Getting Started

Learn about the fascinating features of the new Smithsonian X 3D Explorer and how to navigate, explore and manipulate 3D collection objects. This page gets you started and explains the functionality of the explorer in detail.

The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer is beta software. If you find bugs or want to share ideas for improving the software and website, we'd be happy to hear from you. Please send your comments to

Getting started

Advanced tools

Measuring Tape

The end of "do not touch": Use the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer to explore and manipulate museum objects like never before. Create and share your own scenes and print highly detailed replica of original Smithsonian collection pieces.