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CURIO Learning Lab Game

CURIO is a trading card game that challenges you to discover patterns and connections to create your own museum-inspired collections. While the printed version of cards is available only as a special giveaway at select educational conferences and events, you can download and print the game using the PDF file below.

From Egyptian mummies to postage stamps, you'll learn about amazing artifacts and artworks in the Smithsonian while having fun collecting cards with your friends.

Players create a collection of at least three cards having a specific theme. They collect new cards by trading with other players. At the end of the game, players present their collections and have other players guess the themes. For 3-8 players.

Triceratops horridus Marsh, 1889

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Head Of Mummified Cat

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Mummy Mask

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Raven mask

National Museum of the American Indian

Crest mask

National Museum of African Art

The Healer

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Amelia Earhart

National Portrait Gallery

Girl and Jar--San Ildefonso

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Platt Babbitt Daguerreotype of Niagara Falls

National Museum of American History

Moonwatch Volunteers, 1965

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Self-Portrait

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Return to Aztlan

National Portrait Gallery

Octopus Lure

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Alexander Graham Bell Experimental Telephone

National Museum of American History

Abraham Lincoln Patent Model Replica

National Museum of American History

Paul Reed Smith "Dragon 2000" Electric Guitar

National Museum of American History

Tellatouch

National Museum of American History

Bell P-39Q-15-BE Airacobra "Galloping Gertie"

National Air and Space Museum

"Costa" sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Wilson Bentley's Snowflake 990, c. 1890

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Cyttus australis

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division

How Do Pandas Play?

Smithsonian Channel

Orangutan

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Tabanus unidentified

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Earias insulana

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Grand Canyon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Manhattan Skyline

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Langston Hughes

National Portrait Gallery

6c John Wesley Powell single

National Postal Museum

24c Curtiss Jenny invert single

National Postal Museum

Apollo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A Beauty of The Bunka Era

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Ink and color on paper

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

[Illustrated Doughnut poem : color photomechanical print.]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Color in Men's Clothes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The El Chico Cookbook

National Museum of American History

"We Can Do It!"

National Museum of American History

Industrial Life

Smithsonian American Art Museum

1899 Lydia Finnell's "Star Quilt"

National Museum of American History

Sampler Blanket #2

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Hurricane Flag over Manhattan

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

[Statue of Liberty]

Anacostia Community Museum

Ecosystems on the Edge: Blue Crabs in Peril

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center