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Science centers and museums celebrate ISCSMD 2019

From original videos to free admission days to special family activities, museums marked International Science Center and Science Museum Day in a wide variety of ways: Domus, Museos Científicos Coruñeses in A Coruña, Spain, opened a new exhibit, Bocados, with several activities on water, equality, and health: preparing meals, an interactive screen display, and origami. Mid-Hudson... Read More

Organizational Change Toward Cultural Competency

By Jenni Martin, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Success for museums in the 21st century depends on embracing organizational change to meaningfully connect with new and diverse audiences. But how do we do this? What strategies will be most helpful to ensure that our museums have the capacity and the know-how to effectively practice... Read More

ISCSMD at The Franklin Institute

As we approach International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), read about how The Franklin Institute is marking the occasion. Tell us how you plan to observe ISCSMD by emailing ASTC’s Walter Staveloz at wstaveloz@astc.org. This year for International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), The Franklin Institute is crafting our celebration around... Read More

Celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day

On November 10, science and technology centers and museums around the world will be celebrating International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). This celebration encourages museums to highlight their efforts to partner with their communities to address local and global challenges, especially those that advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As community... Read More

How Will You Celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day?

Each year on November 10, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) celebrates the idea that engaging all people in science and technology encourages action towards sustainability rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Toward this end, ISCSMD promotes the awareness and advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ISDSMD highlights the work science... Read More

ASTC 2019 session videos

As we reflect on the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, we are once again grateful for the passion, knowledge, and collaborative spirit of our field. Thank you to everyone who joined us in Toronto! This year, we recorded several plenary and concurrent sessions. Follow the links below to view these sessions. Keynote and Plenary Sessions Opening Keynote... Read More

Welcome to Toronto

More than 1,500 attendees from all over the world are making their way to Toronto for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the incredible Ontario Science Centre. Here are just a few of the many highlights coming up during this four-day festival of learning, networking, and sharing: a Saturday morning keynote address by experienced... Read More

Get to Know the 2019 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome its 2019 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—including 11 New Fellows and six Alumni Fellows—to the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference in Toronto. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2019 to gain professional development experiences, develop a broader peer network, and build their leadership skills. Fellows will continue to... Read More