Smithsonian Channel Screenings

Showing a Smithsonian Channel program is an easy way to bring the Smithsonian to your neighborhood. As part of a Smithsonian Affiliation, Affiliate organizations have access to the Channel’s award-winning programming on popular topics such as air and space, history, science, nature and pop culture.

Affiliates can request a program to complement an exhibition, to be a stand-alone event, or to celebrate a heritage month.* It’s a great way to highlight the Affiliate partnership with the Smithsonian. *Screening rules and restrictions apply. This benefit is for current Smithsonian Affiliates only. If you are interested in becoming an Affiliate, contact us.

The process is easy:

  1. Browse new and upcoming titles
  2. Fill out the Screening Request Form
    Please allow 8 weeks advance notice for approval.
  3. Publicize the screening and program only after receiving written approval and a license from the Smithsonian Channel.

If you are interested in screening a Smithsonian Channel program or have additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Bugbee, (202) 633-5304;

Please note, Smithsonian Channel will not process screening requests from June 3-August 19, 2019 to accommodate the nationwide screening of The Day We Walked On The Moon. 

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Featured this month

The Day We Walked On The Moon
Rated TVPG-V; approximate run-time is 45 minutes; free for Smithsonian Affiliates.

Get ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with Smithsonian Channel on July 20, 2019! This documentary marks the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the lunar surface with interviews from key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts, and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Click here for details