Virtual World and Alternate Reality
We invite you to join us in
this adventure to explore Smithsonian world-class collections, superb
scholarship, exciting programs and exhibitions through the lens of
Second Life, a multi-user avatar based 3D (learning) virtual world
To capture the Freer’s unique spirit, Google technicians employed gigapixel imaging to delve into the details of American artist James McNeill Whistler’s painting The Princess from the Land of Porcelain and one hundred other works in the Freer collections.
A mystery is brewing at the Smithsonian Institution, and our scientists want the
help of 11-14-year-olds to solve it! Through games, puzzles, online challenges,
museum visits, and scientific thinking, can you help them uncover the truth
before time runs out? Be the Scientist! Solve the Mystery!
Games begin April 4, 2011.
Explore the Smithsonian's many online exhibitions.