A Message from the President
Welcome to the Museum of Science, a hub of research and invention that is New England's most visited cultural institution. The Museum has always moved visitors to think like scientists through hands-on, minds-on experiences. Today, with 1.5 million visitors a year, we are redefining the way people think about, learn about, and interact with science and technology.
This is an exciting time in the life of the Museum. We have long been a regional and national leader among science museums; now we are poised to play a significant role in building technological literacy, an understanding of the human-made world. For example, our National Center for Technological Literacy harnesses the Museum's spirit of fun education to inspire children, educators, and the public to learn how things work.
We have also expanded our role as a partner in education, serving teachers, parents, and students as a community resource. Dynamic new exhibits foster lifelong curiosity in science and technology and support what children are learning in school. Our Educator Resource Center offers models and materials to help teachers integrate engineering and technology into their science curricula. And expanded outreach efforts — such as Traveling Programs, Courses, the Computer Clubhouse, and numerous other initiatives — encourage a love of science and technology in all our regional communities.
We continue as a leader in encouraging girls to pursue the sciences. Our many educational programs and more than 550 interactive exhibits invite girls as well as boys to touch, test, take apart. And every day, our new research initiatives explore ways to motivate young women.
The Museum of Science has an extraordinary story to tell: new interactive exhibits; leadership in technological literacy; attention to pioneering discoveries in biomedical and life sciences. We invite you to visit. Discover how this dynamic national institution has inspired people and changed lives since 1830. It might even change yours.
from Ioannis (Yannis) N. Miaoulis, Museum director and president.