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Group Description

Share photos from your Smithsonian visit! Post your pictures of our museums, galleries, exhibitions, centers, zoo, gardens, events, building—anything Smithsonian! Photos of your friends and families at the Smithsonian are also welcome. Thanks for shooting. We look forward to seeing your photos!

About the Smithsonian Institution

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. There are 6,000 Smithsonian employees and 6,500 volunteers. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visited the Smithsonian in 2009, with 188 million visits to the Smithsonian websites. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 137 million.

Group Rules

When adding your photos to this group, please follow the Flickr Community Guidelines. Play nice, do upload content that you have created, and respect the copyright of others. Also, please do not post photographs of children other than your own unless you have permission from their parent or guardian to do so. The Smithsonian will use the photos posted to the Smithsonian Visitors’ Photos group solely for educational and promotional purposes on their websites. We will credit you if the information is provided with your photo. By posting to the Smithsonian Visitors’ Photos Flickr group you are agreeing the the following rel="nofollow">terms of use.

The Smithsonian permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For safety reasons, tripods and monopods are not permitted at any time in any of the museums. Flash photography is prohibited when posted.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 10 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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