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About Smithsonian

Smithsonian Magazine is a broad-based, special interest magazine that emphasizes features on the natural and hard sciences. Aimed at intelligent readers searching for thought-provoking articles, this widely respected publication discusses art, history, the physical sciences, anthropology, technology, the environment, popular culture, theater, and more!
Published 11 times a year, but will occasionally combine issues, which count as two.
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4.6 out of 5

Based on 88 reviews

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Smithsonian Magazine


Smithsonian Mag. has always been high quality in the subjects, chosen to cover, layout and objectivity. The magazine has only gotten better over the years.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

Always Interesting Reading


I love this magazine because of its broad, interesting topics on intelligent subjects. Each article is based on a focus from one of the Smithsonian Museums. Very educational and enjoyable reading that keeps me connected to the great resources of the Smithsonian museums. I always feel enlightened.

5 out of 5

depth of exploration of topics


I love this magazine....the way it explores our history, archaeology, paleontology, sociology in so many interesting ways.


1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

Awesome magazine!


My first two issues were waiting for me in my school's mailbox and I was very impressed with the quality of the articles. I am constantly looking for periodicals that will catch my students' attention and hopefully encourage them to read during my intervention class ( sort of a study hall ) because a lot of students will not bring anything to read or study. I do not see how they could resist your magazine. Thanks for the discount.


1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5


sThis has nothing to do with content as all of Smithsonian stores are excellent. The magazine has given the inside passages a graphic makeover which is OK to keep up with the times. But,it appears they have reduced the type size, a bad idea for older people. Other magazines have done this too. Mary M.


1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

4 out of 5

An enjoyable read each month


So far I have enjoyed the well written articles. The magazine is written at a reading level that has a vocabulary that almost everybody can comprehend.


0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

2 out of 5

It's not the quality of National Geographic, unfortunately.


I'm very disappointed with it, and will not renew my subscription.


1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

4 out of 5


First Rate!


1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

4 out of 5

Most of the contents are very enlightening


Enjoy reading the numerous articles on various subjects


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