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Smithsonian Affiliates are located in nearly every state, Puerto Rico, and Panama.

Destination Moon exhibition image

Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood?

Find an Affiliate near you!

Apollo Program Events

Photo courtesy of
Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service /
James Kegley Photography

Earth Optimism

Earth Optimism celebrates a change in focus from problem to solution, from a sense of loss to one of hope, in the dialogue about conservation and sustainability. In 2020, the Smithsonian Conservation Commons will partner with Smithsonian Affiliates to tackle complex conservation problems.

2020 Affiliations National Conference: Bolder Together

All Affiliate and Smithsonian colleagues are invited to join us June 28-30, 2020 for our Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference in Washington, D.C. Explore how partnerships, programming, digital resources, and hands-on explorations can bring our collective educational resources and tools to audiences across our nation.

Coming up in Affiliateland

There is always something happening in Affiliate neighborhoods! Find a Smithsonian exhibition, program, or learning opportunity at an Affiliate near you.

“Our Smithsonian Affiliation has enriched our entire community in wonderful, varied, and surprising ways. Smithsonian treasures, the expertise of noted Smithsonian scholars, and partnerships that have engaged a cross-section of our county have provided profoundly memorable experiences for those we serve. This important relationship is a point of pride for all of us.”

Claire OrologasExecutive Director Emerita, Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida

“It’s simply awesome to be an Affiliate and bring Smithsonian innovation to the nation’s heartland. Our recently opened Cherish Nebraska renovation was directly inspired by the National Museum of Natural History galleries, especially its Q?rius learning space. Next for us—high-impact Smithsonian education programs through the Lineage partnership, a cross-platform learning experience exploring the history of life on Earth.”

Susan WellerDirector, University of Nebraska State Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska

“Thanks to Smithsonian Affiliations we are able to bring special experiences to our community, like screenings of The Day We Walked on the Moon, a Smithsonian Channel film, and programs like Let’s Do History for area teachers. We are especially thankful for the role Smithsonian Affiliations has taken in the support of our current SITES exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. The exhibition has inspired us so much we created a virtual reality game and reinterpreted the whole museum as part of our own Project Democracy 20/20.”

Carol Ghiorsi HartDirector, Greensboro History Museum
Greensboro, North Carolina
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