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Giant panda Bao Bao plays in the snow at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Image: Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

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In this photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, one of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Washington. The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, one of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Washington. The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. (Pamela Baker-Masson/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP)

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Members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014. The public has begun to weigh in on the Smithsonian’s exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection in light of allegations of his sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby and his wife Camille share a laugh as they tell a story about collecting on of the pieces in the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The public has begun to weigh in on the Smithsonian’s exhibition featuring Cosby’s art collection due to allegations about his sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Peru program participant Quintina Huanca weaves fabric at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Peru's artists, cultures and famous foods are being featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year on the National Mall as the South American nation aims to boost tourism and cultural exchange. The festival reopens Wednesday, July, 1 and runs thru July 5. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows a man's cap (laket) from the Kuba people, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th to early 20th century. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (Matt Flynn/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows a hand-loomed cotton, tie-resist (ikat) patterning, wrapper, from the Dyula people of the Ivory Coast, in the mid-20th century. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (Matt Flynn/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows a Kente prestige cloth, early to mid-20th century, made in Ghana. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (Matt Flynn/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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This undated image provided by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows, a rendering by Adjaye Associates of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (Adjaye Associates/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and courtesy David Adjaye Associates shows a rendering, "David Adjaye Selects" installation. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (David Adjaye Associates/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows a Indigo-dyed damask-woven cotton, Adire wrapper, ca. 1990, from Gambia. Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of British architect David Adjaye. “I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” said Adjaye, who has designed 50 architecture projects around the world, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open next year. (Matt Flynn/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum via AP)

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A Night at the Smithsonian - Ever wish you could have a night like Ben Stiller's “Night at the Museum”? The Smithsonian offers kids ages 8-12 and their chaperones a chance to sleepover either at the National Museum of American History or the National Museum of Natural History to see the exhibits and watch a movie. At $135 per participant, the date of these sleepovers varies in the May through August months. For specific dates, please visit: http://smithsoniansleepovers.org/index.shtm

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Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Mark your calendars for the chance to let your kids see more than 50 visiting aircraft up close! The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will host its Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display on Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. For more information, visit: http://innovationsinflight.si.edu/

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Philadelphia area painter Nelson Shanks revealed in a recent interview that he included a shadow of Monica Lewinsky's infamous dress in the official Bill Clinton painting that hangs in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. (National Portrait Gallery)

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This photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, shows entertainer Bill Cosby gesturing during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue," at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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This photo taken Sept. 5, 2014 shows the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington exhibit of the flag that inspired the national anthem 'Star-Spangled Banner', with a portion of the flag that is missing a star and other section of fragments. Years ago parts of the flag were snipped off and handed out as mementos and the Smithsonian has been reacquiring some of those fragments and adding to their collection. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Manjushree Iama dances with dancers from Kenya during the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival on the National Mall on Sunday, July 6. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times.

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Performs from China and Kenya their traditional bodies of art with the crowd during the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival on the National Mall on Sunday, July 6. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times

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Manjushree Iama dances with dancers from Kenya and China during the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival on the National Mall on Sunday, July 6. Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times.