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The nations T. rex is at the National Museum of Natural History. The new 66-million-year-old T. rex recently arrived at the museum and will be unveiled when the new National Fossil Hall opens in 2019. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The nation's T. rex is at the National Museum of Natural History. The new 66-million-year-old T. rex recently arrived at the museum and will be unveiled when the new National Fossil Hall opens in 2019. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Space Shuttle Discovery is in the National Air and Space Museum. It is the longest-serving orbiter. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Space Shuttle Discovery is in the National Air and Space Museum. It is the longest-serving orbiter. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Bao Bao the Giant Panda cub is at the National Zoo. The cub is almost a year old and made her public debut at the zoo in January. See more photos of her development on WTOP. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Bao Bao the Giant Panda cub is at the National Zoo. The cub is almost a year old and made her public debut at the zoo in January.

See more photos of her development on WTOP. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Giant Magellan Telescope is at the Astrophysical Observatory. The enormous telescope, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will be one of the worlds largest ground-based opticalinfrared telescopes. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Giant Magellan Telescope is at the Astrophysical Observatory. The enormous telescope, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will be one of the world's largest ground-based optical/infrared telescopes. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Titanoboa is at the Tropical Research Institute. A Smithsonian researcher discovered the fossilized skull bones and vertebrae in Colombia, which led experts to estimate that it was the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Titanoboa is at the Tropical Research Institute. A Smithsonian researcher discovered the fossilized skull bones and vertebrae in Colombia, which led experts to estimate that it was the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
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The Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Gardens. The garden is comprised of three smaller gardens and has been attracting visitors since 1987. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Gardens. The garden is comprised of three smaller gardens and has been attracting visitors since 1987. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian. The menu changes seasonally and brings Native cuisine to an easy-to-access location. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian. The menu changes seasonally and brings Native cuisine to an easy-to-access location. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Korean Taco is at the Asian Pacific American CenterLatino Center. The Smithsonian Asian-Latino project spotlights the treat. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Korean Taco is at the Asian Pacific American Center/Latino Center. The Smithsonian Asian-Latino project spotlights the treat. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Folklife Festival is the center for the Folklife and Cultural Heritage Smithsonian. The event brings the worlds cultures to the nations capital. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Folklife Festival is the center for the Folklife and Cultural Heritage Smithsonian. The event brings the world's cultures to the nation's capital. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie (Full Version) is part of the Folkways Recordings. The 1944 song was a protest song that turned into an anthem for the country. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
"This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie (Full Version) is part of the Folkways Recordings. The 1944 song was a protest song that turned into an anthem for the country. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
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Wile E. Coyote from Whats Up, Doc The Animation Art of Chuck Jones is at Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Road Runner-obsessed animal was created by Chuck Jones for the cartoon Fast and Furry-ous. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Wile E. Coyote from "What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones" is at Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Road Runner-obsessed animal was created by Chuck Jones for the cartoon "Fast and Furry-ous." (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Wonder Woman 1 is at the Smithsonian Libraries. The first Wonder Woman comic broke ground broke new ground with a combination of strength, smarts and style, according to the Smithsonian Institution. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Wonder Woman #1 is at the Smithsonian Libraries. The first Wonder Woman comic broke ground broke new ground with a combination of "strength, smarts and style," according to the Smithsonian Institution. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
James Smithsons will is at Smithsonian Institution Archives. In Smithsons will, the English scientist bequeathed his entire fortune, 508,318.46, to a country he never visited, to found an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge, says Smithsonian Archives Head of Web and Outreach Effie Kapsalis. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
James Smithson's will is at Smithsonian Institution Archives.

In Smithson's will, "the English scientist bequeathed his entire fortune, $508,318.46, to a country he never visited, to found an 'establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," says Smithsonian Archives' Head of Web and Outreach Effie Kapsalis. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Star Spangled Banner Flag is at the American History Museum. The flag inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the lyrics to the national anthem. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Star Spangled Banner Flag is at the American History Museum. The flag inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the lyrics to the national anthem. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The fur coat worn by Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial is at the Anacostia Community Museum. In 1939, Anderson wasnt allowed in Constitution Hall due to her race. Instead, she gave a public concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The fur coat worn by Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial is at the Anacostia Community Museum. In 1939, Anderson wasn't allowed in Constitution Hall due to her race. Instead, she gave a public concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
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The Inverted Jenny is at the National Postal Museum. The USPSs most famous error, the postage stamp showing an upside-down JN-4-H Jenny airplane. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Inverted Jenny is at the National Postal Museum. The USPS's most famous error, the postage stamp showing an upside-down JN-4-H "Jenny" airplane. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Pablo Picassos handwritten list of artists for the 1913 Armory Show is at the Archives of American Art. Organizers of the 1913 Armory Show asked Picasso about which European artists should come. When they stole the show, art was forever changed in the U.S. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Pablo Picasso's handwritten list of artists for the 1913 Armory Show is at the Archives of American Art. Organizers of the 1913 Armory Show asked Picasso about which European artists should come. When they stole the show, art was forever changed in the U.S. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The segregation-era Southern Railway Car No. 1200 is at the African American History and Culture Museum. This 44-seat railway car was a segregated passenger car from 1940-1960. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The segregation-era Southern Railway Car No. 1200 is at the African American History and Culture Museum. This 44-seat railway car was a segregated passenger car from 1940-1960. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Peacock Room is at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The room not only houses works of art -- the room itself is a work of art. It features a motif of fighting peacocks. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Peacock Room is at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The room not only houses works of art -- the room itself is a work of art. It features a motif of fighting peacocks. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Black Gold I by Yinka Shonibare MBE is at the African Art Museum. The more than 22-foot-tall piece of art combines African and British influences. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Black Gold I by Yinka Shonibare MBE is at the African Art Museum. The more than 22-foot-tall piece of art combines African and British influences. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
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The Hirshhorn Building is a a metaphor for the difficulty and depth of modern and contemporary art, according to the Smithsonian Institution. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Hirshhorn Building is a "a metaphor for the difficulty and depth of modern and contemporary art," according to the Smithsonian Institution. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait) is at the Portrait Gallery. The Washington portrait is the most famous of the portraits in the presidential gallery. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait) is at the Portrait Gallery. The Washington portrait is the most famous of the portraits in the presidential gallery. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Electronic Superhighway is at American Art Museum. Nam June Paik turned technology into an artists medium. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
Electronic Superhighway is at American Art Museum. Nam June Paik turned technology into an artist's medium. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Carnegie Mansion is the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The more than 100-year-old mansion houses designs that are brought to life with modern creative technologies. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
The Carnegie Mansion is the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The more than 100-year-old mansion houses designs that are brought to life with modern creative technologies. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)
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