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Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

On view at the National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York.

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Think you know your flowers?

Test your flower IQ with Smithsonian Gardens on QuizUp!

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Celebrate our favorite Smithsonian smiles by taking this quiz full of ear-to-ear grins. See if you can Name That Smile!

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Smithsonian Craft Show

April 22-26, 2015
April 22 Preview Night

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Spend a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, and more at the American History Museum or the Natural History Museum.

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Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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