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Food trucks, street vendors hard hit by shutdown

Food trucks and street vendors that are part of the everyday landscape of D.C. are finding sales way off because of the federal shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:51pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, government shutdown, food trucks, street vendors, Smithsonian, White House, Hank Silverberg

Shutdown could strand Smithsonian dinosaur

It may not be at the top of the list of important things affected by the government shutdown, but for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, a very special package could be delayed.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 05:24am EDT

Tags: T-Rex, Smithsonian, dinosaurs, Megan Cloherty

Rare mammal discovered, once lived at zoo

Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. It's an adorable animal that belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 08:48am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Smithsonian, olinguito, rare animal

Sleepover at the zoo, the museum or the aquarium

Popular area attractions are opening up their gates to overnight visitors willing to pay for memorable experiences.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:24am EDT

Tags: Sleepover, sleep over, Megan Cloherty, National Zoo, National Aquarium, Smithsonian, Natural History Museum

Critically endangered: Two Sumatran tiger cubs are major addition to National Zoo

The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species. There are only 500 Sumatran tigers both in captivity and in the wild, so these two additions are extra special.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Smithsonian, Sumatran Tiger, tiger cubs

Celebrating the American food experience in a garden

Hibiscus and orchid cupcakes, fried green tomato sandwiches and cucumber cups with shrimp ceviche. These are all the edible ways in which the National Museum of American History is celebrating food with the public this summer.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 07:02am EDT

Tags: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, food, Food in the Garden, museum, garden

National Zoo celebrates Global Tiger Day

Smithsonian's National Zoo celebrated Global Tiger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to honor the endangered animals who are facing dwindling habitats and poaching.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Tags: National Zoo, Global Tiger Day, tigers, Smithsonian

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