- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 26, 2005

When you go:

Location: Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is at Sixth and E streets NW in the District.

Directions: The museum is located three blocks north of the Mall, and a block south of the MCI Center and the National Building Museum. The closest Metro stops are Gallery Place/Chinatown on the Red, Green and Yellow lines, and Judiciary Square on the Red Line.

Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Tuesdays and major holidays. The last visitor is admitted at 5 p.m.

Parking: Limited on-street parking is available.

Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 18, students and seniors.

Information: 202/334-1201 or www.koshland-science-museum.org

Notes:

• The museum is best enjoyed by children age 13 and older, according to museum officials.

mThe museum hosts hands-on activities, led by students from the District’s Banneker High School, on most weekends. Call ahead to get the latest information. One of the most popular activities is called “See Your DNA,” and involves taking a sample of DNA from the visitor’s cheek cells. Visitors can even take home their extracted DNA in a necklace vial.


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