This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, Science and American Life which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant to serve as a venue for children age 5 and up to explore scientific and social issues through performing experiments. These records primarily document the early history of the HOSC including its mission statement, original activities, and proposal as well as photographs from preview testing of activities and of staff. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; a mission statement; floor plans, fund proposals; brochures; color negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies; and black-and-white negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records
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