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Best Museum Apps and Websites for Students

These museum and archival websites offer an immense collection of primary and secondary resources for research into the depths of history, culture, and society, both in the U.S. and the world.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Visit Website: https://nmaahc.si.edu
Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Smithsonian's History Explorer Visit Website: http://historyexplorer.si.edu
Lessons, activities, artifacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Visit Website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/
Virtual tour lets kids explore interactions of humans and our world
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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9/11 Museum Audio Guide Publisher: National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Thoughtful, expansive tours personalize sobering museum experience
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Smithsonian Education Students Visit Website: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students
Kid-friendly access to museum resources on wide range of topics
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
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National Archives Visit Website: http://www.archives.gov/
Access U.S. history with treasure trove of docs, genealogy, and other resources
Grades 4-12
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Price Free
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Smithsonian Learning Lab Visit Website: https://learninglab.si.edu/
Discover, create, remix, and share Smithsonian resources
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Digital Public Library of America Visit Website: http://dp.la/
Impressive online collection of historic and cultural artifacts
Grades 5-12
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Price Free
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Google Arts & Culture Visit Website: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/
Excellent curation and an unmatched art collection invites exploration
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Visit Website: http://www.ushmm.org/
Extensive resource collection supports teaching about the Holocaust
Grades 6-12
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National WWII Museum Visit Website: http://nationalww2museum.org/
High-quality resources and activities offer an in-depth study
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
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