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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.

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. 

2006 Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

View the winners in 15 categories from the 2006 Nature's Best International Windland Smith Rice Awards,  and the winners in 9 categories from the National Wildlife Photography Awards.  

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation. Packed with interactive challenges; vehicle concept models and prototypes; immersive media presentations; and inspiring innovator stories, this exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make impossible dreams take flight.

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.


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