IDW and the Smithsonian invite readers on a voyage of discovery with a comprehensive range of graphic books in a variety of formats. Drawing from the Smithsonian’s vast holdings, which include some of the world’s most popular museums, IDW is creating exciting and unforgettable visual narratives for lifelong learners worldwide, produced by a close working relationship between experts at the Smithsonian and top talents from the world of graphic literature. IDW’s books published in collaboration with the Smithsonian are available everywhere books are sold, including comic book specialty shops, bookstores, libraries, and museums.

An interpretation of the landmark Smithsonian Institution Building by Nate Powell, National Book Award-winning artist of IDW’s March.

About the Smithsonian

Established in 1846, the Smithsonian—the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries, 9 research centers, and the National Zoological Park. The total number of artifacts, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonian’s collections is estimated at 156 million, the bulk of which is contained in the National Museum of Natural History, which holds more than 145 million specimens and objects. The Smithsonian is a renowned research center, dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

More details on our Smithsonian coloring books can be found in a PDF flyer from our Resources for Teachers and Librarians page.


Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Book
Dinosaurs: A Smithsonian Coloring Book
Birds: A Smithsonian Coloring Book
Spacecraft: A Smithsonian Coloring Book
Sea Creatures: A Smithsonian Coloring Book