Feb
28

Bao Bao: All the feels

Bao Bao: All the feels

As Bao Bao begins her journey to China, let’s take a moment to thank all the panda fans who make it possible for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to save giant pandas. Here’s a look back at what Bao Bao means to all of us. Continue reading Bao Bao: All the feels

Feb
27

A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Welcome to the first installment of “A few of my favorite things,” by Amy Kehs, a closer look at our colleagues through the artifacts at the center of those special “work moments.” Meet Carrie Heflin and a few of her favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

Feb
17

Morning at the Museum

Morning at the Museum

Morning at the Museum is a special program designed to help children with cognitive or sensory processing disabilities enjoy a visit to Smithsonian museums. Max Kibblewhite takes a look at the program’s origins and its approach to making the Smithsonian a welcoming experience for visitors of all abilities. Continue reading Morning at the Museum

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