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Smithsonian Kids

Begin your Smithsonian adventure by visiting some of the websites below.

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Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Kids’ Favorites »
Check out fun stuff to explore and do online!
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Smithsonian Students »
A place for Kids to explore discover and learn!
Visiting the Smithsonian
Visiting the Smithsonian »
See all there is to do when you visit one of the museums or the National Zoo!
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Fun stuff to see and do online! Visit Encyclopedia Smithsonian for more.

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AnimalCams »

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.

Mammals at the Natural History museum
Mammal Family Reunion »

Meet your relatives. Find out what traits you share and who's come and gone over the past 220 million years.

Q?rius Discovery Center
Q?rius »

Activities designed for teens and tweens to explore the connections between nature, the planet, the universe, and our lives.

Virtual Dinosaur Exhibit
Virtual Dinosaur Exhibit »

Explore 3D models of specimens from the Museum’s collections and learn how fossils are discovered, unearthed, and preserved.

Disaster Detector
Disaster Detector »

Help cities predict and prepare for natural disasters in this online game or app.

Prehistoric fossils
Prehistoric Climate Change »

In this interactive, you too can "read the tree leaves" and tell how high the temperatures rose.

Kids learning how things fly
Air and Space Museum
Activities »

Learn by doing! Online activities test your knowledge and demonstrate the principles of aviation and spaceflight.

Lemelson Center robotic dog fetches a ball
Lemelson Center »

Learn about invention and innovation. Want to be inventive at home? Try your hand at these fun activities!

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Expedition: Insects »

Learn about giant deadly hornets, gorgeous fluttering butterflies, and stealthy crawling stink bugs in this interactive e-book.

BumperDucks home page
BumperDucks »

These ducks need your help! Help them reach tasty treats across the pond, but watch out for obstacles!

Space Scoop
Space Scoop »

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

Meet our People
Meet our People »

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Smithsonian expert? Watch our videos and find out!

Visitor to the Spark!Lab at American History
American History Kids »

Explore fun things to do at home, online, and when you visit!

The American Presidency
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden»

Learn about the nation's highest office.

Meet Me at Midnight website
Meet Me at Midnight »

After a field trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, you are magically taken to the galleries at night!

Activities at the Postal Museum
Postal Museum Activity Zone »

The National Postal Museum's website offers a variety of online activities for kids of all ages!

Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp
Shutterbugs »

Follow Ada, the zookeeper, and be on the lookout for animals that are swimming, running, wiggling, and stomping.

Weather Lab
Weather Lab »

What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab!

Showbiz Safari start page
Showbiz Safari »

Lights! Camera! Action! Our movie director needs your help! Help Walrus pick actors based on the traits that best fit the movie role.