Lectures and Special Events
Secret Life of Scientists LIVE
May 24, 2016
Meet an all-star cast of scientists who have secrets to share. Explore the frontiers of psychology, biology, and nanotechnology, and discover a side to scientists you’ve never seen before—passion for ping-pong, expeditionary gastronomy, even circus arts! This fast-paced evening will weave together live interviews and an audience Q&A, peppered with short films from NOVA’s The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers and the Museum’s Shelf Life series. Hosted by Faith Salie of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” the program features Museum curators Melanie Stiassny, an ichthyologist, and Mark Siddall, a parasitologist, as well as experimental psychologist Steven Pinker, nanotech researcher Rich Robinson, and experimental neuropsychologist Jessica Cail.
This program is produced in collaboration with The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, an Emmy-nominated web series and website from PBS’s NOVA.
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March 31, 2017
Join us after hours for an exclusive evening of family fun featuring interactive digital and physical games that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain.
April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Learn about the tradition of poster art in Cuba and create a piece to take home.
April 13, 2017
Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.
May 6, 2017
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.