Seriously Amazing Objects

  • 2013
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution get close to its some of its treasured possessions.

This Is Martha, the World's Last-Known Passenger Pigeon
02:48 — Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History houses one of largest bird collections in the world. One of their most prized birds, Martha, was the (more…)
Jason Isbell Hears the Lost Lyrics to 'This Land Is Your Land'
03:08 — Woody Guthrie captured the promise and frustration of the America he once knew in his famous song 'This Land Is Your Land.' Watch as country singer Ja (more…)
How Did the Ultimate Man's Man Get a Toy Named After Him?
03:51 — President Theodore Roosevelt was a big game hunter, a military historian, the founder of five national parks, and so much more, but he might be best r (more…)
Wizard of Menlo Park
04:20 — From the movie camera to the light bulb, Thomas Alva Edison is credited for inventing hundreds of devices, making him one of history's most prolific i (more…)
Rebranding Rosie the Riveter
03:45 — The iconic Rosie the Riveter poster was originally meant to encourage thrift and hard work among WWII factory workers. In the 1980s, the poster became (more…)
The Extraordinary Life of Helen Keller
04:36 — Author, activist, and advocate, Helen Keller accomplished remarkable feats throughout her life, one of which includes being the first deafblind person (more…)
The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor's USS Phoenix
04:15 — The sole survivor of the USS Phoenix, Frank Yanik, remembers the morning of December 7th, 1941, when his ship was attacked.
A Pill that Takes Up to 50,000 Photos of Your Insides
01:09 — The PillCam is a tiny, swallowable camera. Taking two frames a second, it provides doctors with an incredible visual map of your digestive system.
What Cheetahs and Amputees Have in Common
02:36 — For centuries, amputees had limited options when it came to prosthetics. Then came along Van Phillips, who revolutionized replacement limbs by studyin (more…)
These Pandas Paint for Fun
04:17 — Pandas at the National Zoo are stimulated through engagement in arts and crafts. Zookeepers say that painting is one of their favorite activities.
Photographs of the World's Most Famous Ill-Fated Voyage
04:47 — Just hours after the Titanic sank, a young woman aboard the rescue ship photographed the shaken survivors. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Legend h (more…)
The Most Priceless Aviation Artifact in History
04:34 — The airplane has transformed our world and it's all thanks to the ingenuity of two bicycle makers, Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Susan B. Anthony, the Suffragette Superhero
04:42 — Susan B. Anthony was born into a community of abolitionist Quakers - fighting for civil rights was in her blood.
Sneak Peek
00:34 — Witness ordinary museum visits transform into truly extraordinary experiences that can only happen at the Smithsonian.
How Television Got Its Start
03:07 — Television made its very first public debut at the New York World's Fair in 1939.

Cast & Details

  • Premiered: November 25, 2013
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution get close to its some of its treasured possessions.

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