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DancingBearMD Jul 29th, 2010 10:47 AM

Marian Koshland Science Museum
Anyone been to the above, which is located at the National Academy of Sciences? I just saw an add for it in the WaPo Express at lunchtime. Here's the website:

Doh Jul 29th, 2010 11:15 AM

I thought about going once when I was downtown en famille but it says it's recommended for ages 13 and up, and the kid isn't that old yet.

kayd Jul 29th, 2010 12:15 PM

A little clarification -- the Koshland-NAS museum is at 6th and E in the downtown museum-entertainment district, not at the elegant NAS HQ building with the Einstein statue out front (that's at 22nd and Constitution, near the Lincoln Memorial).

ecshugart Jul 30th, 2010 06:28 AM

Thanks for the interest, DancingBearMD. As Doh and kayd mentioned we are located in Penn Quarter in DC and our exhibits are aimed at a teen and adult audience. The Koshland Science Museum is definitely a great place to check out. We currently feature exhibits on the wonders of science, global climate change and infectious disease (topics in which science plays a role in our visitors’ daily lives).

It’s great to combine a visit to the Koshland with other attractions in the area, such as the Building Museum, followed by a bite in one of the many nearby restaurants.

Erika C. Shugart
Deputy Director,
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the
National Academy of Sciences

DancingBearMD Jul 30th, 2010 07:22 AM

Thank you, Ms. Shugart. My kids are a bit young at the moment but I will definitely keep your museum on our list.

yestravel Jul 30th, 2010 09:48 AM

Glad to learn about this -- I just noticed it last night when we were in the area.

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