Immersive room-sized installations transport visitors to the gathering’s famed “Playa.”
How ordinary Washingtonians have shaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways.
Newly transformed, the "must see" exhibition has reopened.
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.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. We are a community of learning and the opener of doors. Join us on a voyage of discovery in person or learn and explore online.
Learn about visiting our world-class museums and zoo.
Before you hit the summer barbecue circuit, here are five facts about the American backyard to ponder with your patio pals.
Born on this day in 1951, Sally Ride, astronaut and educator, became the first American woman in space in 1983.
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer. Even if you are on a "staycation," you can enjoy our beach themed collections.
The Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection has over 8,000 specimens. Explore a selection from the collection along with art inspired by these beautiful blooms.
Join the Smithsonian in May to celebrate our nation's rich cultural heritage.
According to experts at a recent National Postal Museum forum, a “letter” can take many forms.
Following Hurricane Maria, a team from the Smithsonian is working with local citizens to save and protect their cultural heritage for the future.
Place “camera traps” in your community to assist researchers in answering questions about mammal distribution and abundance.
The hero's journey is available to us all, but superheroes with their special powers restore hope that good guys and gals can indeed finish first.
Celebrating horses in art, history, science, and culture through our collections and research.
May is National Bike Month. Tour bicycle-related collection items and learn about the bicycle's impact on American culture.
A look back at 1968, a tumultuous, pivotal year marked by political and cultural change.
Smithsonian magazine places a Smithsonian lens on the world.
Award-winning programming exploring science, nature, history, and pop culture.
Your purchase helps the Smithsonian bring exciting learning experiences to everyone.
Over 350 tours and cruises to all seven continents. Let the journey begin.
Smithsonian Earth brings you closer to nature's most fascinating animals and wildest locations.