Articles tagged “smithsonian”

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

The African American museum, open less than a year and struggling to meet demand, is boosting tourism to D.C. Now it's important for the museum to sustain the momentum and serve those who haven't been able to snag a ticket.

2 years ago

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Museums can be powerful drivers of tourism and the newest Smithsonian, which quickly became a black American mecca, sets the bar high. Case in point -- how many museums have a line to get into the gift shop?

3 years ago

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

This is where the real history began in D.C. attractions, and it's good to see it open again.

4 years ago

The Smithsonian Gets Into Travel Publishing With New Journeys Magazine

The Smithsonian Gets Into Travel Publishing With New Journeys Magazine

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The Smithsonian has been investing heavily in more populist content over the last year, and it's good news for the travel industry if the publishing world sees such a bright future in a new print title.

4 years ago

Smithsonian Museums Are Latest Preparing to Crack Down on Selfie Sticks

Smithsonian Museums Are Latest Preparing to Crack Down on Selfie Sticks

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

One would think manners would prevent the use of sticks in a museum, but maybe we're giving people too much credit for their manners.

5 years ago

Lindbergh’s Plane to Get Tender Loving Care, Lots of Visitors at Smithsonian

Lindbergh’s Plane to Get Tender Loving Care, Lots of Visitors at Smithsonian

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The "Spirit of St. Louis," which has been up in the rafters at the Smithsonian for decades, is executing an emergency landing of sorts as it was lowered to patch tears in the fabric skin and other defects.

5 years ago

Tourists go without food at D.C.’s top museums as dining workers walk out

Tourists go without food at D.C.’s top museums as dining workers walk out

Associated Press

Labor strikes and summer tourism go hand in hand, but so far this year none have been long enough to impact a destination’s long-term visitor outlook.

6 years ago

Public loses access to several Smithsonian galleries due to budget cuts

Public loses access to several Smithsonian galleries due to budget cuts

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

It’s ironic that the U.S. government would push leave upon the officers guarding major U.S. attractions during a time when security is still a major concern.

6 years ago

Smithsonian to keep regular hours even if $40 million budget cut takes effect

Smithsonian to keep regular hours even if $40 million budget cut takes effect

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The amount seems large, but $40 million translates into only 5% of Smithsonian's annual budget, so it will likely find ways to operate normally, at least for now.

7 years ago