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Museum of Science making moves for Public Science Common

Three centers will be incorporated into the renovated space.

a rendering of an imagined panel discussion within the Public Science Common.

The multimedia space within the Public Science Common will host beneficial and informative panel discussions.

Photo courtesy of the Museum of Science, Boston

The Museum of Science has announced plans to renovate 10,000 sqft of space for the future Public Science Common.

The state-of-the-art convening space will play an integral part in continuing the mission of the museum to instill an appreciation for science and technology.

The Public Science Common will incorporate three centers for Public Science Learning:

  • Center for Life Sciences: Encourages engagement on biomedical and biotechnological topics
  • Center for the Environment: Dedicated to topics in sustainability, including air + water pollution, and climate change
  • Center for Space Sciences: Strives to further educate on space exploration and astronomy

The center will replace the Cahners Theater and will include a multimedia site that can accommodate up to 700 people with views of the Charles River through three glass walls. The renovations will assist the museum’s endeavor for carbon neutrality by 2035.
Construction is scheduled to begin this year, with completion expected by 2026.

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