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Examine hundreds of real animal, plant, and fossil specimens from the Museum’s collection and learn how scientists group them based on their characteristics.
Get a feel for New England’s natural environment with these classic dioramas that offer windows on wide-ranging landscapes. Examine how each animal is uniquely adapted to survive in its own specific habitat.
See the engaging story of how scientists from China and the US prepare captive-born panda Qian Qian for life in the wild and how she adjusts to her new surroundings.
Perform various physical activities in a park-like environment to explore universal laws of force and motion. Experiment with moving objects, make observations about balance, velocity, and friction, and examine how concepts of size, weight, and distance affect movement.
Challenge your observations and perceptions. Is it magic, or is it science? Marvel at classic tricks that can be explained through science.
Join museum staff in the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center to take a closer look at the latest science and technology headlines and research advances to appreciate their impact on our lives. From hurricanes to new advances in medical technology...we cover it all!
Illusions are fascinating and baffling, but they are more than just tricks. They are tools for understanding the complexity of perception. Many optical illusions work because we misjudge the size or angle of lines.
Experience the sights and sounds on board the International Space Station, and try some of the feats of engineering that support astronauts. Along the way, see footage of astronauts living and working in space, hear about their challenges and accomplishments, and discover what’s still to come!
Investigate how heat and temperature relate to the movement of atoms and molecules, and experience their extreme, even bizarre, effect on solids, liquids, and gases.
See what you can discover when you pay attention to your senses, and learn about ways technology can extend our reach beyond what we can perceive on our own.
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