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The Museum’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology.
This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means we:
To do this, we will continue to build our position as a leader in the world’s museum community and use our educational perspective as an informal learning institution to help the formal pre K – 12 education system.
The Museum of Science believes that everyone has a role to play in the world of science and technology – as learners, as future scientists or engineers, as citizens of our nation, as community leaders and members of the workforce, as consumers, and as stewards of our planet.
The Museum of Science is committed to deepening the public’s relationship with science and technology by leading efforts throughout the United States and abroad, in both formal and informal educational arenas, to redefine the roles that science centers can play.
Through these efforts, the Museum of Science will foster communities near and far in which all citizens have access to the worlds of science and technology and the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the issues and developments shaping their lives and our planet’s future.
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most highly attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.
The governing body of the Museum of Science prepares, publicizes, and is guided by the Museum's mission to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology.
The NCTL inspires and fosters the next generation of engineers and technology leaders by promoting technology and engineering understanding in schools and museums nationwide.
The Museum also collaborates with many organizations to educate the public about developments in science and engineering.
The Museum hosts and develops traveling exhibits, collaborates on projects, and provides consulting and other services.
This annual award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution toward public understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in our lives.
This annual prize is presented to a noted scientist, professor, or researcher who is a superb science communicator via the written word and is well known for superlative work in his or her field.
The Museum strives to be a leader in understanding the consequences of human actions on the Earth and uses that understanding to guide our decision-making, our educational products and services, and all our endeavors.