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Experimental Musings

​We are more than a museum. We’re a bunch of passionate, inquisitive, world-questioning folks who are awestruck at the amazing wonder that is our world. Join us as we muse about science, technology, engineering and math. Learn something new. Ponder a different theory. Pick up some facts for trivia night. And if we may be so bold – enrich your appreciation of science.

  • Question Your World: What does the new federal climate report say?

    While some of us were out burning off those Thanksgiving calories on Black Friday, a team of more than 300 federal and non-federal science experts released a volunteer-coordinated, government-mandated assessment of the impacts of climate change on the United States. The burning question on climate-concerned minds has been: What does the new federal climate report say?

  • Question Your World: What are some ways to reduce water waste?

    A good mind is a terrible thing to waste and a good mind would certainly not want to waste a precious resource like water. The folks at Energy Star have put together some ways that the nation wastes water (it’s a lot of water too!) and a few ways to plug those holes for some big savings in return. What are some ways to reduce water waste? 

  • Question Your World: How long has humanity been visiting relatives?

    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season here in the United States. This last chunk of the year is commonly known for lots of food, presents, and traveling long distances to visit family. Humanity has been doing this for quite some time though. Let’s use this upcoming holiday to dig into a great science question: How long has humanity been visiting relatives?

  • Question Your World: Is humanity using too much light?

    Earth from space is a beautiful sight. We can not only see pretty patterns created by our lights on the dark side of the planet, but over time we've also seen the amount of these lights on Earth grow. As of now, more people means more lights. A great opportunity to dig into today's big question: Is humanity using too much light?

  • Cooking with Chemistry: The Science Behind Your Thanksgiving Meal

    Plan your menu, make your shopping list and dust off your chemistry set because it’s time to get cooking for Thanksgiving! Did I just say chemistry set? Yes, I did! But you don’t need fancy beakers and pipettes to cook your feast. There is already a ton of chemistry going on when you cook your traditional Thanksgiving meal.