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Baltimore's Newest Tourist Attraction—Scientists

Science  28 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5308, pp. 1874-1875
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5308.1874

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BALTIMORE—Tourists visiting this city's revamped Inner Harbor will soon have a new attraction to check out: working scientists. The $160 million Columbus Center, which opens 3 May, combines a sophisticated research facility with a science museum. But some observers wonder whether this marriage of lab and museum will be a happy one. Researchers already have become embroiled in disputes over the design of the building and exhibits. And many are struggling to work out how to play a dual role as scientist and interpreter of science to the public.