The Association of Science -Technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) is a nonprofit organization of over 425 science centers and museums in 42 countries engaging over 150 million visitors annually in intriguing educational science activities and explorations of scientific phenomena.

Science centers are dedicated to education and furthering the public understanding of science.  They are sites for informal learning, places to discover, explore, and test ideas about science and technology.  Science centers feature interactive exhibits, hands-on science experiences for children, and educational programs for teachers.  In science centers, adult and child alike become adventurous explorers who together discover answers to the myriad questions of how and why the world works.  In addition, science centers serve as local education resource centers for teachers and schools, families, and community groups.

To locate a center near you, go to www.astc.org and click on Find a Science Center.

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