Series host Xavier Carnegie in front of a bank of older television sets

Seriously Amazing Objects

America: land of liberty, opportunity, and some Seriously Amazing Objects, many of which are on display or in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution. Join us as we whisk unsuspecting museum visitors inside the vaults to get up close and personal with some of history's great treasures. From the Spirit of St. Louis to the Model T, and from Edison's light bulb to Seinfeld's "puffy shirt," this series celebrates our nation's explorers, trailblazers, and megastars, sharing their stories through unforgettable objects.


    • Monday
    • 3:30am
    Feb 02
    • Friday
    • 12:00pm
    Feb 06
    • Thursday
    • 11:00am
    Feb 12

Episode Guide

  • Tools

    Go behind closed doors at the Smithsonian, and then hit the road as we explore amazing tools that have shaped our world.

  • Antique car in front of old Smithsonian building


    Discover how a simple day at the Smithsonian can lead to a lunch with Abraham Lincoln and a ride in a 1913 Ford Model T.

  • Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis with two observers in forklift cage

    Seeking Fortune

    See a famous laptop, a Gold Rush nugget, Oscar the Grouch, and Susan B. Anthony's red shawl. Other amazing objects in the Smithsonian include Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, Irving Berlin's piano, and Seinfeld's puffy shirt.

  • Thomas Edison's first light bulb

    Melting Pot

    Join Smithsonian visitors on an up close and personal adventure with Sitting Bull, Rosie the Riveter, and Thomas Edison.

  • The original Wright Flyer


    A comic book fan, a plane enthusiast, and a pigeon fanatic are about to have a museum visit for the ages.