Smithsonian Student Travel

At a time when quality and trust in travel is more important than ever, the Smithsonian has teamed up with Putney Student Travel to offer a wide selection of remarkable travel experiences for students completing 8th through 12th grades for Summer 2023. These immersive programs provide opportunities for students to explore an interest along-side a community of peers, get inspired by unique experiences, and gain the tools necessary to help impact our future. A Smithsonian Student Travel Expert will be accompanying a portion of each trip to share their knowledge, insights, and passion about the regions and the trip themes.

Informed by Smithsonian’s vast knowledge and resources built over 175 years, along with Putney’s decades of experience in supporting young travelers and delivering high quality and transformative travel experiences, Smithsonian Student Travel programs are crafted around an important theme that Smithsonian has covered and explored over the years. Delve into issues around Climate Change on a journey to Iceland, behold the dramatic architecture of Spain and Portugal as you gaze upon ancient buildings that perfectly blend into today’s modern designs, or immerse yourself in Aerospace and the Race to Mars on our adventure in Houston and Washington, D.C. And, gain a deeper understanding of the history, culture, and natural environment of the destination. See the full list of exciting student journeys at

Explore the Past. Experience the Present. Shape the Future.

Contact us today at or 833-652-1356.