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National Academies News: Spring Programs at the Koshland Science Museum

WASHINGTON Hate spring cleaning? Dust the cobwebs out of your brain instead by visiting the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences. Located within blocks of the National Mall and easily accessible by Metro, the museum offers public programs that are sure to plant seeds of curiosity.

The Koshland Science Museum invites you to enjoy:

THE SCIENCE OF CHOCOLATE
Thursday, April 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Learn about the chemistry of cocoa during a discussion and chocolate tasting. Dr. Harold Schmitz of Mars Inc. will address recent scientific discoveries of the possible health advantages of cocoa, and lead a tasting and comparison of some of your favorite chocolate brands. Admission is $10; advance ticket purchase is required.

FAMILY SCIENCE: ORIGAMI AND DNA, UNFOLDING LIFE'S MYSTERIES
Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Designed for families with children 7 to 15, this program lets you create folded frogs, flowers and more with world-renowned origami artist John Montroll from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. use cutting-edge technology aboard the Discover Genomics Mobile Laboratory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see your DNA with hands-on demonstrations from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 18.

ENVISIONING SCIENCE: FELICE FRANKEL, MIT RESEARCH SCIENTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Thursday, May 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Felice Frankel for a reception and discussion of her installation, Science on the Sidewalk. Learn how Frankel creates striking photographs of scientific phenomena and the vital role that these images play in communicating science to the research community and the public. Admission is $5; reservations are recommended.

PERILS AND PUZZLES AT THE NORTH POLE: ANDY REVKIN, NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER
Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Join New York Times science reporter Andy Revkin for a discussion of his new
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Contact: Maureen O'Leary
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
The National Academies
17-Mar-2006


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