Smithsonian Institution

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Our vision is to shape the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. Our values are to explore and bring to light new knowledge and ideas, and better ways of doing business; instill our work with imagination and innovation; deliver the highest-quality products and services in all endeavors; capitalize on the richness inherent in differences; carry out all our work with the greatest responsibility and accountability; and be of benefit to the public and our stakeholders.

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