About Us

Our Mission

To inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone.

Our Vision

A world where science belongs to each of us for the good of all of us.

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.


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.

Find out more about the Museum's president and trustees and museum advisors, or examine our annual reports and code of ethics.

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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.

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The Museum also collaborates with many organizations to educate the public about developments in science and engineering.

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Enterprise and Traveling Exhibits

The Museum hosts and develops traveling exhibits, collaborates on projects, and provides consulting and other services.

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Washburn Award

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.

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Walker Prize

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.

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Environmental Sustainability

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.

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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.

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