West Wing Renovation (begins 2012)

The transformation of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will continue with a major project to renew the building’s 120,000-square-foot west exhibition wing. (The museum’s center core and east wing will remain open.) The plans feature new galleries, an education center, interior public plazas and performance spaces as well as modernizing the infrastructure in this section of the building, including wireless environments. A new panoramic window on the first floor will give a sweeping view of the Washington Monument and connect visitors to the National Mall's landmarks.

The First Ladies - This brand new exhibition is in the Rose Gallery (3rd Floor Center)

Lemelson Center’s Spark!Lab
Invention at Play
Bon Appétit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
Science in American Life
HIV and AIDS: 30 Years Ago
Robots on the Road
Biotechnology Gallery

Closing (last day to be determined)
Treasures of Pop Culture
Hall of Musical Instruments
Communities in a Changing Nation

Please see our press release for information about the upcoming West Wing renovation project.