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On View Exhibitions

The John Bull locomotive

John Bull Locomotive

Ongoing
1 East

Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect

Ongoing
1 West
Dibner Library, Smithsonian Libraries Gallery
Eagle statuette, around 1850

Many Voices, One Nation

Ongoing
2 West
Hall of the American People
Tobacco advertising image

More Doctors Smoke Camels

Ongoing
1 West
Muppets on the Move

Muppets Take American History

Ongoing
Various locations
Prototype Apple personal digital assistant

My Computing Device

Ongoing
1 Center
Object Project

Object Project

Ongoing
1 West
On the Water

On the Water: Stories from Maritime America

Ongoing
1 East
General Motors Hall of Transportation
Picturing Women Inventors

Picturing Women Inventors

Ongoing
Lower Level
Technicolor camera from Places of Invention

Places of Invention

Ongoing
1 West
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation
Power Machinery

Power Machinery

Ongoing
1 East
Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

Ongoing
3 East
Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Military History
Guitar and case belonging to Elizabeth Cotten

Sounding American Music

Ongoing
1 Center
Photograph of the exterior of the museum's Spark!Lab

Spark!Lab

Temporarily Closed
Ongoing
1 West
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation
Torch with Special Olympics logo

Special Olympics at 50

Ongoing
2 Center

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