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A Science Center and a Community: Cultivating Hope and Resilience in Medellin

By Claudia Aguirre From Dimensions January/February 2016 Today’s science centers are becoming more aware of changes in their local contexts and are concerned about playing a role in building and contributing to society. The Mechelen Declaration, resulting from the Science Centre World Summit 2014 held in Mechelen, Belgium, clearly expresses this commitment with two of... Read More

Has your institution used any creative or “outside-the-box” methods to attract visitors?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the January/February 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. In November 2015, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History teamed up with the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for a very successful “outside-the-box” program that was actually an “inside-the-box” experience! In conjunction... Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Helping Preschool Parents Understand Inquiry

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET Register here Early childhood museum educators strive to offer parents what they need to continue open-ended science learning at home. In this webinar, presenters will share examples of modeling “inquiry behavior” at small and large museums in exhibits, parent/child activities, and through online resources. Learn about “Play Coach,”... Read More

Dimensions, November/December 2015—Getting the Word Out

IN THIS ISSUE November/December 2015 Being a successful science center takes more than just a flair for creating great exhibits and programs—you also have to get people through your doors. Science center marketing professionals today face many challenges, from limited marketing budgets to increased competition for potential visitors’ time. It takes a solid understanding of... Read More