The governing body of the Museum of Science prepares, publicizes, and is guided by the Museum's mission to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology.
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The Museum’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology.
This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means we:
- Promote active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology
- Inspire lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science and engineering
- Encourage young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world
To do this, we will continue to build our position as a leader in the world’s museum community and use our educational perspective as an informal learning institution to help the formal pre K – 12 education system.
Leading the Way
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most highly attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.
National Center for Technological Literacy®
The NCTL inspires and fosters the next generation of engineers and technology leaders by promoting technology and engineering understanding in schools and museums nationwide.
The Museum also collaborates with many organizations to educate the public about developments in science and engineering.
Enterprise and Traveling Exhibits
The Museum hosts and develops traveling exhibits, collaborates on projects, and provides consulting and other services.
This annual award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution toward public understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in our lives.
This annual prize is presented to a noted scientist, professor, or researcher who is a superb science communicator via the written word and is well known for superlative work in his or her field.
The Museum strives to be a leader in understanding the consequences of human actions on the Earth and uses that understanding to guide our decision-making, our educational products and services, and all our endeavors.
Become a Part of the Museum
Whether you’re interested in employment, an internship, or volunteering, you can contribute to the excitement of science, technology, and engineering education.