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The Koshland Experience

The Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of an exciting new public engagement program in the new year. In the meantime, we invite you to come to the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution in Washington DC, where you can visit the statue of Albert Einstein and experience unique art/science exhibitions.

Interactive Online Exhibits

Earth Lab: Degrees of Change

Learn about the causes of climate change, its impacts, and potential solutions. Examine observed changes, explore the sources of carbon dioxide (CO2), and discover regional impacts across the globe.

Play the role of a policy maker to identify priorities, evaluate tradeoffs, and decide how to respond to climate change in the exhibit’s unique simulation game. Employ strategies to lower CO2 emissions to a level that will reduce the impact of climate change. Decide which actions align with the priorities you value, and compare your plans with other players.

Explore the science of healthy living and learn about how your brain works in this digital interactive experience. Make a video and share your stories with other visitors. Test your skills at the driving simulator to see how well you can handle distractions. Play a brain game to learn how to grow a healthy mind through the choices you make throughout your life.