Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presents exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and other events that explore the intersection of art, science, medicine, and engineering.
Visitors to the National Academy of Sciences (2100 C Street, NW) can view exhibitions in the Rotunda and Upstairs Galleries. Visitors can also view the Great Hall, the focal point of the NAS building, which features emblems and inscriptions depicting the history of science as it was understood in 1924. The National Academy of Sciences hosts free concerts in its acoustically brilliant auditorium on select Sunday afternoons in the spring and fall. Also on the grounds is the beloved Albert Einstein Memorial. This building is currently undergoing a major two year restoration project and will reopen in April 2012.
Visitors to the Keck Center of the National Academies (500 Fifth Street, NW) can view exhibitions by appointment only in the First Floor Gallery. Free lectures and films are held on select weeknights.
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