Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments
in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features rare mid-nineteenth to
early-twentieth-century instruments from a variety of scientific fields.
SAN FRANCISCO —
When modern science emerged in the seventeenth century, scientists
invented specialized instruments to explore the world and universe in a
closer, more logical manner. These intriguing devices facilitated the
careful study of almost all facets of life through the research and
demonstration of ideas and theories. During the nineteenth century, new
technologies allowed for precision manufacturing of scientific
instruments. An array of instruments assisted some of the most
brilliant minds on Earth as scientists made early discoveries in the
fields of electrodynamics and atomic theory. This exhibition explores a
fascinating selection of antique scientific instruments and examines
their curious uses
Visit sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/antique-scientific-instruments for more information.
Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments is located post-security in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. This exhibition is accessible from September 11, 2021 to April 3, 2022 to ticketed passengers, and by prior arrangement by emailing email@example.com.
About SFO Museum
in 1980 by the Airport Commission, SFO Museum’s mission is to delight,
engage, and inspire a global audience with programming on a broad range
of subjects; to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of
commercial aviation; and to enrich the public experience at San
Francisco International Airport. The Museum has been accredited by the
American Alliance of Museums since 1999 and retains the distinction of
being the only accredited museum in an airport. Today, SFO Museum
features twenty-five galleries throughout the Airport terminals
displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural
exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation
Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, which houses a permanent
collection of more than 140,000 objects related to the history of
commercial aviation. To browse current and past exhibitions, research
our collection, or for more information, please visit www.sfomuseum.org. Follow us on www.facebook.com/sfomuseum, www.twitter.com/sfomuseum, or www.instagram.com/sfomuseum.
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