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  • Bradford Washburn Award

    Join us at the Museum of Science for the presentation of the 2017 Bradford Washburn Award, given to this year's distinguished honorees, Alison Gopnik, PhD, and Salman Khan.

    Bradford Washburn Award

Wednesday, October 25 | 6:00 pm reception; 7:00 pm dinner and awards presentation

Bradford Washburn Award

The Bradford Washburn Award, a golden medal carrying with it an honorarium, is given annually to those who have made an outstanding contribution toward public understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in our lives. The award, named for the explorer-cartographer who served as director of the Museum from 1939 – 1980, is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor who believed deeply in both the people and the mission of the Museum.

Tickets go on sale to the public in September. Tickets for board members and Museum friends are available now. To make a reservation and for pricing information, please contact Gina Crotty: 617-589-4475,


2017 Honorees

Alison Gopnik, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley

Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy


Museum of Science


Recommended for: Visitors 21 years of age and older

Public Event

Separate ticket required. Cost: Individual Ticket: $200; table sponsorships available