Museum Announcements

Sept. 26: At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy: Empowerment

Join members of the scientific and foreign policy communities for an evening of active discussion in this second event of the program series At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy. The event will be held at the Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St., NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Featured speakers will explore how advances in science & technology (S&T) can empower individuals and communities around the globe to affect change and improve their quality of life.

Free Field Trips

The Koshland Science Museum is a great place for students to see how science can solve real-world problems. Starting in September 2013, we are pleased to offer free school field trips again. A limited number of free facilitator led tours are also available. To qualify for this free offer, field trips must be organized by middle schools and high schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Sept. 21-22: The Science of Healthy Aging

Why do we age? How is the brain of an 18-year-old different from the brain of an 81-year-old? What can you do to stay fit and mentally sharp as you grow older?
In recognition of Healthy Aging month, join us for a weekend of special activities September 21-22, 2013 celebrating opportunities for staying healthy at any age. Aging isn’t just for the old—people of all ages will learn something new with our interactive exhibits and hands-on activities!

Sept. 19: DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous Explores Disasters

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond, explores the theme of disasters on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00-9:00 p.m. Featured speakers include James Brey of the American Meteorological Society, James Giordano of Georgetown University, David Hughes of Pennsylvania State University, and Judith Waller of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha.