The Smithsonian Castle went dark for an hour on Saturday, March 27, to mark the Institution’s participation in Earth Hour 2010. Continue reading Lights out
If all goes as planned, the Zoo will have a breeding lion pride this spring. Continue reading Reason to take pride at the National Zoo
From March through December, the Smithsonian Latino Center will offer a range of programs and events celebrating history and culture of Argentina. Continue reading Argentina at the Smithsonian
Lama, Patron, Artist: The Great Situ Panchen. Through new scholarship and recently discovered paintings, “Lama, Patron, Artist: The Great Situ Panchen,” on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries through July 18, brings the extraordinary Tibetan artist, Situ Panchen (1700-1774), into focus. Organized by the Rubin Museum of Art, this exhibition is a feature of… Continue reading Lama, Patron, Artist: The Great Situ Panchen
Forget that summer job waiting tables. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the research activities of the Smithsonian are encouraged to apply for a paid internship with Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Continue reading Get paid to learn
Meet the 19th-century entrepreneur and humanitarian who created the Star-Spangled banner. Continue reading Star-Spangled Women: Mary Pickersgill
The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History examines one of the most profound questions we can ask. Continue reading What does it mean to be human?
What does it mean to be human? The new David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world throughout time. It examines the shared framework of humankind as well… Continue reading What does it mean to be human?
When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History opened its doors to the public 100 years ago, the plaster was barely dry and only a few exhibits were ready. Today, it holds more than 126 million objects and specimens in its collections. Continue reading The Natural History Museum celebrates 100 years
A giant Pacific octopus is an exciting addition to the invertebrate collection at the National Zoo. Continue reading Squid pro quo