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.