Tripping Over Science: Taking STEM Exhibits Outside of the Museum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Games, Simulations, and Interactives, Public Programs, Community Outreach Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits
Adults | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Computing and information science | Education and learning science | General STEM | Nature of science | Social science and psychology | Technology
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

This document is a “think piece” about why and how informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education institutions could be placing amusing, novel experiences in people’s paths to create memorable STEM experiences embedded in their everyday lives. The report focuses on what we learned about creating interactive STEM exhibits in public spaces outside of a science center. That said, the content can inform hands-on learning experiences on other topics, as well, within the limits outlined.

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Team Members

Kyrie Thompson KellettKyrie Thompson KellettAuthor
Marilyn JohnsonMarilyn JohnsonPrincipal Investigator
Marcie BenneMarcie BenneCo-Principal Investigator
Chris CardielChris CardielEvaluator
Barry WaltherBarry WaltherContributor
Mary SootsMary SootsContributor
Scott PattisonContributor

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