Smithsonian Exploration Review

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We received 2 of the Exploration Station kits at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space: With informative text and full-color photographs, young astronomers will learn about the intricate makeup of our solar system as well as distant galaxies and constellations. The 56-page fact book combined with the sticker sheet, space figurines to play with, and the glow-in-the-dark stars make this space experience interactive and engaging.

56-page fact book
30 stickers
22 glow-in-the-dark stars
2 figurines (astronaut and rocket)

Smithsonian Exploration Station: World Atlas: Head off on a globetrotting adventure in this interactive atlas! Learn about the diverse cultures, customs, wildlife, and natural beauty that form our world through informative text and full-color photograph. Children will love the hands-on aspect to learning as they blow up their inflatable globe and build the card stock models of some of the wonders of the world.

56-page fact book
30 stickers
1 inflatable globe
3 card stock models to assemble: the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and a Mayan pyramid


My boys are extremely inquisitive and love learning about the world they live in and how things came to be, or how things are made. Anything science is always a big deal in our house. I knew these Smithsonian kits were going to be a huge win. I selected the Exploration: Space for my younger child and the Exploration: World Atlas for my older son.

I love that these aren’t just books with pictures. These are interactive experiences for them with hands on items that they get to to build, examine and play with long after they read the words and see the pictures in the book. The glow in the dark star stickers are a big hit of course and the models of the historical places in the world are easy and fun to put together. These are hours and days of learning and fun packed into small boxes!

World Atlas:


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