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Nineteen museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo comprise the nation's largest museum complex and research organization. The Smithsonian home page links to each of the component museums, to online exhibitions and collections, and offers a daily discovery to explore.

Smithsonian Education provides teachers with searchable databases of resources, including the option to select resources aligned to state standards.

Lesson Plans are centered on history and culture with particular emphasis on grades K–8.

The Smithsonian's Early Enrichment Center lists professional development programs that emphasize the use of museum collections to teach young children across the curriculum.