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More Star Wars™ at the Smithsonian

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. In total, there are an estimated 137 million items in the collection. Check out a few of those that relate to Star Wars™ and its rich cultural history and significance!


  • Star Wars: A New Hope Thermos
  • Star Wars: A New Hope Lunch Box
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Collection Box
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO, from Return of the Jedi
  • George Lucas Print
  • Postage Stamps

  • Blog Posts and Articles

  • Inside the Three-Decade Evolution of Star Wars Costumes
  • “Death Star” Shreds, Swallows Dwarf Planet
  • From Star Wars to Science Fact: Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered
  • The Magic of Myth at the National Air and Space Museum
  • How Do You Say ‘Star Wars’ In Navajo?
  • Tatooine Is About To Be Reclaimed by the Desert
  • The Sauropods of Star Wars

  • Related Smithsonian Collections

  • Samurai from the Freer | Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • Kimonos from the Freer | Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • Warriors from the Freer | Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I from the Smithsonian American Art Museum