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The Smithsonian Institution—the world's largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year except December 25. For a complete list of hours see the information on planning your visit or select a museum from the list. Note: Additional Smithsonian exhibitions and events can be found in the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall.
From discovering shipwrecks on the ocean floor to zooming into 3D cities around the world, you can explore an expansive library of tours, videos, and imagery that have been created by Google Earth and supporting partners. 3D Imagery Take flight over entire metropolitan areas in 3D. 3D Trees
Arranging a field trip entails a lot of work. Educators have to send out permission slips, and make arrangements for buses and chaperones. Now, with the availability of virtual field trips, students do not have to leave their classrooms to explore places around the world. Some virtual field trips also allow students to discover what goes on in the outer space. Here are links to virtual field trips for different subjects.
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