Two women examining a group of orchids in indoor orchid exhibit with other visitors in background

Traveling Exhibitions

Smithsonian Gardens Traveling Exhibitions

Habitat Bee installation

HABITAT Build-it-yourself

Habitat is a new, flexible and scalable build-it-yourself exhibition which explores the idea that protecting habitats protects life. Habitat is intended for outdoor display at public gardens, arboretums, nature centers, or on museum campuses, but it can also be installed inside. Build-it-yourself files are available to license now.
HABITAT exhibit logo

Habitat Traveling Exhibit

Protecting Habitats Protects Life. Habitat explores the stories and science of habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that call them home. The exhibition examines the critical need for diverse habitats, how interconnected and fragile habitats are, and what we can do to protect them. View the mobile website.

A family eating at picnic table in their backyard circa 1950s

Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard features period photographs, retro advertisements, pop culture references, and influential landscape designs. From the beauty of postwar garden design to the history of the rise of the suburbs and the environmental movement, the exhibition is a nostalgic, fascinating look back.