The Smithsonian Institution



“Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.”

See Smithsonian, About.

The Smithsonian Institution is home to nine research centers and numerous research programs.”  These include: the Archives of American Art, the Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), the Environmental Research Center (SERC), the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and the Tropical Research Institute (STRI).

Smithsonian magazine is a monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times. Each subscription includes a complimentary membership to the Smithsonian Institution.”

The Smithsonian Magazine runs several micro-sites through its “EcoCenter” at its Science & Nature page.