Surveys Confirm Enormous Value Of Science Museums, “Free Choice” Learning

Validating news for folks in the Museum biz…

via redOrbit:

One of the first studies of its type has confirmed that a science museum can strongly influence the public’s knowledge and attitudes about science and technology, and to a surprising degree can cut across racial, ethnic, educational and economic barriers. …

“There is a growing appreciation that Americans learn most of what they know about science outside of school,” Falk said. “Institutions like science museums can play an important part in that.”


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