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. Screenings may be in-person, purely digital, or a hybrid event. 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:
- Browse the list of licensed, available programs to make your selection.
- Plan in advance. Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks advance notice for approval. Please note- programs are currently only available in MP4 format. DVDs and BluRay are not available until further notice.
- Fill out the Smithsonian Channel Screening Request. Please note- if requesting multiple programs, please submit one form for each program you are interested in.
- Publicize the screening and program only after receiving written approval and a license from the Smithsonian Channel.
If you have additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Bugbee, (202) 633-5304; BugbeeE@si.edu