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A 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek National Park in the heart of Washington DC. Open to the public 364 days a year, and home to more than 2,700 individual animals of 435 different species. The best known residents are the giant pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.
The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.
As the cradle of humanity, Africa is part of everyone's heritage. The National Museum of African Art is dedicated to advancing an appreciation and understanding of Africa's rich visual arts and diverse cultures.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is America's first federal art collection, dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of American art. The museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country's artists, whose works are windows on the American experience.
The National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create learning opportunities, stimulate imaginations, and present challenging ideas about our country's past.
Located in Washington, D.C., The United States Botanical Garden it is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. A botanic garden at the seat of our government was a dream of several of our nation's forefathers including our first president, George Washington. His foresight has benefited generations of visitors. The U.S. Botanic Garden is planning for the future with a new National Garden. The National Garden will be a major American public garden comprising a center for environmental, horticultural and botanical education. It will be built on a three-acre site immediately adjacent to the Botanic Garden Conservatory and the U.S. Capitol. It is bounded by 3rd Street on the west, Maryland Ave. on the north, Independence Ave. on the south and the USBG Conservatory on the east.