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.
Find a Science Center or Museum
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.
Insights from the Public Face of Science, a multi-year study of the relationship between science and society
In 2016, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences launched The Public Face of Science project—an effort to better understand the complex and evolving relationship between science and society, and examine how trust
The U.S. Department of Education has released details about a new funding opportunity that may be of interest to the ASTC community: the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Education Innovation and
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum embarks on a women in exhibits campaign thanks to IF/THEN Gender Equity Grant
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is an IF/THEN Gender Equity Grant recipient. Twenty-six ASTC-member museums received funding to launch projects aimed at increasing the representation of women and gender minorities in STEM across their
Read how science centers are continuing to support their communities and further their mission even while closed to the public. Also, learn about COVID-19 resources for science centers, policymakers, and members of the public.
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.