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A science museum is a museum devoted primarily to science. Older science museums tended to concentrate on static displays of objects related to natural history, paleontology, geology, industry and industrial machinery, etc. Modern trends in museology have broadened the range of subject matter and introduced many interactive exhibits. Many if not most modern science museums — which increasingly refer to themselves as "science centers" or "discovery centers" — also emphasize technology, and are therefore also technology museums.

The mission statements of science centers and modern museums vary, but they are united in being places that make science accessible and encourage the excitement of discovery. They are an integral and dynamic part of the learning environment, promoting exploration from the first "Eureka!" moment to today's cutting-edge research. However, the negative impacts of science and technology, or the uneven development of its various disciplines, may or may not be explored by some organizations.

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Science Museum Tips: On Producing Exhibits in a Developing Country

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Science Museum Tips: On Planning Traveling Exhibitions

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Science Museum Tips: On Designing Interactive Exhibits for Young Children

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Science Museum Tips: On Partnering with Researchers

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Science Museum Tips: On Writing Exhibit Text to Facilitate Learning

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Science Museum Tips: On the Process for Developing and In-House Exhibition

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Science Museum Tips: MORE On Naming an Exhibition

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Science Museum Tips: On Collaborating Successfully with Clients and Partners

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Science Museum Tips: On Designing Digital Games

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Science Museum Tips: On Prototyping

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Embellishing with Lichtenberg Wood Burning for Natural Plant-like Formations

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