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CATEGORY: The American Experience

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A Puerto Rican Carnival A Puerto Rican Carnival

Experience a Puerto Rican carnival and design your own mask!

Airplane Anatomy Airplane Anatomy

Activities focused on the Wright brothers and the first airplane.

America on the Move Games America on the Move Games

Match vehicles and destinations. Drive through time. Become a director by selecting vehicles for a new movie.

Artful Abe Artful Abe

Artful Abe is an online scavenger hunt that takes you from outdoor sculptures of Abraham Lincoln around America to discover related artworks in the collection of the American Art Museum.

Bottlecaps to Brushes Bottlecaps to Brushes

Follow Cappy the giraffe on an adventure through American art.

Buffalo Hide Painting Buffalo Hide Painting

Discover buffalo hide art and create your own painting!

Build a Sod House Build a Sod House

Imagine you're a settler on the open prairie, and you need to build a house.

Day of the Dead: Build Your Own Altar Day of the Dead: Build Your Own Altar

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans.  Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits.

Digging for Answers 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.

Kids Collecting Kids Collecting

Explore the riches of the Smithsonian’s collections, learn how to start your own collection, and see what kinds of things other kids collect.

Meet Me at Midnight Meet Me at Midnight

Take a vivid journey through the American Art Museum’s collection in this interactive adventure.

Mr. President Mr. President

Learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.

Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together! Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together!

OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through children’s literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

Postal Quizzes Postal Quizzes

How much do you know about stamps and history? Test yourself!

Questions Come Alive Questions Come Alive

The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture every day. Test your SI—Q!

Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes

Create your own collage art based on the incredible works of American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988). With this lively, colorful, and highly engaging app, you can remix works from Bearden's original series to create your own unique works of art, and express your personal journey.

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 Folkways Jazz Mixer Smithsonian Folkways Jazz Mixer

This interactive feature explores jazz from different perspectives: chronologically with a timeline, geographically with a world map, and musically with a virtual mixer in which you can listen to and observe the musical elements of jazz.

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!
 

Stories of World Heritage Stories of World Heritage

Discover ten stories from UNESCO’s World Heritage List: The list of the most outstanding natural and cultural sites in the world. Add your voice to the conversation! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website.


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