Marian Koshland Science Museum Exhibits

Marian Koshland Science Museum Exhibits. ‘The mission of the Marian Koshland Science Museum is to engage the general public in current scientific issues that impact their lives. The museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits, public programs, and educational programs provide information that stimulates discussion and provides insight into how science supports decision-making.’

Exhibits: Interactive displays illustrate the role of science in informing national policy and personal decisions impacting people’s daily lives. A majority of the museum’s exhibits are temporary; new exhibits will be announced as they become available. More than 30 Academy members and other scientists participated in developing the museum’s interactive displays, which use sophisticated technology to provide a visual and in-depth museum experience. The museum’s current exhibits explore:

Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health: This exhibition explores the microbial world we live in, examines the emergence of new threats, and shows how our response determines the spread of disease.

Global Warming Facts & Our Future: This exhibition explores issues related to global warming, including possible implications of this phenomenon for the quality of life worldwide.

Wonders of Science: This introductory section displays scientific animations that illustrate ground-breaking scientific research and includes a film, What is the Universe Made Of? The film and animations are updated periodically.

Putting DNA to Work: This exhibit explores how DNA sequencing technology is used to solve many of today’s challenges.

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