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Dimensions, January/February 2015—A Meeting of Minds: Neuroscience in Science Centers

IN THIS ISSUE January/February 2015 Science centers strive to make science compelling and relevant to their visitors, and it’s hard to think of a subject more intriguing or personal than the human brain. The brain is a hot topic these days, with major projects like the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in... Read More

When Heureka Went Crazy

By Heidi Rosenström From Dimensions January/February 2015 Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, in Vantaa, developed a traveling exhibition that aims to decrease the stigma connected to mental health problems and encourage visitors to take care of their mental health. Called Heureka Goes Crazy, this award-winning interactive exhibition was developed in cooperation with Pavilion of Knowledge–Ciência... 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

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

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