The National Academy of Sciences
Do you have a young scientist in the family? The National Academy of Science manages exhibits at three locations that he or she would love to see. At the headquarters building, you can pose in front of the twenty-one-foot statue of Albert Einstein (by Robert Berks, the same sculptor who did the bust of Kennedy at the Kennedy Center) that adorns the front of the building, and have a picture taken. Inside are two gallery spaces; one relates the history of science up to 1926, so you can see how far we've come.
The relatively new Marian Koshland Science Museum (6th and E Streets NW, 202-334-1201) offers visitors an interactive look at cuttingedge science and how it affects the world. DNA analysis and criminal investigations, global warming, and medical research are illustrated and explained. And you can do it in less than an hour.
The other two locations are the Marian Koshland Science Museum (see Travel Tip), and the Keck Center at 500 5th Street, NW, where there are permanent installations in the lobby.Location and Hours
The National Academy of Sciences is located on the corner of C Street and 22nd Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9