Five themes serve as the framework for exploring interconnected ideas across disciplinary and chronological lines:
- Colonial Science
- Natural Philosophy
- Astronomer’s Time
- Mind and Body
- Physical Matters
Highlights of the exhibit include a multitude of stories told in part by such items as a geometric sector designed by Galileo, electrical experimentation apparatus purchased on Harvard's behalf by Benjamin Franklin, a suite of clocks illustrating the development of modern synchronized time-keeping, medical apparatus designed, in part, by Charles Lindbergh (yes, that Charles Lindbergh), and the artifacts of top-secret research conducted by Harvard scientists during World War II.
Take a look at the instruments featured in "Time, Life, & Matter" close up using Waywiser.
Ongoing Permanent Exhibit
The Putnam Gallery, Science Center 136