Due to snow, the Smithsonian's National Zoo will open at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 17, 2018.
10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips. Includes weekly updates on volcanic activity.
Great for birds and for people, The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center developed the world’s first and only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification.
Fun games and apps for learning about science.
Smithsonian scientists use new miniature technology to track the endangered bird.
Did you know? The Smithsonian works in India teaching Tibetan monks and nuns about Western science and science education.
Discover how our people and programs are making a difference across the world.
Flying high above the tree canopy at speeds much faster than other bats, dog-faced bats are rarely caught by even the most dedicated of bat researchers.
Watch the sixteen month-old panda cub tumble down the hill for her first snow day January 6, 2015.
One of Earth’s most evolutionarily unique species is also the world’s most trafficked mammal.
In the last 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has increased more than fourfold.
25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program has been released.
Scientists race to find genetic clues as malaria decimates rare Hawaiian honeycreepers.
If it’s such a challenge for humans to stay warm outside, how do birds keep warm?
Each one has a unique chorus, which may help scientists protect them.
Learn about “climate change’s evil twin” with the National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal.
Pierre Comizzoli, a research biologist with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, explains.
Join some of the world's leading thinkers in a spirited discussion about our ever changing planet.
A National Museum of Natural History bat specimen, collected in France at the end of World War I, may hold important clues.