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Science and Conservation

From saving endangered species to monitoring marine environments, Smithsonian conducts research on the frontiers of science. We harness the best researchers in the world to promote healthy ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and find ways to predict and mitigate global climate change.

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Culture and the Arts

Smithsonian celebrates and promotes artistic and cultural diversity and works to ensure that this diversity will continue to thrive for future generations. Our teams protect cultural heritage at risk, support established and emerging artists, and encourage cultural sustainability.

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Public Engagement

We create educational resources and programs that ignite curiosity and wonder in people of all ages. Through our museums, research centers, workshops, virtual classrooms and educational labs, we offer opportunities to engage students, teachers, and educational leaders worldwide.

What We Do

Our projects foster international collaboration, whether helping to save endangered species, improving museum design, or rescuing and restoring priceless art.

From saving endangered species to monitoring marine environments, Smithsonian conducts research on the frontiers of science. We harness the best researchers in the world to promote healthy ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and find ways to predict and mitigate global climate change.

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Smithsonian celebrates and promotes artistic and cultural diversity and works to ensure that this diversity will continue to thrive for future generations. Our teams protect cultural heritage at risk, support established and emerging artists, and encourage cultural sustainability.

Learn More

We create educational resources and programs that ignite curiosity and wonder in people of all ages. Through our museums, research centers, workshops, virtual classrooms and educational labs, we offer opportunities to engage students, teachers, and educational leaders worldwide.

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Our Expertise

Smithsonian works in more than 140 countries, across disciplines, in all corners of the world. Our key areas of expertise include: advisory services, our collections, long-term research, our power to convene, professional training, and cutting-edge technology.
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Advisory Services

Advisory Services

We have the knowledge and practical experience to consult with diverse organizations to solve com...

Advisory Services

We have the knowledge and practical experience to consult with diverse organizations to solve complex problems. Our teams assist in designing successful museums, managing landscapes and ecosystems, conserving endangered species, preserving cultural heritage, and much more.

Professional Training

Professional Training

We believe it is our shared responsibility to the future to empower the next generation of leader...

Professional Training

We believe it is our shared responsibility to the future to empower the next generation of leaders who will continue to find solutions for complex global problems. Smithsonian supports a diverse and collaborative community of emerging professionals worldwide.

Collections

Collections

Smithsonian’s collections hold more than 138 million objects, from microscopic DNA fragment...

Collections

Smithsonian’s collections hold more than 138 million objects, from microscopic DNA fragments to huge space shuttles. Our collections enable us to explore important questions about climate change, study endangered cultural traditions, and even identify new species.

Long-Term Research

Long-Term Research

Since our founding in 1846, we have partnered with other institutions to understand and celebrate...

Long-Term Research

Since our founding in 1846, we have partnered with other institutions to understand and celebrate natural and cultural diversity. At Smithsonian, we are dedicated to continuing our work for centuries to come, gathering data and providing insight into patterns of change over time.

Technology

Technology

Smithsonian has always been pushing the boundaries of new technology. Today we use cutting-edge t...

Technology

Smithsonian has always been pushing the boundaries of new technology. Today we use cutting-edge techniques like 3D digitization, geographic imaging systems, and cryopreservation to reveal hidden natural and historical secrets.

Power to Convene

Power to Convene

We leverage our connections to bring the right people to the table when it comes to addressing gl...

Power to Convene

We leverage our connections to bring the right people to the table when it comes to addressing global challenges. We mobilize communities, scientists, scholars, and partner organizations to exchange ideas and shape creative solutions.

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