 presidential conventions, but Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird hope the handful of Democratic and Republican delegates who pledged to help preserve history keep their word.
At least 17 Smithsonian Institution executives with six-figure salaries will see pay cuts, many in the tens of thousands of dollars, under reforms adopted by the museum complex.
Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2008. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.
Kermit the Frog will be part of an exhibit, "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington
China's giant pandas are believed to be safe after Monday's earthquake, but concern is growing over how they will get their next meals.
Showbiz Tonight gives us a look at "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," starring Harrison Ford.
A volcano erupts near Bogota, Colombia, prompting the evacuation of about 15, 000 people.
The highest active volcano in Colombia erupted Monday night, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of up to 15,000 people.
Garth Brooks has cleaned out his closet, giving some of what he found to the Smithsonian in the nation's capital, reports The Washington Post's Reliable Source column – which suggests he may have been encouraged by his wife, Trisha Yearwood, to get the stuff out of their house.
The 3.2 million-year-old skeleton known as Lucy was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a tour of the United States, a trip some consider too risky
Instead of the typical vacation, consider these more memorable journeys.
YES, YOU COULD JUST PLOP YOURSELF down on a beach in Jamaica this winter, but in most cases, it'd be no different from that beach in St. John's. Or Florida. Or California. The same is true of skiin...
You've got the grill. You've got the dry-aged steaks. As you get in shape for summer and start serious consideration of upcoming cookouts, give equally serious thought to how you plan to slice your finished masterpiece.
Pets outnumber people in the United States by about 60 million, with furry, feathered and scaly inhabitants numbering about 360 million, according to the pet industry.
Use this Extra! to introduce students to the unique responsibilities of the chief justice of the United States.
High-tech is not a word often used to describe a piece of rope, but add a data sensor to its fibers and you have what its creators call electronic rope technology.
A new exhibit honoring the American sacrifice during wars that span the nation's history opened in Washington D.C. on Veterans Day.
In an age when you can check your watch against the time on your cellphone, those alternating time and temperature readouts on banks and office buildings may seem passé. But when Luke Williams and ...
Wander the Smithsonian complex in Washington, D.C. and you'll see the spirit of invention at its finest, from Stone Age tools to spaceships. But you don't need a museum to appreciate innovation. Cr...
Ten years ago, while on a cruise off Italy's southern coast, I saw my first volcano. The announcement that we were passing it came during the boozy roar of the second dinner seating. I was the only...
This presidential portrait, on loan to the Smithsonian, will be taken back by its cash-strapped owner unless the museum can scare up $20 million. We could ask our wealthy (and attractive!) readers ...
Famous for beautiful yet educational films showcased on huge screens at museums like the Smithsonian Institution, Toronto's Imax Corp. is moving into the mainstream in a big way with its first 3-D ...
Looking for gift ideas? How about a bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington? Or a gold bangle that once circled Cleopatra's arm? Or a Chippendale chair that graced Thomas Jefferson's Monticello? Hig...
-- Buy intermediate-term bonds and bond funds for top total return (yield plus price appreciation). Though intermediate Treasuries (maturities of five years) are yielding only about 7%, vs. nearly ...
The decision to permit the destruction of the Berlin Wall instantly swelled the ranks of capitalism: it turned every Berliner with a hammer and a satchel into an entrepreneur. Pieces of the wall we...
Hold the shredder. That pile of old annual reports gathering dust may be more valuable than you think. The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City believes annual reports have artistic ...
Now voyager, here's your choice: You can set sail on a cruise liner with a thousand people you don't have much in common with and tax your mind sunbathing and shuffleboarding. Or you can sail to sp...