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3-D Resources from the Smithsonian

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This collection provides an introduction to the 3D resources available from the Smithsonian Institution. All of the items in this collection are videos showing 3D models or sharing the process of creating such materials. To explore the models directly in a 3D viewer, download file information, and discover tours and other educator resources, please visit

Models of interest to K-12 teachers might include:

  • Apollo 11 command module
  • Amelia Earhart's flight suit
  • Liang Bua (archaeological site where homo floriensis was discovered)
  • Funerary bust of Haliphat (from Palmyra)
  • Jamestown burial sites and artifacts
  • David Livingstone's gun
  • Porcelain dishes and other home items in the Freer Gallery of Art (from Asian cultures)
  • Killer Whale Hat
  • Whale and dolphin fossils
  • Cosmic Buddha
  • Woolly mammoth skeleton
  • Wright Brothers flyer
  • Gunboat Philadelphia

3D Scanning at the Smithsonian

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3D Viewer 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


3D Smithsonian

3-D Fly-Through of Cassiopeia A (HIGH DEFINITION)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Smithsonian Blue Beetle

3D Smithsonian

Bombus Bee MicroCT stnd

3D Smithsonian

Snake Frame Rotate JPG

3D Smithsonian


3D Smithsonian


3D Smithsonian


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3D Smithsonian

Lincoln Memorial 2

3D Smithsonian