Smithsonian magazine publishes a range of science, nature and history articles in its magazine, including articles detailing new archaeological discoveries. It also publishes articles on innovations in science and industry and articles on arts and culture. Additional focuses of Smithsonian magazine include travel and displays at the Smithsonian Institute.
Examples of history topics covered in Smithsonian magazine articles include archaeology, U.S. history and world history. An article on the magazine's website in this category in July 2015 is entitled "The History of Creepy Dolls." Science topics include articles about the age of humans, human behavior, mind and body, the planet, space and wildlife.
Innovation topics covered by Smithsonian magazine include education, energy, health and medicine and technology. A featured article from the magazine's website is entitled "The EPA's Environmental Justice Map." Arts and culture topics include articles on books, design, food, music, film and art. "A Visit to Harper Lee's Hometown" is one such article the magazine posts online. Travel topics include various articles about interesting or exotic places around the world.
The Smithsonian also uses its magazine to promote the collections it has on display. The website for the magazine features information about current and upcoming collections and notes from curators at the museum as well as news about ongoing research the Smithsonian is conducting.