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Sizing Up the Universe

Choose objects, like a basketball, to represent objects in the universe and use these to explore relative sizes in outer space.

Smithsonian Channel App

Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.

Smithsonian Folkways Jazz Mixer

This interactive feature explores jazz from different perspectives: chronologically with a timeline, geographically with a world map, and musically with a virtual mixer in which you can listen to and observe the musical elements of jazz.

Smithsonian Kids

Find lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian and send free E-cards to your friends!
 

Stories of World Heritage

Discover ten stories from UNESCO’s World Heritage List: The list of the most outstanding natural and cultural sites in the world. Add your voice to the conversation! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage website.

The Family of the Sun - Song for Children
The Great History Mystery

Follow the clues and see if you can identify famous Americans!

U. S. Rationing During World War II

Introduction to primary sources as well as an introduction to life on the home front. You can examine a ration book, morale posters, and an Office of War Information film to learn how Americans lived in a time of sacrifice.
 

Walking on the Moon

Journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission!

Weather Lab

What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab!

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African American History and Culture Museum

American history through an African American lens.

Air & Space Magazine: The Daily Planet

If it flies, glides, soars, hovers, launches, or orbits, you can read about it here.

Air and Space Stories

Top stories from the National Air and Space Museum.

American Indian Museum Blog

From the Smithsonian's American Indian Museum, dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of all tribes of the Western Hemisphere.

Archives of American Art Blog

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world's largest resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the primary records of the visual arts in America.

Asian Pacific American Center Blog

NOW blog from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Bento: Art Outside the Box

Stories of incredible art, artists, and the people who make it all possible at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art.

Bright Ideas

Bright ideas on how invention and innovation have influenced and will continue to influence our lives.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory Blog

Get to know the people involved in this ongoing scientific mission to observe X-rays from high-energy regions of the universe.

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Everything design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


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