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Smithsonian Associates Streaming

Your newest link to our world of learning

Welcome to Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new digital platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you've come to expect from us.

We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we present individual programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes, and virtual study tours inspired by the Smithsonian's research, collections and exhibitions. We're excited to present this new aspect of our 55 years as the world's largest museum-based educational program-and to have you be an important part of our future growth.

View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

Explore all our offerings in this month's digital program guide.

Getting Started with Zoom

We use Zoom for all our streaming programs. Most of the large format programs do not require you to download the Zoom application, however, some of the interactive programs utilizing the meeting function require it. You can download Zoom here.

Streaming Programs

Into the Planet: The Science and Exploration of Underwater Caves
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
How We Remember Women's Suffrage
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Burgundy
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
The Battle for America: The French and Indian War
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Washington's Marvelous Mosaics
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Roving for Signs of Life on Mars
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Langley and Manly and Orville and Wilbur: The Race To Be First To Fly
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
China's Lost Treasures: Plundered or Bartered?
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Closeup on the Barnes Collection
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Discovering the Wines of South Africa
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Mining Metaphors: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
The Making of Tesla
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Retelling Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Decoding the Royal Wardrobe: From the Tudors to Today
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Cheese Pairings with Cheesemonster Studio
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
How the Bible Is Written: Faith and Literary Form
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Global Climate Justice: What Does It Mean?
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: Guernica by Pablo Picasso
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Language of Butterflies: A Message of Hope
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Micro-Macramé Cuff Bracelet
Thursday, September 3 and 10, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and Exposure Modes
Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Democracy: Lessons from the Ancient Greeks
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Vermeer: In Praise of the Ordinary
Friday, September 4 to 25, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Sunday, September 6 and 13, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Decorative Lettering
Tuesday, September 8 to 29, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Botanicals in Watercolor
Tuesday, September 8 to 29, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
The Ottoman Empire's Legacy
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Composition
Wednesday, September 9 to 30, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Monoprints Without a Press
Wednesday, September 9 to September 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Wednesday, September 9 to 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Bird Brains: How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Thursday, September 10 to 24, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Night Photography and Tripods
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
David Rubenstein on Leadership
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
William Faulkner and the Civil War
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Flower Arranging with Sarah von Pollaro
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
George Washington in Alexandria
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Heaven and Hell: Perspectives on the Afterlife
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Everything Orchids
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
Dangerous Music
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Charlemagne: Father of Europe
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Anti-Semitism in America
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Stellar Astronomy: The Fall Colors of Stars
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
The Outdoor Citizen: Becoming a Champion for the Natural World
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Complicated, Controversial Lives of British Royal Consorts
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Basic Flash Photography
Thursday, September 17, 2020—6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Crepe Paper Flower Making
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Women Who Ruled the East End: Remarkable Tales of Wartime London
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Beading
Monday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Introduction to Exterior Mosaics
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Why Brexit?
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Extreme Weather and Climate: Adaptation in a Changing World
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Kevin Kwan: Crazy Rich Asians and Beyond
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography
Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
"Fire!": The Real History of the Boston Massacre
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Celebrating 50 Years: Smithsonian Magazine and Earth Day
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Sears Houses of Arlington
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Deepak Chopra: Meditation for Today
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The 1920s: Welcome to the New World
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Bakari Sellers: My Vanishing Country
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Ninth Street Women: Abstract Expressionists Who Made Their Own Mark
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Civility's Role in Social Justice
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Greening of Religion: Ethics and the Environment
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
The History of Ireland: Four Turning Points
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Santorini: Pompeii of the Aegean
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Medieval History Through Artists’ Eyes
Tuesday, October 6 to 27, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Igor Stravinsky: The Masterworks
Tuesday, October 6 to November 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 3)
Jodi Picoult: The Book of Two Ways
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Galileo: Lessons from a Great Scientist
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
An Expert's Hunt for History
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, October 8; November 19; and December 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Cezanne: The Father of Modern Art
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Northern Italy
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
The Long Goodbye: The American Revolution in Britain
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Remembering Apollo 13
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Presidential Elections of 1800 and 1876
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
A Man and His Ship: Building the S.S. United States
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Edward Hopper: American Modernist
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Tracing Jewish History: From Yemen to Yorkshire
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Presidential Elections of 1912 and 1948
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Thomas Cromwell: Villain or Victim?
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Yoga for Healthy Living: Embracing Change and Transition 
Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m ET
Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad?
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Art of India: From the Indus Valley to Independence
Monday, November 16 to December 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
All You Can Eat: A Culinary History of America
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global Conflict
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET