RACE exhibition receives award at AAM annual meeting

RACE: Are We So Different?, a traveling exhibition developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in partnership with the American Anthropological Association, recently received the American Association of Museums’ Award of Excellence in Exhibition. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition explores the history, science, and lived experience of race and racism in the United States. Says project director... Read More

Science Centers Smile for NASA Satellites

Since May 15, science centers all over the world have been participating in the Albedo Experiment, a project created by ASTC’s global warming initiative, IGLO, and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Working with students of all ages, science centers have been creating giant white spots, or mock “ice caps,” out of used... Read More

Dimensions, May/June 2008—From Intent to Impact: Building a Culture of Evaluation

IN THIS ISSUE May/June 2008 Science centers regularly collect data about exhibits and programs, documenting how visitors respond to what the institution offers to public audiences. But once the report is filed, what happens to this knowledge? Is it used to inform daily practice, influence future planning, or demonstrate to a funding organization that the... Read More

Play’s the Thing at CASC Conference

From June 12 to 14, the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) will hold its annual conference in London, Ontario, focusing on the theme Learn to Play! Play to Learn! More than 200 delegates hailing from Canada’s science centers and museums, as well as the government, media, and business community, are expected to attend. Sessions... Read More

Science centers host global experiment with albedo effect

From May 15-24, science centers from Peoria to Singapore will host students participating in the Albedo Experiment, a project developed by ASTC’s IGLO initiative in collaboration with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The polar ice caps help regulate Earth’s temperature by reflecting sun rays. To help students understand this phenomenon, science centers... Read More