Founded in 1846World’s largest museum and research complexConsists of 19 museums and galleriesHas National Zoological Park and nine research facilitiesFounder: James SmithsonPurpose& Function: Displays and features historical artifacts
Museum HistoryFounder: James Smithson (1765- 1829)Wanted to increase and diffuse knowledgeAct of Congress signed by President James K. Polk on August 10, 1846 established the Smithsonian Institution
Location: Independence Ave. at 6th St., SW Washington, D.C.Free admissionHours: 10:00 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. (Closed on December 25)(202)-633-1000 [Voice/ Tape] (202)-633-5285 [TTY]
Docent Tours: 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. Tour of Museum’s collection and trace of history Open to public in both museum locations School Tours: Open all week Varies with grade levels Varies with times
161,145 Sq. Ft. Building3 floors: 1st& 2nd are for galleries and 3rd is for administrative offices40 Million dollars to build
Located in Washington D.C.Thousands of historical artifacts on display
22 exhibition galleries: Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, flight simulators, a three- level museum shop, a food-court-style restaurant
ExhibitionsAlbert Einstein Planetarium: two daily shows: Cosmic Collisions & The Stars TonightHow Things Fly: hands on action science demonstrations& 50 exciting devicesEarly Flight Gallery: learn the early history of the airplaneWright Brothers& the Invention of the Aerial Age: see the original 1903 Wright Flyer and 170 artifactsSpace Race: artifacts are on display including a full sized Hubble Space Telescope Test Vehicle
Looking at Earth: shows visitors how views of Earth from above have helped us to better understand itExploring the Planets: shows the history and achievements of the planetsApollo To The Moon: story of America’s effort to land on the moonExplore the Universe: shows the various methods to observe the skies
Located near Washington Dulles International AirportOpened in December 2003Displays thousands of artifacts that cannot be shown in the National Mall
Offers an Airbus IMAX Theater, Flight simulators food service, museum store, and educational programs
ExhibitionsBoeing Aviation Hangar: displayed on three different levels. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Boeing Dash 80James S. McDonnell Space Hangar: showcases hundreds of famous space crafts, rockets, satellites, and space-related artifactsDonald D. Engen Observation Tower: where visitors can watch air traffic at Dulles AirportNational Aviation and Space Exploration Wall of Honor: Memorial for thousands of people that have contributed to the aviation and space exploration
Not open for public toursLocation: Suitland, Maryland32 Metal Buildings -19 for storing airplanes,spacecraft, and engines -1 for a large restorationshop -3 for exhibitionproduction
Location: Intersection of 10 St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20560Free admissionHours: 10 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. (Closed on December 25) (202)-633-1000 or (202)- 375-1729 [TTY]
1.5 million sq. ft.: 325,000 sq. ft. is for exhibitsSize of 18 football fieldsHouses overs 1,000 employees
Exhibitions (Ground Floor)Birds of D.C.: hundreds of species are displayed hereThe Evolution Trail: explore the exhibits to discover environmental changes, natural selection, and extinction
(First Floor)African Voices: look at the diversity and global influence of Africa’s peopleThe Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals: displays 274 of mammals and dozens of fossilsThe David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: explore the evidence of human evolutionDinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology: includes Dinosaurs, Life in the Ancient Seas, Fossil Mammals, and Fossil PlantsDiscovery Room: hands on experiences that allow visitors to explore at their own pace
(Second Floor)Butterflies + Plants: Partners In Evolution- a walk through a butterfly house. See how animals have evolved and adapted togetherThe Carmen Lúcia Ruby: 23.1 carat Burmese ruby was donated by Peter BuckKorea Gallery: shows Korea’s history and cultureOsteology: Hall of Bones- observe a variety of skeletonsThe O. Orkin Insect Zoo: observe live insects
Fun Facts:Air and Space Museum: Most popular museum is the National Air and Space Museum Has the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft More that 9 million people visit the museumMuseum of Natural History: Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the museum of Natural History in 1958 Opened in 1910 There are more than 126 million specimens and cultural artifacts
1.On the next slide there is the team lists. The FIRSTperson in the team is the TEAM CAPTAIN. There are three teams Team Butterfly, Team Elephant, and Team Hope Diamond. ONLY the team captains can speak2. We will ask the questions. The questions will have anumber that tells you which block to cover up. When we say the number and exhibit, the teams will quickly think of an answer and the team captain will raise their hand. Whichever team gets it right that is the ONLY team that gets to block the number on the card.3. The answer the teams come up with will be aMUSEUM NAME.
Bingo Game Teams Team Team Hope Elephant Team Butterfly DiamondIsaiah B. Kainoa CandyceKai Ryan BlaineRia Isaiah P. BradJason Breeann KitoraJohnny Alyssa Sophie
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