The Smithsonian at 175
The Smithsonian was founded August 1846. Join us in person or online to mark this historic milestone and imagine the Institution’s next 175 years.
When you visit the Smithsonian, you’re entering the world’s largest museum complex, with approximately 155 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for the American people. As a center for research, we are also dedicated to public education; national service; and scholarship in art, design, science, technology, history, and culture.