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Statistics & Analysis
  2005 Sourcebook
2005 ASTC Sourcebook of Statistics & Analysis
ASTC, November 2005

Based primarily on data reported this summer by 186 science centers and museums, this 87-page report includes 83 charts and graphs and a comprehensive table of data, by institution. Facilities, programs, attendance, membership, employees and volunteers, finances, and expansion and renewal are primary topics. Also included this year are special studies on blockbuster attendance and analysis of Zip code data.

$40 for ASTC members, $50 for nonmembers. Shipping and handling extra.

For ASTC members only: Raw survey data in Excel format available on CD. Licensing fee $100. To order, download the following form and fax to Christine Ruffo at 202/783-7207.

2005 Survey Data CD-ROM Order Form
(42 KB)


Table of Contents

   Preface - Kim L. Cavendish

   About the ASTC Sourcebook
      The 2004 member survey
      How data is reported
      Acknowledgments

   1 Science centers profiled
         A global movement
         A science center for every community
         A resource for learning
         Responding to change

   2 Serving the Public, Serving Schools: Attendance and Membership
         The big picture
         Supporting the schools
         Memberships
         Attendance patterns and trends
         Understanding blockbuster effects - Sheila Grinell
         How far do visitors travel? - Charlie Trautmann
         A closer look

   3 Science Center Workforce
         Paid employees
         Volunteers

   4 Science Center Finances
         Admissions
         Endowments
         In-kind support
         Operating expenses
         Capital investment

   Appendix A: Performance Ratios
   Appendix B: 2005 Data Table
   Appendix C: Survey Questionnaire


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