At its most recent meeting, the ASTC Board of Directors has approved eight new organizations for membership.
Consistent with ASTC’s Bylaws, all members must be approved for membership by a majority vote of the ASTC Board of Directors. Organizations wishing to apply for membership should consult the Membership section of the ASTC website. Applications for 2023 will be available on the ASTC website soon.
Welcome to our new members
expERIEnce Children’s Museum
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for over twenty-five years. The museum is a non-profit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie whose entire mission is to provide a safe, family-centered educational experience that inspires creativity, exploration, and imagination through play, interactive exhibits, and innovative programming. The museum is a place where children can race a boat, paint a painting, shop healthy, imagine a career and produce a play.
Lewisburg Children’s Museum
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
The Lewisburg Children’s Museum (LCM) inspires learning, imagination, and play through interactive, enriching experiences in a safe, accessible environment to all children and their families. We do this by offering interactive and hands-on exhibits that enable children to learn through play and self-exploration. These exhibits allow children to build social and emotional skills, such as independence and self-expression, and fine and gross motor skills. Children and their families can also participate in our numerous programs that include STEM education and our classes, which include art, languages, dance, and music, and more. The LCM is continuously updating our program offerings, as well as expanding our exhibits to provide families with the opportunity to learn and grow together.
Michigan State University Museum
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
The Michigan State University (MSU) Museum is an innovative and experimental collaboratory that exists to catalyze creativity. A space where people can openly explore, express, and experiment with ideas across disciplines and interests, and indulge their natural curiosity about the world.
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
The mission of the Pavek Museum is to share how pioneers in electronic communications created enormous impacts on the evolution of society, to inspire in people a passion to make contributions to our quality of life through science and the communication arts, and to preserve the rich mosaic of the development of electronic communications through a historically significant, permanent, and living repository. The Pavek Museum provides STEM education for children and adults related to the history and technology of electronic communication and is the home of the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
San Francisco, California, United States
The Randall Museum is a home to science, nature, and the arts and serves as a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department community learning center. Our mission is to inspire creativity, curiosity, and a love of learning about the world around us by providing access to hands-on community learning. At the Randall Museum we welcome all children and adults in the exploration of STEM, nature, and the arts through engaging exhibits, activities, and classes. Our programs encourage visitors to share in our passion for learning, curiosity, creativity, fun, community, inclusivity, and sustainability.
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology
San Antonio, Texas, United States
The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) is a world-class destination that inspires and provides pathways to STEM opportunities for students, families and communities, and especially for those traditionally underrepresented in STEM. SAMSAT’s innovative programs and experiences celebrate and expand San Antonio as a global technology leader.
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Lead, South Dakota, United States
The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (SLHVC) welcomes visitors from all over the world to Lead, South Dakota, offering a wide range of memorable experiences for curious minds of all ages. Here, you’ll discover the story of this region—from the creation of the deepest gold mine in Northern Hemisphere, to Nobel Prize-winning science, to secrets of the universe still being uncovered at the Sanford Underground Research Facility—through exhibits, pop-up activities, and conversation with our knowledgeable staff.
Seattle Universal Math Museum
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle Universal Math Museum (SUMM) was founded in 2019 to launch the West Coast’s first math museum, foster positive connections to math, boost math confidence, and help students see math as relevant to their future. Equitable and culturally relevant science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) opportunities seek to reduce the equity gap in math education for girls and students of color, diversify the pipeline of people pursuing STEAM careers and better prepare youth to thrive in the digital economy of the 21st century. SUMM collaborates with parents, teachers, school district leaders, and nonprofit partners to create in-school and after-school enrichment programs, focusing on 3rd through 8th grade students and their educators throughout King County with a special emphasis on providing no or low-cost programming in Title I schools.