Language Science Station

Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.

925 13th St NW, Entrance on K Street

A joint program of the University of Maryland, Gallaudet University, and Howard University, the Language Science Station is a living laboratory that invites Planet Word visitors of all ages to contribute to language research and have conversations about language with language scientists.

Find Language Science Station researchers located on the third floor in the Spoken World gallery and on the second floor landing in front of our classrooms.

Ongoing studies include:

Race the Robot 2.0
Visitors complete sentences as quickly as they can to learn about how brains make predictions about language.

Guess the Story!
Visitors guess the meaning of signs in American Sign Language and learn more about sign language and different kinds of signs in ASL.

Language and Concussion
Visitors play a series of short language games to learn about how language is affected by concussion.

The Conversation Game
Visitors guess the final word in a simulated conversation between two friends to learn how readers use context clues to guide comprehension.

All Planet Word visitors are welcome to participate. Reserve a general admission pass in advance to ensure you get your preferred entrance time to the museum and have plenty of time to stop by the Language Science Station.