Smithsonian Resources

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, we want to bring resources to you to give you the opportunity to explore our nation's rich heritage from Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Nature. You can explore many of these collections on the Smithsonian website

Smithsonian Collections

The scope of objects in Smithsonian collections is staggering—from ancient Chinese bronzes to the Star-Spangled Banner; from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the Apollo lunar landing module; from the ruby slippers featured in The Wizard of Oz to presidential memorabilia. Scholars and scientific researchers at the Smithsonian—and around the world—use these vast collections in their research to expand human knowledge. Learn more about the range of the Smithsonian collections on their National Collections Dashboard.

Smithsonian Virtual Events

The Smithsonian has many webcasts and online events throughout the week. You can view their list of events here. Mark your calendars! 

Learning at Home for Kids & Teens

The Smithsonian offers many ways for your kids and teens to learn at home. Everything from music and fashion, minerals and gems, toys and games, and fun comics and activities. You can explore the array of learning opportunities with the Smithonsian here
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