Features a revolving schedule of temporary exhibits, IMAX films, and Planetarium shows, plus details on more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits, live presentations, and more.
Emily B. Saltz, MSW, LICSW, CMC, CEO, LifeCare Advocates
Steven Cohen, JD, Partner, Pabian & Russell, LLC
This event focused on managing one’s own or a loved one’s long-term health care needs, with an eye on achieving the best quality of life possible. Our guest lecturers, Emily and Steve, both renowned experts in the field, discussed what someone needs to know to answer important questions about aging. They outlined the costs and benefits of staying at home, moving to a retirement community, requiring in-home care, or using a skilled nursing facility. They further guided our audience through the range of services available and the payments required for each. Finally, they delineated what legal strategies can be used to plan ahead while protecting one’s assets.
At the conclusion, our audience better understood how the long-term care system works and how the simple act of planning ahead could empower them for years to come.
A dive into the Hayden Planetarium’s first-ever 360-degree underwater adventure.
During this special presentation our audience took an underwater journey to the Glover’s Reef Research Station in Belize, as viewed through a January 2016 MIT expedition, where the the coral reefs found there were explored with images and cutting-edge immersive video from a specially designed 360-degree camera. Keith Ellenbogen and Allan Adams, both professors at MIT, told the story of the Mesoamerican reef ecosystem, the researchers working hard to conserve it, and the innovative MIT course behind the expedition in which students from across the institute (chemists, civil engineers, historians, physicists, and poets) learned the art, technique, and technology of underwater conservation photography. The trip was made possible by the Little Fund, a joint Museum of Science/MIT program resource. Under the Planetarium’s full dome expanse, guests experienced the thrills, challenges, and serendipity of wildlife photography while exploring the role of visual culture as a catalyst for positive social change on our tiny blue planet.
Hosted by Joline Godfrey
Join us for this lively presentation and interactive discussion about families, money, and children. With the help of audience participation, humor, and great conversation, Joline Godfrey will explore these issues and more. Godfrey has authored several books detailing tools and techniques for families to develop a framework of financial education and healthy communication. Her key topics include instilling a core set of economic family values, overcoming obstacles and headwinds to raise financially fit children, and understanding the tenets of financial responsibility in our lives.
Based on Joline Godfrey’s book Raising Financially Fit Kids, this event is part of our annual seminar series featuring nationally known speakers, presented each fall to friends of the Museum by the Washburn Society. The series is designed to offer informative, timely, and practical advice on a range of current financial topics that impact our audiences at various stages in their lives and the lives of their families.
Each family and guest will receive a complimentary copy of Godfrey’s newest book, Raising Financially Fit Kids.
In recent years, the Museum of Science has presented temporary exhibitions on topics ranging from food and climate change, to geckos and mastodons. Our members and guests have had opportunities to visit ancient civilizations, learn about new technologies developed by NASA, and experience the mathematics behind video games, robotics, and music. Temporary exhibitions play a critical role in the visitor experience at Museum of Science by supplementing the already vast array of programs, presentations, and interactive exhibits available at the Museum.
At our annual Endowment Celebration Luncheon, you will have an exclusive preview of Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the latest installment in the Museum’s World Treasures series of temporary exhibitions.
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States, invites you to uncover the rise and eventual decline of this majestic civilization—including its social, natural, and spiritual realms—through never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities, multimedia components, and re-created environments.
Talk by Joshua Boger, Renowned Underwater Photographer
Discussing using his art to demonstrate the profound relationship between the natural and human-designed worlds.
Moderated by Janet Atkins
CEO and Founder of Ridgeway Philanthropy
Please join us for an intimate conversation about family and philanthropy—two themes that support the foundation of the Museum’s mission.
Values and traditions are often instilled early in life. When they are transformed into action, they form the bedrock of our nation’s charitable endeavors. During this evening’s event, panelists will be asked to share their experiences of how family values have played a critical role in modern philanthropy. The event will be moderated by Janet Atkins, a recognized expert in helping families and their charitable entities develop strategic and values-based methods of giving. Janet will engage the panelists about achieving their philanthropic goals through gifts of time and resources. We hope the evening’s discussions will also provide meaningful content for future events in this series.
At our 2013 Endowment Celebration Luncheon, we’ll highlight outstanding former student interns who have transitioned to fulltime staff positions at the Museum. These guests will share their unique stories, indicating how their internships helped focus their career passions and professional aspirations.
** These events are sponsored by the Washburn Society and open to all Friends of the Museum.
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