CHAPTER 9
MUSEUMS AND OTHER PLACES TO VISIT

"Museums and Other Places to Visit" identifies and provides information about local facilities that can enrich hands-on science programs in elementary schools. The facilities were selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • They offer resources that can help elementary teachers teach science more effectively.

  • They provide interactive science experiences that can complement students' classroom experiences.

  • They are "visitable"—that is, they are sites to which teachers can take their science classes.

A glance through the chapter reveals the richness of the resources that meet these criteria. Besides museums, zoos, and science and technology centers, there are planetariums, aquariums, and botanical gardens, among many other types of facilities. Small local sites, moderate-sized organizations, and world-renowned institutions provide resources and assistance to support hands-on science teaching and learning.

Chapter 9 has two sections—the "Complete Regional Listing" and the "Select Annotated Listing." The former provides the names and locations (towns or cities) of almost 600 facilities in the United States and several in Canada. About half of the 600 names are in boldface type; annotations for those institutions appear in the "Select Annotated Listing."

The almost 300 facilities in the "Select Annotated Listing" are considered to be making a particularly significant effort to help teachers teach science more effectively. Each annotation provides the address and telephone number, a brief description of the facility, and information about the resources it offers in support of hands-on science teaching at the elementary school level. The annotations do not list every resource and program at an institution, but they provide a general sense of the facility and indicate types of support available. The annotations are based on information from the facilities themselves.

Readers are urged to scan the entire annotations listing for printed and other resources that might be available to them outside their own local area. For further information about particular programs or materials, or for information about costs or fees for any programs, publications, or materials, readers are encouraged to call the facilities directly.

The regional and annotated lists are arranged by geographical regions (see the map on page 170). Within each region the states are listed alphabetically. The name of each institution appears alphabetically within its state listing.



