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Smithsonian Libraries

The Smithsonian's 22 branch libraries contain more than 1.8 million volumes, including 40,000 rare books.

Smithsonian Research Online

Smithsonian Research Online is a set of services to the research community both within and outside the Smithsonian Institution. Managed by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the program assists in capturing the research output of Smithsonian scholars and making it available to Institutional management as well as scientists and historians world-wide.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Collections

Search the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ collections, which contain the official records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories relating to the history of the Smithsonian.

Women's Dresses

View photos and information about a selection of dresses from the National Museum of American History costume collection.

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African Art Museum Teacher Resources

Teacher workshops, videos for loan, and online curriculum for use in the classroom.

American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery Education Resources

Information on school tours, education resources, professional development, educator newsletter, and more.

Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures

Come and sit around the campfire in our virtual Catlin classroom.

Cooper Hewitt Educator Resource Center

Find and create design-focused lesson plans, talk to educators from around the country, and more.

Freer and Sackler Gallery Educator Resources

Educators are encouraged to take advantage of all resources available through the Freer and Sackler Galleries. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, almost always at no cost.

Portrait Gallery Educator Resources

The National Portrait Gallery provides professional development workshops throughout the academic year to teachers as well as School programs which inspire students to learn about the men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

A model early childhood program that places children at the center of every experience.

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans, Resources, Standards of Learning

The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for educators, families, and students.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access created the Smithsonian Learning Lab to inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials—more than a million images, recordings, and texts.

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