- Who makes learning fun at the Smithsonian?
Education and public program staff work at every museum and research center of the Smithsonian, designing programs around heritage months, special exhibitions, and other events. The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies organizes teacher training, including on-line conferences.
Thanks to these dedicated staff members and the volunteers who help them, the hands-on experiences you can have at the Smithsonian vary from trying Chinese calligraphy at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, to learning how things fly at the National Air and Space Museum, to handling a hissing cockroach at the National Museum of Natural History.
Come in and join Smithsonian educators as they bring their "inside" programs "out" for the Folklife Festival!