Science Knows No Country

Science knows no countryScience knows no country,  because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. . . Louis Pasteur

We had the good fortune to spend a morning at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on University Circle last week with our oldest grandson. Here he is, immersed in “science.”

I hope Liam continues to be right in the middle of all the wonderful things we’re learning about our  universe and about ourselves. I hope that your children and grandchildren, friends and friends of friends, will have the same experience. Let’s not take it for granted, though. Knowledge and exploration are gifts that can be taken away. Let’s protect them.


  1. Coelle Baskel on October 6, 2019 at 11:26 am

    This is a perilous time in our country and I can only hope and pray we will come out of this and be better for it. The attacks on science are so without merit….we need to keep our children interested in all kinds of science and encourage them. So great you could do this with your grandson. Thanks for posting.

  2. Emilie Richards on October 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you, Coelle. We bought a family membership so we could bring him and our other grandchildren any time we’re in the city. It’s a great place and there are so many like it. It’s fun to watch him whenever we go. He’s fascinated with anything that has a button to push or something he can do, but later as he grows older he’ll spend even more time examining the exhibits. I remember science in school as being ultra-boring, and now I am so sorry I didn’t learn and do more. The museums are clearly good for all ages, including me. And yes, the attacks on science are terrifying.

  3. Iris November on October 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I am a Donor and am always amazed that this Museum is right here in my home town!!! So glad you had this opportunity with Liam. Xxx iris

    • Emilie Richards on October 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      It’s definitely a place Cleveland should be proud of.

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