Debut of the 8th Iteration of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit

The Inside the Museum map is intentionally jam-packed with approximately 3,000 illustrations of objects, which were researched, sketched, and drawn over a period of three years. The illustrated poster conveys the endless opportunities to discover and connect the treasures of the Museum.

Seeing Science From Below-Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit Brings Maps of Big Data to Small People

Like scientists, kids know the value of a good mess. Although parents might disagree, messes and accidents allow us to see familiar things in new and unexpected ways. So the next time your children leave their room in chaos, spare them the lecture. After all, they could just be following the august example of Alexander Fleming. It was this Scottish pharmacologist’s famously unkempt laboratory that provided the disorder necessary to enable one of the twentieth century’s greatest accidental discoveries: penicillin.

Fleming’s laboratory is just one of the places young visitors will discover in “Science Maps for Kids,” the 8th iteration of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit available for viewing online October 12th, 2012. Debuting in 2005, the exhibit represents an ongoing, ten-year effort to showcase the most fascinating examples of data visualization from around the globe.

See the Maps