“3, 2, 1.”

Amid cheers, bright camera flashes and excited children, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh helped cut the red ribbon, officially welcoming a new children’s museum to Boston. The Environmental Science, Discovery, and Action Museum celebrated its grand opening May 31 in MGH’s Building 114 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Located in building space set aside for public accommodation, the museum features exhibits and hands-on activities about the systems, resources and residents of planet Earth.

“These young people in front of us – they are the future scientists, they are the future doctors, they are the future people working in the world,” Walsh said. “We’re trying to reverse some of the damage that we’ve done to the earth for them, and for the future.”

The Boston-based group curating the new Environmental Science, Discovery, and Action Museum is “e” Inc., an organization devoted to educating youth about climate change, sustainability and environmental sciences.  “e” Inc. will offer several upcoming opportunities at the museum, including a summer camp in August. For more information, visit www.einc-action.org.

This article was originally published in the 07/21/17 Hotline issue.