Smithsonian Science Education Center

Halloween crabs are known for their orange and black pattern.

7 Animals That Were Made For Halloween

October 29th, 2018, 4:05PM
The most colorful, dazzling jewels in the National Museum of Natural History have wings, and they are in the Butterfly Pavilion!

The Best Things on Wings

September 25th, 2018, 2:00PM
A red panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Fun Facts About Red Pandas

September 12th, 2018, 3:08PM
The Panamanian golden frog is in the toad family. Toads usually have dry skin compared to other frogs. (Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)
New evidence has made scientists rethink sauropods as being purely land dwellers. (dottedhippo/iStock/Thinkstock)
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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

November 8th, 2017, 1:54PM
A nocturnal Swallow-tailed Gull sneaks in an afternoon nap, purposefully placing its beak atop its back and under its feathers to rest its neck and stay warm. (Matthew Williams)
Starfish and other echinoderms are extremely important to the biodiversity of our oceans. (Image: Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock)

All About Starfish

September 6th, 2017, 10:09AM
(Photo credit: Marjee Chmiel/Smithsonian Science Education Center)

Your Best Friends’ Genes

March 29th, 2016, 1:11PM