About Our Museums and Zoo

The world's largest museum complex

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The Smithsonian is home to 21 museums and the National Zoo. While safeguarding and presenting our nations treasures, our museums and zoo also support education, scholarship, and research. Explore our vast online digital resources or plan your visit.

Congress passed legislation in 2020 establishing two new museums at the Smithsonian: the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum. The Smithsonian is in early planning stages for both.

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