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  • Science Snapshot

    Take a closer look at the latest in science and technology in our lives.


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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!

Check the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center screens for schedules.


Dazzling Diamond and the Quantum Revolution

Diamonds are valued for their beauty and hardness, and now they may also hold the key to our future in quantum computing and sensing!

From Chemical Engineer to Cancer Warrior

Follow the story of Dr. Jessica Winter, a chemical engineer and cancer survivor on a mission to get her discoveries from the lab to the doctors.

Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM

Discover how researchers are using cutting-edge imaging techniques to capture the tiniest molecular machines in action.

Me, Myself, and Microbes

See how new research on the human microbiome is changing our understanding of health and disease.

Puzzle of the Bones

Meet Homo naledi, a new species named from over 1500 fossils. Learn how it fits into our understanding of human evolution.

Science Fiction or Science Fact?

Does science inspire pop culture, or is it the other way around? Cell phones once seemed impossible, but today they are part of everyday life. Join us as we look at some of our favorite science fiction, and find out how close it is to becoming science fact.

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.

Showtimes for Today: Thursday, April 18, 2019

11:00 am, 12:30 pm


20 minutes


Gordon Current Science & Technology Center. Find on map


Recommended for: Grades 7 – 12 and adults

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