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Science Center & Afterschool Partnerships Thrive During Lights On Afterschool

Identifying fossils, creating Rube Goldberg machines, completing circuits, and saving “Fred, the Worm” are just a few of the activities that sparked imagination, curiosity, and innovation in 3,500 school-age youth as part of the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool (LOA) celebration. Through funding from the Noyce Foundation, ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance awarded Lights On... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, this museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. It features art studios, exhibits that re-create local sites and habitats, and 7.5 acres of outdoor exhibitions. The Center for Childhood Creativity extends the... Read More

Brain Teasers

This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   We asked exhibit developers: What was the biggest challenge you faced in developing your brain exhibit or exhibition, and how did you address it? Here’s what they told us.   Our biggest challenge: realizing that it... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: The Mind Museum – Taguig, Philippines

Mission: To provide an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science. The Mind Museum, located in Taguig in the Philippines, opened in March 2012. A project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, the museum aims to “inspire curiosity for the natural world, foster critical thinking and self-discovery, enhance science education with interactive... Read More