Museum Announcements

Join CPNAS on May 15 for Prometheus Unbound: A D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous Special


Join Cultural Program of the National Acacemy of Sciences (CPNAS) for a D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event will be held in the NAS Auditorium at 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This special DASER brings together a diverse group of experts for an entertaining and engaging look at the science behind the movie Prometheus (2012). 

April 29: Henry and Bryna David Lecture with Dr. Ronald Fryer, “21st Century Inequality: Does Discrimination Still Matter?”

Join the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m. for the 2014 Henry and Bryan David Lecture featuring Dr. Roland Fryer, Harvard University, who will address the significance of inequality and discrimination in the 21st Century with an emphasis on educational inequality. A reception in his honor will immediately follow the lecture.

New Video: Convergence in the Life Sciences

The life sciences are poised to change the 21st century the way that physics and engineering changed the 20th century.  Significant advances can be made with novel approaches to problem solving—one that brings together of the best of the life sciences with the physical sciences, computational sciences, and engineering.    
Watch this new 90-second video to learn why convergence in the life sciences is needed and how to make it happen.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Have you used a cell phone while driving? Did you know that driver behavior has been identified as the major factor in approximately 90% of roadway accidents?
April 2014 has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to recognize the dangers of cognitive distraction to the brain while driving.
Stop by the Koshland Science Museum to take a spin in our driving simulator to (safely!) see for yourself the effects of distracted driving.

March 27: DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences for the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. DASER is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects in the national capital region and beyond. The theme this month is creating spaces that challenge perceptions. The event is free and open to the public, but registration and photo ID are required.

March 22 is World Water Day

Did you know that more than one billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water? March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day, a time to consider the critical role of water in human health and sanitation, energy, and the environment. Explore these resources to learn about the past, present, and future of Earth’s water and crucial water-related challenges.