Smithsonian Journeys

Established in 1970, Smithsonian Journeys tours engage travelers in the wide-ranging mission of the Smithsonian. Like the Institution, Journeys’ tours enrich guests’ lives and satisfy their curiosity about the world around them.

Education Initiatives—Videoconferences with Students

“Artful Connections,” a virtual tour program offered by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, allows students from third through 12th grades to visit the museum in real time without leaving their classrooms. Through videoconferencing sessions, museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using the museum’s extensive holdings of American art.

Education Initiatives—Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities Through Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers annual Summer Institutes, professional development workshops that present educators with innovative methods for incorporating American art and technology into their humanities curricula. The Institutes are designed for middle and high school core-subject teachers, especially those who teach social studies, history and English/language arts.

Education Initiatives for Military Families

Department of Defense Educational Activity

Nation’s T. rex Public Programs

All of the following programs will be in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue.

April 2–April 27

“Fossil Hall Fotorama!


Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center works to present the history, art and culture of American Pacific Americans through research, exhibitions, outreach and education programs.

Education and Outreach

young adults researching books and imagery

Digitization of Smithsonian Collections

Through digitization, the Smithsonian seeks to broaden access to its treasures, safeguard them for future generations, speed research, add meaning, encourage collaboration and integrate its holdings across museums and programs.

Smithsonian Gardens

Director: Barbara Faust
Total Full-Time Employees: 56
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Arts and Industries Building as seen from the Ripley Garden

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes the understanding and sustainability of the world’s diverse cultures through research and educational activities.