ASTC is a membership organization of science and technology centers and museums—and related institutions—in North America and around the world that provide opportunities for lifelong learning about science and technology; connect science, technology, and society; engage diverse communities; and partner to tackle global and local challenges.

Graphic displaying the work of our members: support lifelong science learning, connect science and society, engage diverse communities, and partner to tackle global and local challenges.

ASTC currently has two types of institutional membership, as described in the association’s bylaws.

Science Centers/Museums

Nonprofit or public science centers or museums, nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, space theaters, natural history museums, and children’s museums that share an interest in inquiry-based learning and participatory science education.

Benefits | Application (PDF)

Allied Members

Nonprofit or for-profit organizations—or North American Federal, State, provincial, tribal, or local government agencies—that engage the public in science and share ASTC’s commitment to diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity, but that do not operate science centers or museums.

Benefits | To join email

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