All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Meet the residents at the zoo, discover fun facts, and learn about conservation status.
Fun games and apps for learning about science.
Discover more than a million resources, create personal collections and educational experiences, and share your work.
Explore some of the Smithsonian’s most treasured objects and become creators as well.
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.
Try your hand at these fun activities from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Games and activities for students and lifetime learners.
“Paint” with light and create photographs inspired by bioluminescent creatures.
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!
Be a Smithsonian intern: solve puzzles, find clues, decipher documents, and explore photographs.
Through documenting memories and stories, the past comes to life in the present.
Take a virtual visit to the National Zoo any time by tuning into our live webcams.
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.
These ducks need your help! Help them reach tasty treats across the pond.
Author and illustrate a Smithsonian Earth Optimism comic.
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.
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!
Navigate the fiery aftermath of a supernova in an interactive simulation.
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.
Help Morphy locate missing crewmembers so that they can repair their spaceship. For iPad.
Travel around the world with Plato to learn about building healthy meals.
Introduces early learners, ages 4 to 6, to basic concepts about weather, parts of the airplane, rockets, sizes, shapes, and patterns.
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!
See what happens to particles when sugar dissolves in water and water evaporates.
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 items in Smithsonian collections.
A selection of rock and pop inspired art from concert posters and album covers to objects d'art.
The skateboard 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.
Cats as seen through the Smithsonian's collections.
Celebrating Frida Kahlo and her influence on American art with items in the collections and archives.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard Challenger STS-7.
Explore Star Wars–related objects in our collections—from lunch boxes to the famous droids "you're looking for."
Buttons, posters, and more reflect nearly 50 years of Earth Day celebrations.
The evolution of the telephone since Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call on March 10, 1876.
Sit, stay, and explore dogs from across our collections.
A look at the fight to get the right to vote through the Smithsonian's collections.
Tour bicycle-related collection items and learn about the bicycle's impact on American culture.
On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in the Lunar Module Eagle and became the first humans to step foot on the moon.
Explore our automobile collection and learn about milestones from the Duryea car to the EV1 electric car.
Official mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th "Yankee" Division, and the first dog to be given rank in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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.