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Smithsonian Collections Blog

Highlights of the hidden treasures among the more then 2 million Smithsonian collections online.

Smithsonian Insider

Every day, Smithsonian experts look through the lenses of art, history, science and culture to examine many of the world’s most intriguing and complex topics. Smithsonian Insider shares with you the astounding and diverse work being conducted by the Smithsonian around the world

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center Blog

Fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration.

STEMVisions

Highlights ideas, best practices, research, and successes in science education.

The Affiliate

News about our Affiliates, exhibitions, and programs.

The Ocean Blog

Meet amazing creatures, explore the depths of the sea, and discover your own personal connection to the ocean.

The Q? Blog

Blog from Q?rius (pronounced curious), a unique, interactive science education space and a whole new way for teens and tweens to discover science and the natural world.

Unbound: Smithsonian Libraries Blog

Connecting, ideas, information and you.

Fact Sheet

Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office

The Anthropology Outreach Office serves to promote the understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. 

Archaeology FAQs

This information has been prepared to cover topics most frequently encountered: career information, excavation, fieldwork opportunities, artifact identification, and preservation.

Bat Facts

Answers to some of the questions most often asked of the National Museum of Natural History  about the biology and natural history of these shy, nocturnal creatures.

Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children
Egyptian Mummies

Information and reading list on the process of Egyptian mummification.

Egyptian Pyramids

Information and reading list on Egyptian pyramid history and construction.

Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced Foo-koh), who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

Hope Diamond Fact Sheet

Learn about the history of the Hope Diamond.

Shark Attack File

Information about the Shark Attack File

The Passenger Pigeon

Information and reading list regarding this now-extinct bird.

Tucker Automobiles

Online Exhibition

"Make the Dirt Fly!": Building the Panama Canal

This exhibition explores the background, planning, and construction of the Panama Canal, focusing on 19th- and early 20th-century activities and concluding with events in 1915 marking the opening of the Canal. 


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