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  1. 1. Founded in 1846World’s largest museum and research complexConsists of 19 museums and galleriesHas National Zoological Park and nine research facilitiesFounder: James SmithsonPurpose& Function: Displays and features historical artifacts
  2. 2. Museum HistoryFounder: James Smithson (1765- 1829)Wanted to increase and diffuse knowledgeAct of Congress signed by President James K. Polk on August 10, 1846 established the Smithsonian Institution
  3. 3. Location: Independence Ave. at 6th St., SW Washington, D.C.Free admissionHours: 10:00 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. (Closed on December 25)(202)-633-1000 [Voice/ Tape] (202)-633-5285 [TTY]
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 161,145 Sq. Ft. Building3 floors: 1st& 2nd are for galleries and 3rd is for administrative offices40 Million dollars to build
  6. 6. Located in Washington D.C.Thousands of historical artifacts on display
  7. 7. 22 exhibition galleries: Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, flight simulators, a three- level museum shop, a food-court-style restaurant
  8. 8. ExhibitionsAlbert Einstein Planetarium: two daily shows: Cosmic Collisions & The Stars TonightHow Things Fly: hands on action science demonstrations& 50 exciting devicesEarly Flight Gallery: learn the early history of the airplaneWright Brothers& the Invention of the Aerial Age: see the original 1903 Wright Flyer and 170 artifactsSpace Race: artifacts are on display including a full sized Hubble Space Telescope Test Vehicle
  9. 9. Looking at Earth: shows visitors how views of Earth from above have helped us to better understand itExploring the Planets: shows the history and achievements of the planetsApollo To The Moon: story of America’s effort to land on the moonExplore the Universe: shows the various methods to observe the skies
  10. 10. Located near Washington Dulles International AirportOpened in December 2003Displays thousands of artifacts that cannot be shown in the National Mall
  11. 11. Offers an Airbus IMAX Theater, Flight simulators food service, museum store, and educational programs
  12. 12. ExhibitionsBoeing Aviation Hangar: displayed on three different levels. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Boeing Dash 80James S. McDonnell Space Hangar: showcases hundreds of famous space crafts, rockets, satellites, and space-related artifactsDonald D. Engen Observation Tower: where visitors can watch air traffic at Dulles AirportNational Aviation and Space Exploration Wall of Honor: Memorial for thousands of people that have contributed to the aviation and space exploration
  13. 13. Not open for public toursLocation: Suitland, Maryland32 Metal Buildings -19 for storing airplanes,spacecraft, and engines -1 for a large restorationshop -3 for exhibitionproduction
  14. 14. Location: Intersection of 10 St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20560Free admissionHours: 10 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. (Closed on December 25) (202)-633-1000 or (202)- 375-1729 [TTY]
  15. 15. 1.5 million sq. ft.: 325,000 sq. ft. is for exhibitsSize of 18 football fieldsHouses overs 1,000 employees
  16. 16. Exhibitions (Ground Floor)Birds of D.C.: hundreds of species are displayed hereThe Evolution Trail: explore the exhibits to discover environmental changes, natural selection, and extinction
  17. 17. (First Floor)African Voices: look at the diversity and global influence of Africa’s peopleThe Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals: displays 274 of mammals and dozens of fossilsThe David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: explore the evidence of human evolutionDinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology: includes Dinosaurs, Life in the Ancient Seas, Fossil Mammals, and Fossil PlantsDiscovery Room: hands on experiences that allow visitors to explore at their own pace
  18. 18. (Second Floor)Butterflies + Plants: Partners In Evolution- a walk through a butterfly house. See how animals have evolved and adapted togetherThe Carmen Lúcia Ruby: 23.1 carat Burmese ruby was donated by Peter BuckKorea Gallery: shows Korea’s history and cultureOsteology: Hall of Bones- observe a variety of skeletonsThe O. Orkin Insect Zoo: observe live insects
  19. 19. 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 museumMuseum 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
  20. 20. Game Time!!
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Bingo Game Teams Team Team Hope Elephant Team Butterfly DiamondIsaiah B. Kainoa CandyceKai Ryan BlaineRia Isaiah P. BradJason Breeann KitoraJohnny Alyssa Sophie