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The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows

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Vote up your favorite Smithsonian Channel TV series that are currently airing new episodes.

Wondering what to watch on the Smithsonian Channel? You've come to the right place! Covering history, culture, and more, these series are equal parts informative and entertaining. If you're looking to learn more about the world around you, browse this list of Smithsonian programs! Here, you'll find every Smithsonian Channel series currently airing, ranked by user votes.

Many current shows on the Smithsonian Channel are docuseries that allow you to take a vacation via your television set. Aerial America gives viewers an aerial video tour of a state, city, or destination in the United States. Sacred Sites of the World explores recent discoveries in earth's most notable landmarks. This type of programming can be great if you're looking to plan a vacation. Other popular shows airing on the network now are educational in nature. Million Dollar American Princess explores the life of famed American heiresses from the 1800s to the present. The Real Story provides detailed information about true stories that inspired television shows, movies, and other fictional works.  

With so many great Smithsonian Channel shows on now, it's hard to pick just one as the best of the best. Vote your favorite current Smithsonian Channel shows to the top of the list!

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  • Aerial America
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    62 votes

    Aerial America

    A flying tour of the country's most magnificent cultural landmarks.
    • Premiered: July 1, 2010
    • Genres: Documentary

    Available On:

    subscription

  • 2
    36 votes

    Air Disasters

    Flight disasters revisited and explained.
    • Actors: Bill Ratner
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Genres: Adventure

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  • Sacred Sites of the World
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    42 votes

    Sacred Sites of the World

    Sacred Sites of the World (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is a documentary series. Through recent archaeological discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, the show explores fresh insights into the civilizations that built these sites, and examine their sometimes controversial, taboo practices.
    • Premiered: 2014
    • Genres: Documentary
  • Planes That Changed the World
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    20 votes

    Planes That Changed the World

    Planes That Changed the World (Smithsonian Channel, 2015) is a documentary series. The show explores the amazing journeys of extraordinary planes.
    • Premiered: 2015
    • Genres: Documentary
  • 5
    14 votes

    Mighty Ships

    Cutting-edge vessels sail the seas.
    • Premiered: August 5, 2008
    • Genres: Science

    Available On:

    subscription

  • Mighty Cruise Ships (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is a Canadian documentary series, and a spinoff of Mighty Ships. The show provides a behind the scenes look into the voyages of six different cruise ships.
    • Genres: Documentary

    Available On:

    subscription