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Meet the residents at the zoo, discover fun facts, and learn about conservation status.
Explore some of the Smithsonian’s most treasured objects and become creators as well.
Discover more than a million resources, create personal collections and educational experiences, and share your work.
Fun games and apps for learning about science.
Explore your favorite museums in a fun new way—from the outside with Adventure Lab® scavenger hunts.
Learn how to create your very own art-making robot—an ArtBot!
Calling all coloring enthusiasts! Coloring sheets for artists of all ages from Smithsonian Libraries.
Customizable to any skill set, these digital puzzles feature images from Smithsonian Libraries.
Try your hand at these fun activities from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Our back-to-school activity guide has fun and learning for learners of all ages.
Unique hands-on projects inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn artworks. New projects are released every week.
Download an Illustrated book designed by AstroNuts and build a collagasaurus.
Aimed at sparking an innovative mindset with K-8 learners, this activity guide features stories of inventors from history and today.
This 40-page activity guide includes inspiring stories, experiments, and activities.
Download the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Joyful ABC activity booklets for early learners.
“Paint” with light and create photographs inspired by bioluminescent creatures.
Bel Mills, a collage artist and book designer, demonstrates the simple steps to create your own journal.
Learners of all ages can #ColorOurCollections and engage with portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.
Enjoy exploring history through literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.
The National Postal Museum's website offers a variety of online activities for kids of all ages!
An at-home K–8 activity guide with hands-on activities, puzzles, and games. (Spanish/English)
Through documenting memories and stories, the past comes to life in the present.
Stories, objects, puzzles, and activities are presented in the 12-page guide.
This 40-page activity guide is filled with hands-on activities, puzzles, and games. (English/Spanish)
This 12-page guide allows learners of all ages to engage with inspirational and informative stories that explore the American Latino experience.
Mix and match different land uses available and discover the most sustainable combinations for the tropics and the environment.
Take a virtual visit to the National Zoo any time by tuning into our live webcams.
This immersive AR app places you right in the action of NASA's daring space missions of the 1960s.
From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, a single player can look at data and the distribution of fresh water in light of world events and equity.
Aww Snap! is a life science game where players (Grades 2–6) get to become field researchers.
Learn about the amazing animals and plants of Barro Colorado. Aprende sobre los increíbles animales y plantas de Barro Colorado.
These ducks need your help! Help them reach tasty treats across the pond.
Engage in activities to explore the impact of COVID-19, understand the science of the disease, and learn how to stay safe.
Help Smithsonville and other cities predict and prepare for natural disasters.
Find giant deadly hornets, gorgeous fluttering butterflies & stealthy crawling stink bugs in this interactive e-book.
Tour the forests of Panama and capture their biodiversity on camera!
Test your geography knowledge with this online quiz.
Soar above five real world terrains in the United States while learning about different types of land and water features.
Have fun and match each animal to their correct habitat!
This simulation asks users to answer questions about plant and animal habitats and habitat ranges. (Grade 2)
Navigate the fiery aftermath of a supernova in an interactive simulation.
This simulation allows users to test various light sources in a dark cave. (Grade 1)
Explore the universe with telescopes you control over the internet, provided by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Learn about bird migration, name that nest, online coloring book.
Design solutions to mini golf challenges using physics and engineering. (K–5)
Take an interactive look at Perseverance and other rovers, drive them around, and explore Mars in immersive 3D.
Help Morphy locate missing crewmembers so that they can repair their spaceship. For iPad.
This simulation allows users to take the role of an adult rockhopper penguin helping to raise its young. (Grade 1)
Travel around the world with Plato to learn about building healthy meals. ¡Ahora en español!
Diviértete aprendiendo sobre la naturaleza con este juego de cartas.
Meet your female space science heroes (virtually) on a free augmented reality (AR) app that can be used on most AR-compatible devices.
With the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Rocket Lab, your job is to design a series of rockets and attempt suborbital, orbital, and escape velocity missions.
Lights! Camera! Action! Our movie director needs your help! Help Walrus pick actors!
Visiting rare animals at the National Zoo with this online game.
See skeletons in a new way with 3-D graphics, games, video, and more!
Explore a world under the sea.(Explora un mundo bajo el mar.)
See what happens to particles when sugar dissolves in water and water evaporates.
View the arc of the sun as it moves throughout the day over the Smithsonian Castle and record your observations. Look around the National Mall in full 360°.
Learn about the scientists, historians, artists, and youth tackling environmental challenges and how to make your daily routine more sustainable.
It’s lunch time and Tami is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower.
What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out here!
This Technics brand turntable was used by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. Discover more hip-hop collection items.
A selection of rock and pop inspired art from concert posters and album covers to objects d'art.
The skateboard has sparked a vibrant culture of art, music, and sport around the world.
Explore collections related to ancient Egypt from across the Smithsonian.
Along with the Ruby Slippers, the Smithsonian has some fabulous footwear in the collections.
A look at superheroes in the Smithsonian's collections and remembering Stan Lee.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Music and fashion influence each other, and they reflect and impact the culture at large.
These pioneering and high-achieving athletes have made a mark in the world of sports.
Explore Star Wars–related objects in our collections—from lunch boxes to the famous droids "you're looking for."
Sit, stay, and explore dogs from across our collections.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in the Lunar Module Eagle and became the first humans to step foot on the moon.
These Open Access images are available to download and use as you wish—all without asking!
The Smithsonian's mineral and gem collection at the National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
With over 35 million specimens, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History's insect collection is one of the largest entomological collections in the world.
At the urging of botanists and wildflower enthusiasts, a selection of four hundred of her illustrations was published in 1925 by the Smithsonian.