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Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West

This site features online access to Lewis and Clark maps and other primary resources, and provides related activities and lesson plans.

Life of a Vertebrate Fossil Life of a Vertebrate Fossil

Follow what paleontologists do in each stage in the life of a vertebrate fossil.

Ocean Portal Ocean Portal

The Ocean Portal is a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean, developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations.

PandaCam Live Video Stream PandaCam Live Video Stream

The panda cams provide a window into the world of the Zoo's giant pandas—female Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian.

Portraits of the Presidents Portraits of the Presidents

Presidential portraiture has been a major collecting concern at the National Portrait Gallery ever since it opened its doors in 1968.

Smithsonian Wild Smithsonian Wild

Explore "camera trap" images of collected at research sites around the world! Explore by location or species.

Smithsonian X 3D Smithsonian X 3D

The Smithsonian X 3D Collection features objects from the Smithsonian that highlight different applications of 3-D capture and printing, as well as a state-of-the-art 3-D explorer.

Space Scoop Space Scoop

Bringing news from across the Universe to children all around the world. Universe Awareness and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Suited for Space Suited for Space

Explores the evolution of spacesuit development from the first quarter of the 20th century until the dawn of the shuttle era.

The Dynamic Earth The Dynamic Earth

Since our planet's birth 4.6 billion years ago, rocks have been continually forming and, over time, changing from one kind to another. Explore this online feature about geology, gems, and minerals.

The Invention of the Electric Guitar The Invention of the Electric Guitar

This online exhibition tells the story of how innovative makers and players created a new sound that profoundly changed popular music.

Triceratops Triceratops

The first digital dinosaur, existing accurately in the computer, and able to be shared as easily as email.

Reading List

Recommended Publications for Children on Native American Subjects
The Loch Ness Monster

Research Resource

Arago: People, Postage and the Post

The Postal Museum's educational and research Web site, presents the collections in a context-rich setting with full color images and zoom-in capability.

Archive of African Artists

Illustrated here is a sampling of exhibition announcements and gallery brochures for 21 African artists from eleven countries.

Teacher Resource

American History Explorer American History Explorer

Resources for teaching and learning American History.

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans, Resources, Standards of Learning

The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for educators, families, and students.

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