Imagine exploring all the cultures of the world without ever leaving your home. You can get a good start just by visiting the Smithsonian website. There are graphics galore, ranging from photographs by Matthew Brady to pictures of Judy Garland's ruby slippers or exhibits featuring full-sized African elephants. The site is large and well organized, so it's possible to find what you're looking for immediately, or you can spend hours browsing aimlessly through the assortment of offerings. The site index is arranged alphabetically so you can easily go from agriculture to zoology . There are also links to other museums from the Museum of Natural History to the National Air and Space Museum. But no matter how large the website may be, it only gives a tiny sample of the Smithsonian's full range of exhibits. For this reason, the site includes a section on planning a personal visit to the museum, from fees and hours to where to stay in Washington, D-C.
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