As part of Carnegie’s public outreach efforts, the institution hosts various science-related lectures, events, and seminars at its administration building in Washington, D.C., and at the Carnegie campuses on the East and West Coasts. These events are all free and open to the public, and provide an opportunity to hear from some of the most extraordinary researchers of our time. Many of our events are webcast live and/or recorded. Registration is required for some of the programs.

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:45pm

Standing strong and silent, plants are all around us, both shaping our world and responding to it.  Plants can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years, continuously renewing themselves...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:45pm

The MESSENGER spacecraft, the first to orbit...

Special Events
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

The genome editing system called CRISPR earned Science magazine’s “2015 Breakthrough of the Year.” The advent of facile genome engineering using the bacterial RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:45pm

What do fish fossils tell us about the human body? How can scientists predict where to...