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

Find an Affiliate near you, browse distance learning activities from Affiliates and the Smithsonian, or learn how to become a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Female museum visitor looking at the Apollo 11 capsule

Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood?

Find an Affiliate near you!

Affiliate Directory

Distance Learning

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

Distance Learning

Smithsonian Affiliates are leading the way in providing distance learning opportunities for students, teachers, and caregivers. Discover Smithsonian and Affiliate resources for the classroom on our distance learning page.

Fostering Essential Community Conversations

At this watershed moment in American history, museums are finding a wide spectrum of ways to address injustice with their communities, and facilitate the difficult but essential dialogue that is necessary. Find resources from the Smithsonian and our Affiliate partners to help catalyze these conversations in your community.

2020 Affiliations National Conference: A Digital Series

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and guidelines from the Smithsonian Institution and CDC, Smithsonian Affiliations has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference previously scheduled for June 28-30, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Voices Blog

Featured Affiliate stories on the Smithsonian Voices blogLearn more about submitting story ideas here.

Smithsonian Affiliate Impact

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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