Part of the American Indian Museum’s mission is to provide a forum for Native people’s voices, so the museum went to the Internet to ask, “Does your tribe have any beliefs or protocols concerning today’s solar eclipse?” Here are some of the replies. Continue reading How do the first Americans view the Great American eclipse?
As guardians of the nation’s cultural heritage, we all have a responsibility to make sure every visitor can share our treasures. The Smithsonian Accessibility Network is working to demonstrate that access for anyone means enhanced experiences for everyone. Continue reading Sharing the Smithsonian with every visitor
Smithsonian staff are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Liza Fritzsche and a few of her favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Liza Fritzsche
No matter where you are, you can experience the rare total eclipse of our local star in August with the help of a free app from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Continue reading You don’t have to be emo to have a dark night of the Sol
Science takes time, according to paleontologist detective Nick Pyenson, and we need science to understand the impact of its passage. Continue reading Travel through time with a whale detective
UPDATED Your kitty may be a great cat, but we’re celebrating the birth of a really Great Cat at the National Zoo! Continue reading Another success story for the Sumatran tiger
Birds face constant threats from predators, pesticides and loss of habitat, but few people realize that millions of birds are killed each year by flying into windows. Amy Rogers Nazarov takes a clear-eyed look at the Smithsonian’s efforts to be bird-friendly. Continue reading Windows can be a real pane for birds
It’s a girl! It’s a boy! We’re celebrating the birth of two rare maned wolf pups at the Conservation Biology Institute in May. Amy Rogers Nazarov spent some time with the head of the Zoo’s Canid Conservation Program to learn more about these mysterious animals, who look more like foxes than wolves but actually are neither. Continue reading And now for the mane event!
What do a feathered dinosaur, a 500,000-gallon aquarium full of hammerhead sharks and the supersonic Northrup F-58 light fighter have in common? They’re all part of the experience at a spectacular new museum in Miami. Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Season two of the acclaimed Sidedoor podcast has arrived! So come on in and check out the first episode about a 150-year-old murder mystery. Continue reading Sidedoor: If these bones could talk