Originally created 04/23/04

New science museum opens in Washington



WASHINGTON -- A new museum designed to draw people into the spirit and excitement of science opens in Washington Friday.

The Marian Koshland Science Museum, created by the National Academy of Sciences, opens with a permanent exhibit on the wonders of science and two featured exhibits, on global warming and on DNA, the blueprint for life.

After about two years the two temporary exhibits will travel to other museums around the country and be replaced by other topics.

The compact new museum, aimed at teenagers and adults, is within blocks of the city's major museums and monuments. It is named for Marian Elliott Koshland, a longtime academy member known for her research in immunology and molecular biology.

The museum is located at 6th and E Streets N.W. Tickets will cost $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students under 18. It is expected to be open daily except Tuesdays and some holidays.

On the Net:

Koshland Science Museum: http://www.koshland-science-museum.org