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A Puerto Rican Carnival A Puerto Rican Carnival

Experience a Puerto Rican carnival and design your own mask!

America on the Move Games America on the Move Games

Match vehicles and destinations. Drive through time. Become a director by selecting vehicles for a new movie.

Buffalo Hide Painting Buffalo Hide Painting

Discover buffalo hide art and create your own painting!

Build a Sod House Build a Sod House

Imagine you're a settler on the open prairie, and you need to build a house.

Choose Ur Style Choose Ur Style

Play dress up with traditional or modern African styles.

Day of the Dead: Build Your Own Altar Day of the Dead: Build Your Own Altar

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans.  Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits.

Digging for Answers Digging for Answers

Are you a brainiac on the subject of the human brain? An authority on American authors? An ace on astronomy? A whiz on The Wizard of Oz? If not, don’t worry. The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.

Kids Collecting Kids Collecting

Explore the riches of the Smithsonian’s collections, learn how to start your own collection, and see what kinds of things other kids collect.

Meet the Mariachi! Explore Mexico's Musical Gift to the World

(Grades 4-8) This is an introduction to the inviting sounds of mariachi: its instruments and how they are played, its rhythms, and how it is important to people. The activity uses maps, video, and interactive instrument demonstrations to give an "insider's view" that will help students enjoy the music and learn to talk about it with others.

Mr. President Mr. President

Learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.

Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together! Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together!

OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through children’s literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

Postal Quizzes Postal Quizzes

How much do you know about stamps and history? Test yourself!

Questions Come Alive Questions Come Alive

The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture every day. Test your SI—Q!

Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes

Create your own collage art based on the incredible works of American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988). With this lively, colorful, and highly engaging app, you can remix works from Bearden's original series to create your own unique works of art, and express your personal journey.

Smithsonian Channel App 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 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 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 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 app and website.

The Great History Mystery The Great History Mystery

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

U. S. Rationing During World War II 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.
 


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