Along with the Ruby Slippers, the Smithsonian has some fabulous footwear in the collections.
Shy, nocturnal creatures, bats have been both feared and revered. Smithsonian is home to the world's largest collection of bat specimens.
The sound of the accordion, a traditional European instrument, has traveled the world.
Any old way you choose it, for many, it's got to be rock and roll music.
Explore collections related to ancient Egypt from across the Smithsonian.
Swinging for the fences with these items in our collections.
Explore Asian and Egyptian cats from across Smithsonian collections.
Explore images and objects related to the history of motion pictures in America.
Sit, stay, and explore dogs from across our collections.
Cats as seen through the Smithsonian's collections.
The skateboard sparked a vibrant culture of art, music, and sport around the world.
Discover timepieces in the collections from Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch to a whimsical insect clock.