The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. It appeared as a major setting in the film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Eleven of the 19 Smithsonian Institution museums and galleries are at the National Mall in Washington D.C., the open-area national park in Washington, D.C running between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol, with the Washington Monument providing a division slightly west of the center Five other Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are located elsewhere in Washington. Two more Smithsonian museums are located in New York City and one is located in Chantilly, Virginia.
The Smithsonian also holds close ties with 171 museums in 41 states, as well as Panama and Puerto Rico. These museums are known as Smithsonian Affiliates. Collections of artifacts are given to these museums in the form of long-term loans from the Smithsonian. These long-term loans are not the only Smithsonian exhibits outside the Smithsonian museums. The Smithsonian also has a large number of traveling exhibitions. Each year more than 50 exhibitions travel to hundreds of cities and towns all across the United States.
|Museum||Type of collection||Location ||Year opened|
|Anacostia Museum|Anacostia Community Museum||African American culture|| Washington, D.C. |
|Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Part of the National Museum of Asian Art along with the Freer Gallery of Art)||Asian art|| Washington, D.C. |
|Arts and Industries Building||No exhibitions|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Design Museum||Design history|| New York City |
|Freer Gallery of Art||Asian art|| Washington, D.C. |
|Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden||Contemporary]] and modern art|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Air and Space Museum||Aviation and spaceflight history|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Air and Space Museum||Aviation and spaceflight history.||Chantilly, Virginia||2003|
|National Museum of African American History and Culture||African-American history and culture|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Museum of African Art||African art|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Museum of American History||American history|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Museum of the American Indian||Native American history and Native American art|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Museum of the American Indian's George Gustav Heye Center||Native American history and art|| New York City |
|National Museum of Natural History||Natural history|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Portrait Gallery||Portraiture|| Washington, D.C. |
Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C.
|National Postal Museum||United States Postal Service; postal history; philately|| Washington, D.C. |
NoMa, Washington, D.C.
|Renwick Gallery||American craft and decorative arts||Lafayette Square||1972|
|Smithsonian American Art Museum||American art||Penn Quarter||1968|
|Smithsonian Institution Building||Visitor center and offices|| Washington, D.C. |
|National Zoological Park (United States)|National Zoological Park (National Zoo)||Zoo|| Washington, D.C. |
Rock Creek Park
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