The collective wisdom of the science
center field — from articles about learning in informal
settings to links to other organizations with shared interests—is
distilled and archived in the ASTC Resource Center.
|ASTC workshop background
materials and summaries are among the resources archived
in the Resource Center.
Photo by Wendy Pollock
Practices addresses the needs
and interests of people with disabilities and other underserved
includes articles and other resources about
learning in museums and other informal settings.
Diversity offers case studies
and tools for making your science center more reflective of your
includes summaries of presentations from
a workshop on sound design, “recipes” from ASTC’s
Cheapbooks of exhibit ideas, and references to publications about
Making the Case
summarizes evidence for the value of science
centers to their communities.
Older Adults in Science Centers includes reports from a 2006 conference, The Longevity Revolution, and other resources to help science centers address the needs and aspirations of the 50+ population .
Center Planning offers guidance
to those developing plans for new institutions.
At the Models for Science Centers as STEM Conveners workshop, the Carnegie Science Center opened its doors to science center and museum leaders from around the country, showcasing the Carnegie Science Center Chevron STEM Center as a model for other institutions looking to become STEM conveners in their own communities.
includes abstracts and articles about front-end, formative, and
summative studies of exhibits and programs.
supports the development and implementation
of youth enrichment and employment programs in science centers and
Products and Services will help
you find providers of products and services to the science center
field—from exhibit builders to simulators.