Museum Announcements

Special Hands-on Activities Offered Each Weekend

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout summer, visitors can enjoy special hands-on science activities at the Koshland Science Museum from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. These activities challenge visitors to ask questions, explore scientific phenomena in-depth, and learn in new ways that complement and enhance the museum experience.
Hands-on science activities are typically offered only on weekends, and are included with regular museum admission. Call 202-334-1201 to check on availability and timing of each activity.

Registration Now Open for 2013 Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication

Climate change… evolution…the obesity crisis…nanotechnology: These are but a few of the scientific topics dominating the world stage today. Yet discourse surrounding these and other science-based issues is often overwhelmed by controversy and conflicting perceptions, hampering understanding and action.

Summer Senior Discount

From June 1-August 31, senior citizens age 62 and older will receive discounted admission of $4 to the museum. Regular admission is $7. The $4 discounted admission cannot be combined with any other offer. To receive the discount, print this announcement and bring it with you to the museum, display it on your smart phone, or mention it to visitor services staff.

July 8: CPNAS Presents Doctor Faustus

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and the Shakespeare Theatre Company for a free staged reading of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.. The play, written in 1592, is based on the story of Faust, an alchemist who strikes up a deal with the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Featuring Andrew Long as Faustus, Eric Hissom as Mephistopheles, Rick Foucheux as the Pope, and Tom Story as Robin.

NAE Welcomes New President Dan Mote

C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. became President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Mote has been an active member of the NAE and made valuable contributions to a number of National Research Council committees, including the NRC committee that authored the Rising Above the Gathering Storm reports of 2005 and 2010. Dr. Mote is also Regents Professor, on leave, at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he served as President from 1998 until 2010.