The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be open today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today.
Smithsonian Kids From Art to Zoo, the Smithsonian has something to interest kids and students of
all ages. Begin your Smithsonian adventure by visiting some of the websites
Check out fun stuff to explore and do online!
A place for Kids to explore discover and learn!
See all there is to do when you visit one of the museums or the National Zoo!
You can take a virtual visit to the National Zoo any day of the week by tuning
into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo’s animals.
Meet your relatives. Find out what traits you share and who's come and gone over
the past 220 million years.
Activities designed for teens and tweens to explore the connections between nature, the planet, the universe, and
Explore 3D models of specimens from the Museum’s collections and learn how fossils are discovered, unearthed, and preserved.
A period of sudden global warming 55 million years ago radically changed life on
Earth. In this interactive, you too can "read the tree leaves" and tell how high
the temperatures rose.
Learn by doing! Online activities test your knowledge and demonstrate the
principles of aviation and spaceflight.
Bringing news from across the Universe to children all around the world. Universe Awareness and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Learn about invention and innovation. Want to be inventive at home? Try your hand at these fun activities!
Learn about giant deadly hornets, gorgeous fluttering butterflies, and stealthy crawling stink bugs in this interactive e-book.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Smithsonian scientist? Watch our
videos and find out!
Explore fun things to do at home, online, and when you visit!
Learn about the nation's highest office.
After a field trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, you are magically
taken to the galleries at night!
The National Postal Museum's website offers a variety
of online activities for kids of all ages!
Follow Ada, the zookeeper, and be on the lookout for animals that are swimming,
running, wiggling, and stomping.