Editors' pick

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution photo
(The Hope Diamond/Dane Penland, NMNH)
Dinosaurs, diamonds and dioramas are on display at this Smithsonian museum.
Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer hours are extended to 7:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
unless the museum has a special event scheduled. Check the museum's Web site for details.
(The Mall)
Smithsonian (Blue, Orange lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green, Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)
Free
202-633-1000
Through 8/16

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Through images, music, visual art and first-person narratives, this exhibition explores the influence and experience of Indian Americans in the United States.
Through 12/12

Mud Masons of Mali

Archival and contemporary photos and engravings representing the masons.
Through 12/12

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

An underwater journey through different marine environments by the award-winning photojournalist.
Through 12/12

Wilderness Forever: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting America's Wilderness

A photography exhibition in celebration of the anniversary of the Wilderness Act features large-format images by professional, amateur and student photographers.
Through 1/3/16

Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America

Examining the story of Martha, the last living passenger pigeon seen on Earth, this exhibition features illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
6/5 - 6/5/16

Into Africa: Photographs by Frans Lanting

This exhibition offers a view into the world of Africa through the lens of one of National Geographic's most prolific and visionary photographers, Frans Lanting, with over 70 photographs from eight countries and footage captured by Lanting's wife and partner, videographer Chris Eckstrom.
7/2 - 4/1/17

Iceland Revealed: The Primordial Landscapes

Designed to introduce the diverse beauty of Iceland's primordial landscapes through a fine art experience, this collection of images by Feo Pitcairn highlights phenomenon crafted by some of the most powerful natural forces on earth.
Through 12/12/18

The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World

A large-scale fossil exhibition focused on the late Cretaceous period in North America allows visitors to view the fossils of Tyrannosaurus and other dinosaurs from a working preparation lab.