Our Vision & Purpose
Our vision is to increase understanding of—and engagement with—science and technology among all people. We champion and support science and technology centers and museums.
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Given local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, most ASTC members are closed to the public. Please check each institution’s website for online programming and virtual engagement and learning opportunities.
Read About Our Members
Learn about some of the people behind ASTC’s 600+ members around the world which, together, engage more than 110 million people annually in science and technology.
Earlier this year, Verizon and NYC MediaLab announced the winners of the $1M Museum Initiative, which asked museums and other cultural institutions to develop new
Earlier today, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R. 4346) into law, a sweeping piece of legislation impacting the country’s scientific enterprise. ASTC’s
By engaging in engineering design activities, children have the opportunity to bring together scientific and mathematical concepts to solve real world problems. However, sustaining children’s
Community Science is more important than ever. ASTC is connecting, supporting, and building capacity for our members’ work to address community priorities through science engagement.
The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented to ASTC members and their teams in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that enhance their organizations and advance our entire field.
ASTC’s award-winning magazine Dimensions has moved fully online. Readers can expect the same high-quality content in its new format. We invite all members of the community to submit