Museums

5 everyday scenarios autistic children might find challenging (and how to solve them)

Predictable routines are a comfort in a world that can bewilder them<p>For autistic children and their families normal day to day activities – from an …

Museum of London

A Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin That Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid

A 30-million-year-old fossil found in South Carolina belonged to a weird, weird creature.<p>The skull came from the Wando River, which today runs past Charleston, South Carolina to the ocean.<p>Thirty million years ago, it was all under the sea. Ancient dolphins and whales swam over what would become …

American Museum of Natural History

How to Keep Track of Your Kid at a Crowded Event

I have one kid who’s a darter. He’s four now, so he’s a little better than he was when he was two or three, but still, visits to crowded museums and …

Natural History Museums

Sounds to Grow On - Sacco and Vanzetti (Program #13) | Smithsonian Folkways

Nicola Sacco and Bartolmeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchists, were executed unjustly in 1927 for armed robbery and murder of two pay-clerks in …

Smithsonian

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Launch Mobile Interactive Art Museum | Mental Floss

Since not everyone in America has easy access to first-class culture, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts wants to bring it to them: As <i>Smithsonian</i> …

Volcano seen from space looks like the entrance to hell

A NASA satellite snapped a dramatic image of a Russian volcano spitting out an ash plume while surrounded by clouds.<p>Russian volcano Shiveluch has been busy kicking out ash and lava for over a decade. NASA describes it as one of the world's most active volcanoes. A new satellite photo released on …

Natural History Museums

Museum of Ice Cream to open exhibit in San Francisco

Museum of Ice Cream Los Angeles, image courtesy of Katie Gibbs (PRNewsfoto/Museum of Ice Cream)<p>San Francisco should start preparing for ice cream …

Dessert

Latino experience is in focus at African American History and Culture Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is …

Smithsonian

Eclipse Coverage Draws 5.1 Million Viewers to Cable News

Cable news coverage of the total solar eclipse on Monday drew an estimated 5.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data.<p>The eclipse was at …

American Museum of Natural History

5 Tips for Dealing with the Biggest Stressor of the School Year

You've mastered the school lunch. You have your after-school snacks down to a science. And you already know what you're going to make for your kid's …

Kids

Flying Phenoms

Is there a more evocative symbol of the lazy, hazy days of summer than the dragonfly? Take the Blue Dasher, for example, which you can find in nearby …

Natural History

10 Museums in 10 Days? A Chinese Start-Up (Virtually) Gives Children a Tour

HONG KONG — Last weekend: the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. By Wednesday: the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the German Historical Museum in Berlin.<p>And that’s just the half of it.<p>Children from more than 180,000 …

National Air and Space Museum

Art Industry News: Björk to Headline the Moscow Biennial (and Matthew Barney, Too) + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Shanghai's West Bund cultural corridor is booming and Univision donates a trove of art to the Frost Museum.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a</i> …

Art

Museums & technology: New avenues for wonder

Today we are announcing $1.87 million in support to 12 art museums to explore new ways technology can connect people to art.<p>These days, technology …

Vincent Van Gogh

Frost Art Museum Gifted Fifty-Seven Artworks from Univision Communications

POSTED August 22, 2017<p>The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum announced today that is has received a major donation from Univision Communications …

Art

August Bank Holiday 2017: 10 brilliant things to do with the kids in London this weekend

It’s almost August Bank Holiday which means two things: one, we’ve almost survived the summer holidays and two: Notting Hill Carnival.<p>Nine feelings …

Museum of London

West Africa: European Museums to Return West African Artefacts

This incredible panel is one of the Benin bronzes looted from the palace of the Oba.<p>There is a demand for the return of stolen artefacts to the …

Africa

SANFIC: Documenting Art Theft: Cristóbal Berríos Discusses his World Premiere ‘Stealing Rodin’

In 2005, for a few hours, a priceless Rodin statue disappeared from the Palace of Fine Arts in downtown Santiago, Chile. ‘Stealing Rodin’ revisits …

Documentaries

If Dogs Could Fly

The dog days of summer would be a bit cooler for puppies if they could be unleashed to fly around the neighborhood.<p>“Winged Dog,” pictured here, is …

Smithsonian

Learning from lizards: St. Louis native studies evolution in real time | Miami Herald

Thank a cranky reptile for helping set a St. Louis boy on the road to Harvard.<p>Jonathan B. Losos went from carrying plastic dinosaurs to school to …

Evolutionary Biology

$80M later, a new museum, reassuringly old Crazy Kitchen

You won’t recognize the Crazy Kitchen after its two-year-long reno — green and orange cubes? Really? — but the outdated and outlandish interior is as …

Canadian News

This Snake Is So Deadly Its Venom Hasn't Had to Change in 10 Million Years

Being bitten by an Australian tiger snake is a wholly unpleasant experience. Within minutes, you start to feel pain in your neck and lower …

Evolutionary Biology

7 Trips That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

There's nothing like travel to expand those little minds, and these top spots offer education and vacation all in one.

Smithsonian

The Red Mini-Dress Ivanka Wore To Watch The Eclipse Would Make Her Critics Jaw-Drop

Ivanka Trump was hard to miss when she showed up to the White House Monday to watch the Solar Eclipse wearing a stunning red mini-dress.<p>WASHINGTON, …

National Air and Space Museum

Ivanka Couldn't Even Get Her Dad to Wear Eclipse Glasses

On Monday afternoon, a pulsating, orange orb unable to resist devouring anything in its proximity stared at the Sun, despite being warned not to by …

National Air and Space Museum

New Teen Docent Program in "Cultivating America's Gardens" - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>This post was written by Abigail Espiritu, a summer intern focusing on social media and the Libraries’ blog. This fall, Abigail will be entering her</i> …

Smithsonian

My kingdom for some real solar eclipse glasses

My quest for solar eclipse glasses began online; the only glasses available would have arrived Aug. 25, four days after the eclipse. A website suggested various places that supposedly had them: convenience stores (no luck), public libraries (no luck) and the National Air and Space Museum. I went to …

National Air and Space Museum

Chandra :: Photo Album :: 3C273 :: 20 Jun 06

Fast Facts for 3C273:<p>Credit<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Yale Univ.<p>Coordinates (J2000)<p>RA 12h 29m 06.70s | Dec +02° 03' 08.60"<p>Constellation<p>Observation Dates<p>January …

Smithsonian

Donald Trump ignores science - and his own daughter - by looking at solar eclipse without protective glasses

Donald Trump decided to shun expert advice - and a warning issued by his own daughter - in favour of looking straight at the Sun without protective …

National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships

<b>American Latino Experience Building Curatorial Excellence Pre-Doctoral Fellowships</b><p><b>Armed Forces History</b><p>The Division of Armed Forces History is …

Smithsonian