Smithsonian Morning at the Museum Program

While the Smithsonian Museums are currently closed due to the Coronavirus, many online educational opportunities are available to include the below. Access more information on the Morning at the Museum program at:

Weekly Activities:

Monday, April 27

2:00 p.m.; Natural History’s Live with Jellyfish Webinar:

3:00 p.m.; NASM’s Astro Chats:

Tuesday, April 28

11:00 a.m.; NPG’s Young Portrait Explorers:

1:00 p.m.; NASM’s Astro Chats (How Galaxy Communities
Interact and Grow):

3:00 p.m.; Natural History’s Exploring Coastal Ecosystems
Webinar (For Teens):

4:00 p.m.; Aerial America Watch Party:

Wednesday, April 29

11:00 a.m.; NPG’s Story Time:

Thursday, April 30

10:00 a.m.; NASM’s WW II: Victory in Europe Webinar (For
Kids & Families):

11:00 a.m.; NPG’s Drawn to Figures Sketching (Ages 13+):

1:00 p.m.; NASM’s Hubble at 30 Live Chat (For Kids &

4:00 p.m.; Aerial America Watch Party:

Friday, May 1

11:00 a.m.; NPG’s Open Studio (For Kids & Families):

2:00 p.m.; Natural History’s Fossil Friday:

Learning Lab Activities Choice Board:

 Ongoing Resources:

National Air and Space Museum’s Air and Space Anywhere
Resources –

For younger learners, SEEC’s (Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment
Center) Resource/Activity List:

National Museum of the American Indian’s Lessons/Resources:

National Postal Museum’s Curriculum Guide:

National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours –

National Portrait Gallery’s Visit at Home Resources –

Smithsonian Libraries’ Color Our Collections –

Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Online Game Center –

Smithsonian’s Explore and Learn –

Cooper Hewitt’s Design It Yourself Activities:

Hirshhorn Kids at Home:

 Ongoing Videos:

National Museum of Natural History’s The Doctor is In
YouTube Channel –

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Frame Video Series;
SAAM staff talks with colleagues from around the Smithsonian about how
different collections connect with art. –

Smithsonian Education’s YouTube Channel (programs are
archived here):

National Zoo’s Webcams:

Ongoing Activities:

Meditation and Mindfulness: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday &
Friday; 12:15 p.m.:

National Museum of American History’s Spark!Lab Invent It
2020 Contest; Deadline has been extended to May 8. –

National Museum of African Art’s The Power of Griot Poetry
Contest; Deadline to enter is June 20. The museum also has great ideas for
distance learning, which are found on the same webpage. –  (

Updated: April 27, 2020