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Distance Learning Resources from the Smithsonian
Discover the transformative power of art and design.
Explore American history and world cultures though objects and storytelling.
Understanding the world and our place in it.
Insights and stories from inside the Smithsonian.
Take the Smithsonian with you on the go.
Lend us your ears and we'll tell you a tale.
Educational resources for teachers, parents, and community members.
Fun stuff to do online for kids.
Resources for researchers and learners of all types.
Learn about the 154 million artifacts, works of art, and specimens in our collections.
Our network of 21 specialized research libraries comprise one of America’s greatest scientific and cultural treasures.
One of the largest collections of historical document resources in the U.S.
Discover more than a million resources and create personal collections and educational experiences.
Study history and culture through objects and design.
Expert-led lectures, virtual tours, and studio arts classes produced by Smithsonian Associates, the world’s largest museum-based educational program.
Free online courses from the Smithsonian through edX, an online learning destination and MOOC provider.