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:

Monday, April 6

10:00 a.m. – National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) Astro Chats –

1:00 p.m. – National Portrait Gallery’s (NPG) Engaging Students in Inquiry (e.g., close looking, exploration, etc.) –  (

Tuesday, April 7

11:00 a.m. – NPG’s Young Portrait Explorer’s; Watch live on Instagram Stories –

12:00 p.m. – NASM’s Astro Chats –

4:00 p.m. – Aerial America Watch Party on Facebook; Each watch party depicts an aerial view of a historic US location. –

Thursday, April 9

11:00 a.m. – National Museum of American History (NMAH) Social Studies Online Exploration –

2:00 p.m. – National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Exploring Minerals with a Geologist –

Friday, April 10

11:00 a.m. – NPG’s Open Studio Live on Facebook –


Smithsonian Learning Lab’s Weekly Activity Choice Board (Science/Social Studies/Culture/Arts) –

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. –  (

National Museum of Asian Art (Freer/Sackler)’s Meditation & Mindfulness; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:15-12:45 –

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

National Zoo’s Online Activity Guides & Webcams –

 April 6, 2020