Museums

Museums

Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park

The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park was established March 2, 1889, by an Act of Congress for “the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people.” Today, the National Zoo exhibits living animal and plant collections and conducts research in the broad discipline of conservation biology.

National Zoo

Architectural History of the Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery is the first purpose-built art museum in America. It is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington.

Dedicated to art

National Museum of Natural History: The Dinosaur and Fossil Hall

Title: The dinosaur and fossil hall (current working title is “Deep Time”)
Opening date: 2019 
Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Size: Approximately 31,000 square feet of exhibition space

West cretaceous

Renwick Gallery - Architectural History

The Renwick Gallery is the first purpose-built museum in Washington, D.C. It is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington.

National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar Hazy-Center

Director: Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret.)
Number of Artifacts/Specimens: 2,800 aviation, 1,065 space and 44 art
Visitors (2015): 1.6 million

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Director: Lonnie G. Bunch III
Total Full-Time Employees: 163
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2017: $41.3 million
Approximate Number of Artifacts: 37,000

Exterior of museum

Anacostia Community Museum

Director: Camille Giraud Akeju
Total Full-time Employees: 18
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2015: $3.2 million
Number of Artifacts: 2,978
Archives: 2,190
Visitors (2014): 42,000

Background

National Museum of Natural History

Director: Kirk Johnson
Total full-time employees: 523
Annual budget (federal and trust) FY 2016: $117 million

National Museum of Natural History

National Air and Space Museum

Director: Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret.)
Total Full-Time Employees: 219
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2015: $48.3 million
Approximate Number of Artifacts/Specimens: 66,500



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