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Ringing in Our 200th Year!

Listen, read, and watch highlights from our bicentennial celebrations.

Published February 01, 2017

Ringing in Our 200th Year!

We're celebrating our 200th anniversary with a full year of activities and events, but we did make a few special plans for our actual birthday—January 29, 2017. See some highlights below.

And next time you're here at the Academy, make sure to set aside time to explore the new exhibition and timeline that have been installed in our lobby. Not only does it include great stories from the past two centuries, there are also interactive elements that let you take a deeper dive into our history.

Celebrating Our Bicentennial: January, 29th, 2017

On January 29, 2017, Academy Members, staff, and friends joined us to celebrate our founding, 200 years ago. See photos, watch video from the event, and read about this exciting milestone.

Special Podcast: A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas

Learn about the stories that shaped the Academy's 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.

Ringing the Nasdaq Closing Bell

Ahead of our 200th birthday, the Academy's President and CEO, Ellis Rubenstein, rang the the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday, January 27, 2017. As part of the ceremony, a special marquee lit up in Times Square to celebrate our two centuries of supporting science.