In-APP-ropriate: A Provocative Question Forum on Children and Mobile Devices
Friday, March 21 | 7:00 p.m.
Hand-held mobile communication devices are becoming more and more present in our society, connecting people in new ways, but also presenting challenges to social relationships and human development. Learn how these devices may be impacting our social interaction and our health, and discuss whether their use among children should be regulated. This question will help to inform a future component in our new Hall of Human Life exhibit.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 7 (Wednesday, March 5 for Museum members).
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One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Its 10,000-square-foot Hall of Human Life draws on the latest discoveries in the life sciences to engage visitors in their own biology and health. Other highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Butterfly Garden and 4-D Theater. Reaching over 20,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®’s engineering curricula have reached an estimated 79,200 teachers and 6.9 million students nationwide. Visit mos.org. Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at www.facebook.com/museumofscience.
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