Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World

Dibner Hall of the History of Science [GALLERY CLOSED]

This award-winning exhibition encourages visitors to think about the beauty of science in a historical context—the elegant breakthroughs, the remarkable discoveries, and the amazing people and stories behind them. This is a permanent exhibition, although new materials from the collections are routinely rotated on and off display to minimize light exposure and share the variety of the collections with visitors. The exhibition is arranged around four areas of exploration:
astronomynatural history, medicine, and light.

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astronomy natural history
medicine light

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