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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

Weekend guide: Live music, culinary cook-offs and international films

Hungry for an exciting summer weekend? Don't let the heat -- and looming chance for potential thunder storms -- keep you inside. There's plenty going on in, and around, D.C. throughout the weekend, including live music, food and film events.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:29am EDT

Tags: weekend, weekend guide, music, film festival, food, festival, Smithsonian, Rachel Nania

Smithsonian Folklife Festival highlights Hungarian heritage

It's been a summer tradition on the National Mall for 47 years now. The Smithsonian Folklife festival, which began Wednesday, has a Hungarian theme.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, D.C., National Mall, Hank Silverberg, Hungarian heritage

Smithsonian eyes 4-D theater for one of its oldest buildings

The Smithsonian Institution is seeking a contractor to install and operate an "innovative, technologically advanced, user-friendly, first-class, innovation themed" 4-D theater, or a simulator, or a hybrid version of the two, in the Arts & Industries Building, currently closed for a long-needed overhaul.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 08:43pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, D.C.

Smithsonian to display solar-powered plane near DC

A solar-powered plane that has been crossing the continent will be on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum facility in northern Virginia.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: solar-powered plane, Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum

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