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Connect, Share, Learn

American Spaces are local physical locations for foreign residents to connect – with people, with ideas and with the United States through collaboration and self-discovery. This website is the go-to, one-stop shop for resources and programming ideas for use in American Spaces. Look for useful guidance and resources in the management, programming, training and design sections.

NEW PROGRAM PACKAGE: Dream It. Design It. Do It.

This Smithsonian Institution-developed program for American Spaces encourages participants to think about and engage with themes and stories of U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship through highlights of well-known American entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas. The program includes a hands-on innovation activity that allows participants to work through the process of invention to better understand how innovation and entrepreneurship can be used to solve everyday problems. See other Smithsonian-created program kits.

“Space” Photos on IIP Photo Archive

On the IIP Photo Archive: Check out this selection of space-related imagery, including the cast and producers of the film Hidden Figures. The film, based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, chronicles the lives of three African-American women who worked at NASA as “human computers” and were vital to the success of Astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 mission. The photos are…