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.