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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 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!

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

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

Fact Sheet

Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office

The Anthropology Outreach Office serves to promote the understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. 

Archaeology FAQs

This information has been prepared to cover topics most frequently encountered: career information, excavation, fieldwork opportunities, artifact identification, and preservation.

Bat Facts Bat Facts

Answers to some of the questions most often asked of the National Museum of Natural History  about the biology and natural history of these shy, nocturnal creatures.

BugInfo BugInfo

Frequently requested Information on insects from butterflies to wasps.

Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children
Egyptian Mummies Egyptian Mummies

Information and reading list on the process of Egyptian mummification.

Egyptian Pyramids Egyptian Pyramids

Information and reading list on Egyptian pyramid history and construction.

Foucault Pendulum Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced Foo-koh), who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

Hope Diamond Fact Sheet Hope Diamond Fact Sheet

Learn about the history of the Hope Diamond.

Shark Attack File Shark Attack File

Information about the Shark Attack File

The Passenger Pigeon The Passenger Pigeon

Information and reading list regarding this now-extinct bird.

Tucker Automobiles Tucker Automobiles

Online Exhibition

"Make the Dirt Fly!": Building the Panama Canal

The history of the building of the Panama Canal.

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

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

African Elephant African Elephant

Dominating the rotunda, in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush, is the museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant.

Amazonia Amazonia

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

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