The world’s largest science museum was recently awarded a star at the 2017 American Science Museum’s 2017 Centennial Celebration, making it the first museum in America to win such an honor.
The 2017 Centennium is also the first in the museum’s 106-year history to be awarded a top honor in a science museum.
The Centennial’s star is for its contribution to science education and is made possible by the Museum’s partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
The museum’s science museum has been the subject of controversy recently, with a petition launched by the Center for Science in the Public Interest demanding that the museum remove its star, claiming that it is “racist and sexist.”
“The stars of our museums are meant to serve as a signal of prestige and distinction,” said the petition’s co-author, Jodi Stolper.
“It’s time to give the Smithsonian an honor.”
The museum has made the decision to remove its stars in light of the petition.
In a statement, the museum said it would “take a look at the petition and its allegations,” but added that “there is no need to make a change” as it has “shown tremendous support for science.”
The star, which stands for the science museum’s “scientific education program,” was awarded to the Smithsonian’s science center in 2016, along with its National Museum for the Humanities.
The 2017 Centenion was also the Centennial of Science, the centennial of the Smithsonian, and the centennium of the United States.
The museum is located at the intersection of downtown Orlando and the downtown Riverwalk.
The Centennial is a national celebration of the American Science & Engineering Museum and its work as a hub for the arts and sciences, and it is celebrated each year on September 11, with an evening of science-themed entertainment.
The Smithsonian Institution, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the arts in the United State, is the nation’s largest museum and research center.
For more information about the Centennia, visit its website.