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Science Snapshot

Join Museum staff in the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center to take a closer look at the latest science and technology headlines and research to appreciate their impact on our lives. From the latest in space exploration to new advances in medical technology...we cover it all!

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The Fuss About Fracking

Learn about the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of shale rock to extract natural gas. Explore its benefits and consequences.

What’s Up in Space?

Find out what’s going on in the world of astronomy and spaceflight with cutting-edge reports on planetary science, human spaceflight, and more.

Viral Pathogens

A quick update on the latest outbreaks and a comparative look at different viruses that cause disease, including flu, ebola, and HIV.


Learn about some of the many amazing dinosaur discoveries from the past year.

The Future of Computing with Quantum Materials

Want computers to keep getting smaller, faster, better? Researchers are already trying to figure out what comes AFTER silicon.

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Grades 7 – 12 and adults

Free with Exhibit Halls admission


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