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MIT Visit to National Academy of Sciences + Movie & Scavenger Hunt

  • National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20418 USA (map)


Come join the MIT Club of Washington DC and MITArchA (MIT Architecture Alumni) for a unique event on July 19, 2018. We will tour the National Academy of Sciences, and then view a screening of the original Westworld, a 1973 American sci-fi/western written by Michael Crichton. The National Academy of Sciences building was designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, whose business partner, Ralph Adams Cram, headed the Department of Architecture at MIT for seven years.

We will meet at 7:30 PM at the Einstein Statue in front of 2101 Constitution Avenue NW and go to the main lobby to tour the National Academy of Sciences. We will view the exhibitions (one of which is by the MIT Media Lab), snap some photos at the Westworld selfie station, and explore other hands-on activities related to AI and robotics.

At 8:30pm, we will head outside to the NAS West lawn for the film. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and we'll see you there! 


7:00pm - 9:00pm / Food trucks at 22nd and Constitution, NW (Captain Cookie & the Milkman and Stella*s PopKern)

7:30pm - 8:30pm / Tour and activities inside the National Academy of Sciences. Meet at the Einstein statue in front.

8:30pm - 10:30pm / Westworld screening on the NAS West Lawn


This event is presented by: LabX, The Science and Entertainment Exchange, and Cultural Programs, all programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

To request ASL interpretation, please email by July 5, 2018.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this event.


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