Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Hands On Science Center Records, 1984-2004
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hands On Science Center
- Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Floor plans
- Black-and-white negatives
- Black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white transparencies
- Color negatives
- Color photographs
- Color transparencies
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records