Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

Playing 1/9
  • Why 99% Of Smithsonian's Specimens Are Hidden In High-Security | Big Business | Business Insider

    YouTube 12:15
  • How This 8,000-Pound Crystal Went From Mine To Smithsonian | Big Business

    YouTube 11:29
  • Smithsonian Institution: the world’s largest museum complex

    YouTube 00:45
  • Art Conservation Alumni: The Smithsonian Institution

    YouTube 05:30
  • Washington DC's Smithsonian Museum of American History (Full Tour)

    YouTube 58:05
  • @POPinDC Rest up, little one! You have plenty of time to see #DeepTime.

    Twitter 01:10
  • Walking into #DeepTime, you find yourself moving backward in time, spotting both strange and familiar creatures.

    Twitter 00:08
  • #BecauseOfHerStory we can see the breathtaking beauty of our universe. 🎥: @SmithsonianChan #IWD2019

    Twitter 00:33
  • @QuinnPiper @SmithsonianChan Why thanks! Would you say they're a hole in one? ⛳️ #BecauseOfHerStory

    Twitter 00:32

The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

Discover in context

This site is not available in the landscape mode.
Please rotate your phone or install our app.