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  • Photo © Smita Jacob / Hogger & Co. Photography LLC

  • © Smita Jacob / Hogger & Co. Photography LLC

  • © Nicolaus Czarnecki

  • © Nicolaus Czarnecki

  • © Nicolaus Czarnecki


Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River

Permanent Exhibit

Visit the newest permanent exhibition at the Museum of Science and explore the connections between engineering and nature on the Charles River. Humans make engineering decisions that change the river's flow and landscape to meet our needs. When developing these solutions, we need to account for the naturally changing river system and consider the impact on animals and plants that share this environment.

In this exhibit you will:

  • Observe the Charles River to learn more about the natural world and the effects of engineering decisions.
  • Engineer solutions for problems encountered by scientists and engineers and test the impacts of your decisions.
  • Connect with the natural and engineered systems present in your life.

This new gallery has been made possible through a generous lead gift from the Yawkey Foundations, major gifts from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Ann and Ed Kania, Payson and Jane Swaffield, and numerous other contributors.


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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Audio Label
  • Graphic Instructions
  • Multisensory Interactives
  • For information about accessibility in the Museum: For questions or accommodation requests: 617-589-3102, Please request ASL interpeters at least two weeks in advance.