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Museums are a vital part of the American landscape, and they showcase the greatest achievements of the human experience. This series provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the country's culture, accomplishments, and heritage as told by various museum exhibits. Host Leslie Mueller talks to directors, curators, and creative personnel to get an insider's view of some of America's great museums.

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Still image from: Museum Access: NYC Fire Museum
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Season 0 / Ep 5
28 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a museum with white walls and pillars. Several different types of aircraft hang from the ceiling on display, including a large passenger jet with an old United Airlines logo on the side.
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Season 1 / Ep 1
28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Street view of the entrance of a large, ornate stone building with 4 Roman-style pillars and wide stairways leading up to it. Several banners advertising different museum displays hang on the building or between pillars.
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Season 1 / Ep 2
25 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Angled street view of the entrance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at night. A lit-up water fountain is in front of the ornate Roman-style columns and archways, which are also lit up.
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Season 1 / Ep 3
28 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Window into a large fish aquarium at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Several different types of fish swim by, including 2 that are shiny silver, tall, and thin, and have squared-off foreheads.
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Season 1 / Ep 4
25 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Street view of the entrance of the Adler Planetarium, a domed building made of darker stone with a wide staircase leading up to it. It is surrounded by a building of a triangular shape made of glass.
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Season 1 / Ep 5
28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of the Met Cloisters, a square building with a red roof, a large courtyard in the middle, and a tall tower in 1 corner. The building is surrounded by green trees and is near a body of water.
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Season 1 / Ep 6
28 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Old film projector made of dark metal sits on a table in a dimly lit warehouse room next to cardboard boxes and other artifacts in the background.
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Season 1 / Ep 7
25 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of the face and shoulders of one of the Terracotta Warriors. Parts of other Terra Cotta Warriors and one of the horses are visible in the background.
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Season 1 / Ep 8
25 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Sign with gold lettering on a green background that reads, "New York Botanical Garden," hangs on a low fence surrounded by blooming red and orange flowers on a sunny day.
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Season 1 / Ep 9
25 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Several aged pieces of paper with indiscernible handwriting and drawings of machine prototypes, including a gas balloon, a compound bow, and some sort of rake.
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Season 1 / Ep 10
25 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small silver plane with a front propeller and a sealed cockpit sits outside a large warehouse. Text on the plane reads, "Toulouse Nuts."
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Season 2 / Ep 1
28 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Statue of a man extending 1 arm backward as he does a wheelie on a motorcycle up an incline. Behind him are 2 large buildings connected by an enclosed bridge, with a Harley Davidson Motorcycles' sign on a tower above it.
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Season 2 / Ep 3
27 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bronze statue of a man in uniform holding his belt. On the wall behind him is a star below text that reads, "In honor of those members of the Office of Strategic Services who gave their lives in the service of their country."
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Season 2 / Ep 4
28 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large wooden ship with 3 masts is painted black and docked on a sunny day with calm waters. People walk along the dock in the background.
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Season 2 / Ep 5
26 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 trains face opposite directions on separate tracks. The train on the left is black and older, probably coal-powered, and the train on the right has thick tan and green horizontal stripes and is more modern.
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Season 2 / Ep 6
26 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large gray World War 2 aircraft carrier sits at dock on a sunny day with calm waters. Multiple airplanes are visible on its deck.
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Season 2 / Ep 8
28 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of a large pond behind a complex of red brick buildings. A small white tent is to the right of the buildings, and a large array of solar panels is to the left of the buildings. Evergreen trees surround it all.
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Season 2 / Ep 9
28 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large, red, 4-story building with a green roof and many windows of varying sizes seen from the street. Many people walk around in front of it on a sunny day.
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Season 2 / Ep 10
27 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Street-view of a concrete multi-story office building surrounded by other similar buildings. The front has 6 tall, Roman-style columns with American flags on either side.
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Season 3 / Ep 1
28 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
25 brightly colored face masks of differing styles and materials on display in a lighted case. Some are more animalistic, with horns, tusks, and large noses, while others are more humanistic.
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Season 3 / Ep 2
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Painted statue of a policeman in full uniform kneeling next to a sitting German Shepherd police dog. The statue is inside a museum.
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Season 3 / Ep 3
25 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Lare blue sign is next to a glass case displaying lots of photos and documents. The sign has large text that reads, "AKC Library and Archives," above smaller text that is indiscernible.
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Season 3 / Ep 4
26 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Street-view of an ornate 4-story concrete building with large windows every few feet. Several groups of people are congregating on the sidewalk out front.
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Season 3 / Ep 5
24 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Outside view of a 2-story green building with a pitched roof and one turret next to a grass tennis court. There's a small bronze statue of a man with an older tennis racquet extended backward next to a small informational sign.
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Season 3 / Ep 6
24 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Round, modern white building seen from the courtyard at dusk. There are several tables with umbrellas in the courtyard next to 2 tall evergreen trees. The building has large windows revealing a circular staircase.
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Season 3 / Ep 7
26 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A person opens the door of a 2-story building with white metal siding and green beams and roof. A sign at the top reads, "The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History." There's a tower with a large model of an atom to one side.
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Season 3 / Ep 8
26 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 panels of an enlarged Charlie Brown comic. In panel 1, Charlie's kite is tangled in a tree. Lucy looks at it and says something indiscernible. In panel 2, she asks, "Do you want me to yell at it, Charlie Brown?" He says, "No, thank you, Lucy."
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Season 3 / Ep 9
28 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The front of a large building with animal scenes carved into the cement at the top of it. In front of the staircases leading up to the entrance is a gray statue of 2 large cats crouching with text underneath that reads, "La Brea Tar Pits and Museum."
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Season 3 / Ep 10
26 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: Mark Twain Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 1
28 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: West Point Military Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 2
28 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: Ringling Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 3
26 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 4
27 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: American Heritage Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 6
28 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: Museum of the Moving Image
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Season 4 / Ep 7
27 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: American Writers Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 8
27 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: Salvador Dali Museum
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Season 4 / Ep 9
27 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Still image from: Museum Access: American Museum of Natural History
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Season 4 / Ep 10
28 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12