Due to inclement weather, the National Zoo closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.
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
A place for Kids to explore discover and learn!
Check out fun stuff to explore and do online!
See all there is to do when you visit one of the museums or the National Zoo!
Highlights for Kids
Coloring books, seek and find activities, and music from the National Museum of
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.
Bringing news from across the Universe to children all around the world. Universe Awareness and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Explore 3D models of specimens from the Museum’s collections and learn how fossils are discovered, unearthed, and preserved.
Learn by doing! Online activities test your knowledge and demonstrate the
principles of aviation and spaceflight.
After a field trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, you are magically
taken to the galleries at night!
Explore fun things to do at home, online, and when you visit!
Visit Mr. President to learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.
In this interactive challenge, you can guess relative sizes in outer space, and then do the math to check your guesses.
Learn about invention and innovation. Behind every invention there's a great
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.
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.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Smithsonian scientist? Watch our
videos and find out!