Culture & Civic Life
Science Museum (London)
The Science Museum, located in London, is home to a world-class collection that comprises an enduring record of scientific, technological, and med...
Overlooking Boston's famous Charles River, the Museum of Science was established as the New England Museum of Natural History in 1864. Today, the Museum of Science is one of the world's largest science centers, attracting 1.5 million visitors annually. Since its founding, the Museum has expanded its focus from collecting and studying natural history specimens to deepening the public's relationship with scientific innovation and technology.
In 1999, the Museum of Science incorporated the Computer Museum, and in 2004, the institution's president and board of trustees established the National Center for Technological Literacy. The institution's expansive programming includes 700 interactive exhibits, educational resources, and community programs. Further, the Museum of Science is a leading advocate for incorporating engineering into the national K-12 educational curriculum.
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