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Cloud Dreamer

Create your own design for a cloud and send it up to the sky.

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.

Geography from Space

Test your geography knowledge with this online quiz.

Mirror Molecules

Contains activities intended for school children, grades 5 and up, under adult supervision.

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 Kids

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

The Family of the Sun - Song for Children
Walking on the Moon

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

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Air and Space Stories

Top stories from the National Air and Space Museum.

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.

Smithsonian Collections Blog

Highlights of the hidden treasures among the more then 2 million Smithsonian collections online.

Smithsonian Insider

Every day, Smithsonian experts look through the lenses of art, history, science and culture to examine many of the world’s most intriguing and complex topics. Smithsonian Insider shares with you the astounding and diverse work being conducted by the Smithsonian around the world

STEMVisions

Highlights ideas, best practices, research, and successes in science education.

The Affiliate

News about our Affiliates, exhibitions, and programs.

The Q? Blog

Blog from Q?rius (pronounced curious), a unique, interactive science education space and a whole new way for teens and tweens to discover science and the natural world.

Unbound: Smithsonian Libraries Blog

Connecting, ideas, information and you.

Online Exhibition

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

Apollo to the Moon

This gallery traces NASA's manned space program beginning with Project Mercury's Freedom 7 (5/5/61); then the Gemini Project (1965-66); followed by the Apollo Program (1967-1972), with Apollo 17 as the last manned exploration of the moon.

Blast from the Past

This showcase features a 11.5-meter tubular core sample that shows physical and biological effects of Earth's collision with a giant asteroid 65 million years ago, which resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs.


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