Small Science Museum Resources

Associations and Networks

Science Beyond the Boundaries

www.sciencebeyond.org

Association of Science-Technology Centers

www.astc.org

Small Museum Association

www.smallmuseum.org

American Alliance of Museums

www.aam-us.org

NISE Network

www.nisenet.org

NASA Museum Alliance

informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/

 

Books

Small Museum Toolkit

The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

Handbook for Small Science Centers

 

Professional Development

ASTC Professional Development Resources

American Alliance of Museums online professional development

 

Evaluation Resources

IMLS Research and Evaluation

COVES

Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

 

Education Resources

NASA Museum Alliance (requires free registration)

NASA Education 

NISE Network

Amazon Inspire

 

Exhibits

Designing Low-Cost Kiosks

http://blogs.aaslh.org/building-kiosks-from-tablets-on-a-shoe-string-budget/

http://blogs.aaslh.org/how-can-you-build-a-kiosk-from-a-tablet/

Using Rasberry Pi or Arduinos for Exhibits

http://www.raspberry-pi-geek.com/Archive/2013/02/Raspberry-Pi-as-a-tool-for-museum-and-science-center-exhibits

 

Communities and Sharing

ASTC Small Museums Community of Practice (requires ASTC registration)