It’s been an eventful year at the Smithsonian: we’ve welcomed Bao Bao the baby panda, announced the discovery of new species, weathered a government shutdown and put on our Xray specs. Take a quick look back at some of the most memorable Smithsonian stories of 2013. Continue reading Happy New Year!
The Smithsonian’s commitment to making our experience and collections accessible to people of all abilities is demonstrated in several new programs. Join Secretary Clough as he explores some of the ways we aim to excite the learning in everyone. Continue reading The Smithsonian’s Commitment to Accessibility
We all understand the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, but what role do the humanities play in creating a vibrant and secure society? Secretary Clough addressed this question in a recent address to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Continue reading The Heart of the Matter
So, what are you waiting for? Where are our cookies? Continue reading Wednesday is Bake Cookies Day!
If you’re anxiously waiting on holiday packages to make it on time via snail mail, the idea of instant delivery from Amazon robot drone is pretty appealing. But how realistic is it? After all, we’re still waiting for the jet pack we were promised. Continue reading Amazon’s door-to-door delivery drones–Doable?
The Smithsonian community has created a block for the AIDS Memorial Quilt that honors our colleagues lost to this disease. It is on display in the Ripley Center through February. Continue reading Creativity and Crisis: The Smithsonian AIDS Memorial Quilt Block
Everyone enjoys a snow day, including the animals at the National Zoo. Continue reading Snow Day!
Visitors may sign a condolence book for the Mandela family at the National Museum of African Art, Dec. 6 through Dec. 13. Continue reading Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013)
In memoriam: Carol Parsons on Sept. 3 and Russell Greenberg on Oct. 24 Continue reading In Memoriam: Russell Greenberg and Carol Parsons
Dec. 6, 2013. Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Continue reading Emerging leaders, a sweep of the AZA and more awards for Smithsonian Channel