“With the leadership of companies like Genzyme and Raytheon, I know we will realize the Museum’s ambitious vision of transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology and sparking exploration of the natural and engineered worlds”
- Transform its exhibits and galleries to tell the story of the natural and designed worlds and their extraordinary connections (Green Wing highlighting the natural world and Blue Wing, the engineered one);
- Update and transform its public spaces and amenities, focusing on sustainable systems and materials without enlarging the Museum's footprint;
- Champion the growing integration of engineering into curricula, forming partnerships with museums throughout the world enabling visitors to connect with their counterparts in other countries;
- Develop an expanded role for science centers worldwide as conveners of forums on critical issues that involve citizen discussion and deliberation to inform science and technology policy;
- Maximize use of technology to enhance the onsite and online educational experience with media-rich, personalized interactions.
- Hall of Human Life - a new kind of educational experience exploring health and human biology. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit will showcase accelerating breakthroughs in biology, as viewed through the evolutionary, anatomical, and environmental lenses in particular. Content for this ever-changing exhibit will draw on the New England’s dynamic research community based in academia, healthcare, and business. Logging into an eventual worldwide virtual community, visitors will take biometric measurements of themselves, compare their data to that of other visitors, and respond to "Provocative Questions" to encourage critical thinking.
- What is Technology - This gallery will help visitors understand what technology is and introduce them to the human-made world with intriguing examples of technologies created as humans engage in engineering skills to solve problems.
- Charles River Gallery - an important component in transforming the New England Habitats area and opening up the Museum to the river.