The Smithsonian is open today, Monday, January 22.
Newly transformed, the "must see" exhibition has reopened.
Telling the American story through the lens of African American history and culture in a museum for all Americans.
Secretary Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role of immigrants in our nation.
Discover how our people and programs are making a difference across the world.
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Explore the online companion to a bold new exhibition revealing the ways American Indian images, names, and stories are hidden in plain sight.
Flying high above the trees faster than other bats, dog-faced bats are rarely caught by even the most dedicated of bat researchers.
A look back at 1968, a tumultuous, pivotal year marked by political and cultural change.
In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has increased more than fourfold.
You don’t have to bundle up to enjoy these wintry works of art in our collections.
Marking the passage of days with varied types of calendars throughout history.
If it’s such a challenge for humans to stay warm outside, how do birds keep warm?
The Smithsonian celebrates an American civil rights icon with a look through the collections.
The year saw the end of the Great War along with new technologies put to use at home and on the battlefield.
Artists offer their emotional and psychological perspectives of battle and its repercussions.
The Inupiaq of Alaska have more than 120 words to describe sea ice in its many forms.
Rock ’n’ roll musicians live forever in the mind’s eye thanks to iconic photos of them in their element, playing live.
Smithsonian magazine places a Smithsonian lens on the world.
Award-winning programming exploring science, nature, history, and pop culture.
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Smithsonian Earth brings you closer to nature's most fascinating animals and wildest locations.