Best Views of the Grand Canyon

Scientists still don't entirely comprehend the 1.5 billion year history of the Grand Canyon; it's a story of erosion that has created one of the most breathtaking sites in America (2:29)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies?
Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies? (1:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'Night in Review: The 2014 American Ingenuity Awards
Night in Review: The 2014 American Ingenuity Awards (4:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses?
Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses? (1:18)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads?
Ask Smithsonian: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads? (0:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Does Anesthesia Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Does Anesthesia Work? (1:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Lightning Round
Ask Smithsonian: Lightning Round (1:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work?
Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work? (1:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work? (1:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'Sponsored Video: Papua New Guinea — A Million Different Journeys
Sponsored Video: Papua New Guinea — A Million Different Journeys (0:59)