Transforming spectators into scientists


The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has introduced a unique learning center called Q?rius (pronounced “curious”). Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Q?rius features pieces taken out of scientific labs, collection vaults and creative and hangout spaces, creating an enormous hub for students to learn firsthand key concepts from real staff scientists and experts.

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Coming soon to a science center near you: You!


The Portal to the Public Network is a system of 30 (and growing) informal science-education institutions, where scientists connect with members of their communities.

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