Overcoming centuries of environmental and cultural challenges can make for unexpected partnerships that result in extraordinary outcomes. In Roots of Wisdom, stories from four Indigenous communities are brought to life in real-world examples of how traditional knowledge and cutting-edge science can be blended together to provide complementary solutions to contemporary concerns. From restoring ecosystems to rediscovering traditional foods and crafts, the exhibit invites guests to understand the important issues that Indigenous cultures face, discover innovative ways native peoples are problem-solving and contributing to the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices. On view at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) from October 7, 2023 – March 3, 2024, Roots of Wisdom provides examples of how traditional knowledge and science together create complementary solutions to contemporary concerns. Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.
Create your own fun in MOHAI’s Kid-Struction Zone! For children 2–7 years old and their caregivers, Kid-Struction Zone helps young visitors learn through fun, hands-on interactions while stimulating curiosity and creativity.
Explore how innovation shaped the Puget Sound region and changed the world. Through interactive exhibits, community and educational programs, and first-person insights from leading innovators, discover Seattle’s role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions.
Maritime Seattle celebrates Seattle’s long relationship with water, and illustrates how maritime and industrial activities have shaped what the city has become.
Explore Baseball All-Stars in an intimate display that features a prized selection of baseball’s rarest treasures from some of the game’s greatest stars. See game-worn jerseys, bats, and other treasures from legends Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ichiro Suzuki. Don’t miss special gems from Seattle’s past pro baseball teams too, including the Seattle Rainiers and the Seattle Pilots.
The Behnke Foundation, Cornish College of the Arts, and the Museum of History & Industry are excited to celebrate the cultural impact of the Neddy Artist Award throughout the Pacific Northwest. Created twenty-five years ago to honor Seattle artist and teacher Ned Behnke (1948-1989), the Neddy Artist Award recognizes innovative visual artists across media.
From ancient temples to soaring, modern skyscrapers, Black architects have had a strong presence throughout history. Today, the tradition of greatness continues.
Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine is the first traveling museum exhibit in the United States to focus on the evolution and potential of artificial intelligence. Opening at MOHAI on October 15, 2022, this exhibit explores what artificial intelligence (AI) is, how it works, what it can do, and what it might become.
Experience the power of nature through the lens of America’s most revered photographer. Ansel Adams profoundly influenced the course of 20th century photography through the example of his lavish and technically precise images, as well as by his devotion to advancing photography as an art form with his uniquely innovative approach to the medium.
MOHAI is proud to present Perspectives on Place: Photographs from Here, which features 15 photographs from the collections of MOHAI and the Black Heritage Society of Washington State (BHS).
Mr. Delbert Richardson and his national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths is coming to MOHAI for Juneteenth!
Created by Grande Experiences, Da Vinci —Inventions brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, and philosopher.
Bonnie Hopper was born and raise in Seattle Washington and is one of thirteen children. In 1987 she applied to and was accepted into the advertising art program at Seattle Community College where she studied art for two years. Although art has always played an important role in Bonnie’s life she did not pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist until 2008 when she was commissioned to do a portrait by a friend of the family. In 2016 Bonnie began her association with Onyx Fine Arts Collective in Seattle taking part the “Truth B Told” exhibition for artist of African decent at the King Street Station where she sold several for her resin works. Since then Bonnie has had three solo exhibitions. Two at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the Renton Technical College.
Following an election year like no other, Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project is an exploration of the power of self-government, engaging visitors in experiences that encourage them to take action now to create the change they want to see.
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