Museum Announcements

Life Lab

How can the choices you make every day affect your health? Our interactive Life Lab exhibit challenges you to find out how small changes can make a big difference at every age.  

Hollywood & Science Team Up to Help Girls Find Mentors

In Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World," Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman portrays astrophysicist Jane Foster, an independent spirit who follows her heart and journeys to a new world. Now through October 20th, girls ages 14 and up in ninth to 12th grade can enter Marvel's THOR: The Dark World - Ultimate Mentor Adventure and find out what it takes to become a successful woman in science.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous: Science Fiction

Join D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, October 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a discussion on the theme of science fiction. DASER is a monthly forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond to provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking.

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100

Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.

Recognizing Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month! The idea behind health literacy is that all people should be able to understand information that helps them maintain good health. Many organizations, health care providers, government bodies, and businesses have made concerted efforts to increase health literacy by helping to educate people about health issues and by making sources of health information more understandable.
The Koshland Science Museum has a wealth of resources to help you become more health-literate: