Your Portal to the Smithsonian

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Smithsonian Affiliates are ambassadors for the Smithsonian in local communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Panama. Through the Smithsonian Affiliations program, we facilitate collaborations across all disciplines and share Smithsonian resources on subjects from art to zoo. Let us help you navigate the Smithsonian!