Smithsonian Journeys Experts

One feature that makes our programs uniquely special is our world-class Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Other tour companies can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently brings depth, excitement and substance to the travelers who join them on our tours — and that is the signature of Smithsonian Journeys. We're proud to introduce you to our stars.

To be considered as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert, submit your resume and cover letter with areas of expertise to smithsonianjourneys@si.edu, attn: Gloria Baxevanis.

All Smithsonian Experts

Steven Williams

Dr. Williams is the Chief of STEM Engagement at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Mu...

Don Wilson

Don Wilson is Curator Emeritus of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural His...

David Wimpfheimer

David Wimpfheimer is a biologist, professional naturalist and guide with a passion for natural hi...

Steven Wolf

Dr. Steven Wolf is an Islamic architectural and urban historian with a secondary specialization i...

Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born in ...

Mitch Yockelson

A military historian and archivist, Dr. Mitch Yockelson works for the National Archives and also ...

Dwight Young

Dwight Young has been actively involved in historic preservation for over 30 years and has worked...

Mauro Aprile Zanetti

Mauro Aprile Zanetti is the chief creative officer at Eva Flair, a fashion start-up platform fost...

Luca Zavagno

Luca Zavagno was born in Venice, where he received his B.A. degree in History from the Unive...

Jim Zimbelman

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’'s National Air and Space Museu...

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