To ensure you have the smoothest registration experience when our online adventures go on sale, you can do the following at any time:
Individual program information will be sent to the email address listed on
your profile one week prior to your first day of individual sessions. Please make sure
your email address and domestic (US) phone number are entered
correctly and/or updated as necessary.
If you are planning to purchase an Adventure as a gift, we strongly encourage you to purchase a gift certificate instead so the child’s legal guardian can make the purchase. Please visit our Adventuring 101 page for more information on this process.
Save your adventurer's grade level, parent/guardian contact information, photo permissions
ahead of time. This information is required to purchase Smithsonian Virtual Adventures,
and having it completed in advance will help get you through the checkout process much quicker.
Please Note: This information is disposed of at the end of Smithsonian Virtual Adventures. If
your adventurer has attended in previous seasons, you will still need to re-enter
Be prepared and plan which online adventures you want to purchase in advance by browsing
our 2021 Smithsonian Summer Adventures.
Registration Sales Schedule
Summer Virtual Adventures registration opens April 5 - 7
Registration is online only and will close two weeks prior to the start of each Adventure.
Smithsonian Associates Donors (Contributor level and above)
April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Smithsonian Associates Members (any level)
April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET
April 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET
In order for a minor to participate in Smithsonian Virtual Adventures, a parent or legal
guardian must complete and sign a waiver for each adventurer they are registering
during the checkout process.
- Smithsonian Virtual Adventures registration will be available online only.
To expedite the registration process and to ensure you pay the correct rate, please verify your
login information and membership status prior to registration day.
If you are purchasing a membership at the same time as registration, please purchase the membership first, in a separate transaction. You will then need to log out and log back in to access member prices.
When you receive your email confirmation, please make sure that all the information
about your child has been recorded accurately. Please print and save your e-mail
confirmation, as no ticket will be mailed.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please notify Smithsonian Associates staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your payment cannot be immediately processed, keep the items in your cart
and remain active on the site until your order goes through.