Due to the snowstorm, all our Capital Region museums and the National Zoo will be closed today except for the American History Museum and the African American Museum, which are open. The American Indian Museum in New York is closed.
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.
Did you know? The Smithsonian works in India teaching Tibetan monks and nuns about Western science and science education.
Smithsonian scientists use new miniature technology to track the endangered bird.
Discover how our people and programs are making a difference across the world.
For millions of years these tiny beetles have chewed their way out of sight.
Swimming in the frigid waters of the Arctic, the narwhal is one of the world’s most elusive and bizarre marine mammals.
In the past 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.
Flying high above the trees faster than other bats, dog-faced bats are rarely caught by even the most dedicated of bat researchers.
Learn about “climate change’s evil twin” with the National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal.
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.
A new study shows that parasites are facing major extinctions, and museum natural history collections hold the key to research.
Q&A with Suzan Murray of the Smithsonian Global Health Program about our work to save the endangered black rhino.
In the face of mass extinctions, the Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative quietly saves the world’s DNA.