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WTOP takes you behind the scenes at ZooLights

Planning the annual ZooLights holiday show is a coordinated effort designed to thrill visitors while also catering to the special needs of each animal species. Find out which creatures are intentionally kept in the dark and what the five must-see stops along the tour are.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:53am EST

Tags: zoo lights, Megan Cloherty, National Zoo, pandas, Smithsonian


Wildlife agency joins Smithsonian on conservation work

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is joining an educational partnership between the Smithsonian and George Mason University to provide hands-on instruction in conservation work.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, George Mason University

Flight suit from Cuban crisis goes to Smithsonian

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 01:13pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian

SiriusXM satellite joins Smithsonian collection

A piece of satellite radio history is joining the Smithsonian Institution's collection.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 04:03pm EDT

Tags: SiriusXM, Smithsonian

Smithsonian board holds forum on staying relevant

Monday - 10/15/2012, 03:33am EDT

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Zoo to reveal cause of panda cub death

The National Zoo is set to reveal what killed a 6- day-old giant panda cub.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 11:35am EDT

Tags: National Zoo, panda, Smithsonian

Dorothy's ruby slippers depart from Smithsonian

One of the most popular items at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington is being taken off display for a special loan to a London museum.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 04:10am EDT

Tags: Wizard of Oz, ruby slippers, Smithsonian

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