Along the Chesapeake Bay, Smithsonian scientists research at a vast outdoor laboratory

SERC offers 2,000 football fields worth of space to learn about the environment.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder in George Floyd death

Video of officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck last May sparked protests around the world.
  • 17 hours ago

Don’t send your apple cores and banana peels to the landfill. Compost them.

Rotting food produces a gas that harms the environment, but composting produces organic matter to help plants grow.
  • 1 day ago

Mini helicopter makes historic flight on Mars

Ingenuity hovers 39 seconds, marking the first controlled, powered aircraft flight on another planet.
  • 1 day ago

How much do you know about Earth Day and the environment?

Earth Day is on April 22, when people worldwide bring awareness to protecting our environment. How much do you know about this day and the state of our environment?
  • 1 day ago

Stretch your creative muscles by entering these contests

Drawing, writing or performing might earn you recognition and a prize.

Artist Yayoi Kusama adds colorful shapes and patterns to the New York Botanical Garden

Her signature polka dots are featured in the mostly outdoor exhibit.
  • 5 days ago

As the Cleveland Indians search for a new name, history offers several oddballs

Should they bring back the Spiders? Or how about the Perfectos or Tip-Tops?

Eighth-grader wins contest to name Wyoming supercomputer

Cael Arbogast, 13, names supercomputer after a powerful weather event.
  • 6 days ago

Teen hopes to find ‘forever homes’ for pint-size pets

Katheryn Collins started a rescue in her home for mice, gerbils and hamsters.
  • Apr 13
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Drawing up a storm

KidsPost weather art gallery

A showcase of daily weather illustrations created by KidsPost readers.
  • Jan 10, 2020
Gallery of the Week

Artist Yayoi Kusama adds colorful shapes and patterns to the New York Botanical Garden

Her signature polka dots are featured in the mostly outdoor exhibit.
  • 5 days ago

It's lit! Olympic torch-lighting ceremonies through the years.

With a little over 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, check out photos from over the years of this special tradition.
  • Apr 9

HiRISE highlights the beauty of Mars

A powerful camera called High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has been taking photos of Mars since 2006.
  • Mar 29

One year later: These photos of the pandemic inspired hope during a difficult time

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus had spread worldwide.
  • Mar 11

With no crowds, the Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

Usually hosting 10 million visitors a year, the museum is jumping on this opportunity.
  • Feb 26

Perseverance in pictures: NASA rover's journey to Mars

The rover, which launched in the summer, successfully lands on Martian soil.
  • Feb 19

Bayeux Tapestry goes virtual!

The 11th-century tapestry in France has been digitized for online viewing.
  • Feb 16