All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
The Smithsonian offers many opportunities for learning in the classroom and at home. Teachers, parents, and students can follow their interests and learn together.
A wealth of digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity. The Smithsonian Learning Lab allows you to create personal collections and individualized educational experiences. The digital Game Center of the Smithsonian Science Education Center offers fun experiences for the young STEM learner. Smithsonian's History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative resources for learning about American history. This very website allows for exploration of our nation's rich treasures, science, and shared history. Stay in touch with the quarterly Smithsonian Education News.
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