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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CHAPTER 9 MUSEUMS AND OTHER PLACES TO VISIT "Museums and Other Places to Visit" identifies and provides information about local facilities that can enrich hands-on science programs in elementary schools. The facilities were selected on the basis of the following criteria: They offer resources that can help elementary teachers teach science more effectively. They provide interactive science experiences that can complement students' classroom experiences. They are "visitable"—that is, they are sites to which teachers can take their science classes. A glance through the chapter reveals the richness of the resources that meet these criteria. Besides museums, zoos, and science and technology centers, there are planetariums, aquariums, and botanical gardens, among many other types of facilities. Small local sites, moderate-sized organizations, and world-renowned institutions provide resources and assistance to support hands-on science teaching and learning. Chapter 9 has two sections—the "Complete Regional Listing" and the "Select Annotated Listing." The former provides the names and locations (towns or cities) of almost 600 facilities in the United States and several in Canada. About half of the 600 names are in boldface type; annotations for those institutions appear in the "Select Annotated Listing." The almost 300 facilities in the "Select Annotated Listing" are considered to be making a particularly significant effort to help teachers teach science more effectively. Each annotation provides the address and telephone number, a brief description of the facility, and information about the resources it offers in support of hands-on science teaching at the elementary school level. The annotations do not list every resource and program at an institution, but they provide a general sense of the facility and indicate types of support available. The annotations are based on information from the facilities themselves. Readers are urged to scan the entire annotations listing for printed and other resources that might be available to them outside their own local area. For further information about particular programs or materials, or for information about costs or fees for any programs, publications, or materials, readers are encouraged to call the facilities directly. The regional and annotated lists are arranged by geographical regions (see the map on page 170). Within each region the states are listed alphabetically. The name of each institution appears alphabetically within its state listing.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science The nine geographical regions, arranged in a roughly west-to-east array, are as follows: Pacific Region Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington Mountain Region Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming Great Plains/Midwest Region Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota South Central Region Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas Great Lakes Region Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin Southeast Region Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Middle Atlantic Region Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania New England Region Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Canada Canadian Provinces The addresses provided with the annotations are locational but are not necessarily mailing addresses. Inquiry should be made to verify them as mailing addresses before relying on them for that purpose. Despite efforts to be as inclusive as possible, given constraints of time and space, the listings here are not exhaustive. Other facilities may exist or may be developing that would fit the criteria applied here. Teachers are encouraged to seek out and utilize those resources as well. The absence of any facility from these listings is not meant as a reflection on the quality of its programs and resources.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science COMPLETE REGIONAL LISTING ABOUT THE ''COMPLETE REGIONAL LISTING" The "Complete Regional Listing" provides the names and locations (towns or cities) of almost 600 facilities in the United States and several in Canada. About half of the 600 names are in boldface type; annotations for those institutions appear in the "Select Annotated Listing" on pages 179-221. This list is arranged by geographical regions (see the map on page 170). Within each region the states are listed alphabetically. The name of each institution appears alphabetically within its state listing. The nine geographical regions, arranged in a roughly west-to-east array, are as follows: • Pacific Region Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington • Southeast Region Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia • Mountain Region Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming • Middle Atlantic Region Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania • Great Plains/Midwest Region Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota • New England Region Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont • South Central Region Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas • Canada Canadian Provinces • Great Lakes Region Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin   For easy reference, an "entry number" (for example-9.1 for Alaska) appears at each state's name in the "Complete Regional Listing." This series of entry numbers continues without interruption into the annotated listing, where each institution has its own entry number. PACIFIC REGION 9.1 Alaska The Imaginarium: A Science Discovery Center (Anchorage) Pratt Museum (Homer) University of Alaska Museum (Fairbanks) 9.2 California Alum Rock Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (San Jose) Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sausalito) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro) California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) California Museum of Science and Industry (Los Angeles) Carter House Natural Science Museum (Redding) Chabot Observatory and Science Center (Oakland) Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (San Jose) Chula Vista Nature Center (ChulaVista) Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education (San Mateo) Discovery Museum Learning Center (Sacramento) Discovery Science Center-Launch Pad (Costa Mesa) Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Watsonville) The Exploratorium (San Francisco) ¡Explorit! Science Center (Davis) Fresno Metropolitan Museum (Fresno) Great Valley Museum of Natural History (Modesto) Hall of Health (Berkeley) Hi-Desert Nature Museum (Yucca Valley) Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California (Berkeley) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Visitors Center The Lindsay Museum (Walnut Creek) The Living Desert (Palm Desert)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center (Bakersfield) Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles) Marine World-Africa USA (Vallejo) Maturango Museum of the Indian Wells Valley (Ridgecrest) Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles) The Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park (Oakland) Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (Pacific Grove) Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs) Palo Alto Junior Museum (Palo Alto) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Colleges (Claremont) Randall Museum (San Francisco) Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center (San Diego) Sacramento Zoo (Sacramento) Sanborn Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (Saratoga) San Diego Aerospace Museum (San Diego) San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego) San Diego Zoo (San Diego) San Francisco Zoological Gardens(San Francisco) Santa Ana Zoo (Santa Ana) Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Santa Barbara) Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Santa Barbara) Sea World (San Diego) Shorebird Nature Center (Berkeley) Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla) Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (San Francisco) The Tech Museum of Innovation(San Jose) University of California Museum of Paleontology (Berkeley) Vasona Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (Los Gatos) 9.3 Hawaii Bishop Museum (Honolulu) Haleakala National Park (Makawao) Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) Honolulu Zoo (Honolulu) National Tropical Botanical Garden (Lawai) Sea Life Park Hawaii (Waimanalo) Waikiki Aquarium, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) 9.4 Oregon Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History (Roseburg) The High Desert Museum (Bend) Metro Washington Park Zoo (Portland) Mount Pisgah Arboretum (Eugene) Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland) Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History (Ashland) Wildlife Safari (Winston) Willamette Science and Technology Center (WISTEC) (Eugene) Wonder Works, A Children's Museum (The Dalles) World Forestry Center (Portland) 9.5 Washington Hanford Museums of Science and History (Richland) LifeTrek—Northwest Museum of Health and Science (Spokane) Marine Science Society of the Pacific Northwest (Poulsbo) Mt. Rainier National Park (Ashford) Museum of Flight (Seattle) North Cascades Institute (Sedro Woolley) Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Eatonville) Pacific Science Center (Seattle) The Seattle Aquarium (Seattle) The Whale Museum (Friday Harbor) Woodland Park Zoological Gardens (Seattle) MOUNTAIN REGION 9.6 Arizona Arizona Science Center (Phoenix) Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson) Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix) Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, University of Arizona (Tucson) Kitt Peak Museum (Tucson) Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff) Pima Air and Space Museum (Tucson) Tucson Children's Museum (Tucson) 9.7 Colorado Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Park (Colorado Springs) The Children's Museum of Denver (Denver) Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (Golden) Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver) Denver Museum of Natural History (Denver) Denver Zoological Gardens (Denver) Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Florissant) Hall of Life (Denver) May Natural History Museum and Museum of Space Exploration (Colorado Springs) Museum of Western Colorado (Grand Junction) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Boulder) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden) Pueblo Zoo (Pueblo) Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park) University of Colorado Museum (Boulder) 9.8 Idaho The Discovery Center of Idaho (Boise) Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University (Pocatello) 9.9 Montana Glacier National Park (West Glacier) Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University (Bozeman) 9.10 Nevada Lied Discovery Children's Museum (Las Vegas)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.11 New Mexico Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos) ¡Explora! Science Center (Albuquerque) Las Cruces Museum of Natural History (Las Cruces) New Mexico Bureau of Mines Mineral Museum (Socorro) New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque) Rio Grande Zoological Park (Albuquerque) Santa Fe Children's Museum (Santa Fe) The Space Center (Alamogordo) 9.12 Utah Canyonlands Field Institute (Moab) College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum (Price) Hansen Planetarium (Salt Lake City) Hogle Zoological Garden (Salt Lake City) Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University (Provo) Utah Museum of Natural History. University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Zion National Park Museum (Springdale) 9.13 Wyoming Greybull Museum (Greybull) Yellowstone National Park (Yellowstone Park) GREAT PLAINS/MIDWEST REGION 9.14 Iowa Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines (Des Moines) Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines) Science Station (Cedar Rapids) 9.15 Kansas Children's Museum of Wichita/Science Center (Wichita) Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (Hutchinson) Kansas Learning Center for Health (Halstead) Kauffman Museum, Bethel College (North Newton) KU Natural History Museum, University of Kansas (Lawrence) Lake Afton Public Observatory, Wichita State University (Wichita) Lee Richardson Zoo (Garden City) Mid-America Air Museum (Liberal) Pratt Wildlife Center and Aquarium (Pratt) Topeka Zoological Park (Topeka) 9.16 Minnesota The Bakken Museum and Library (Minneapolis) Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Headwaters Science Center (Bemidji) Minnesota Children's Museum (St. Paul) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota (Chanhassen) Minnesota Zoological Garden (Apple Valley) Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) 9.17 Missouri Dickerson Park Zoo (Springfield) The Discovery Center (Springfield) Kansas City Museum (Kansas City) Kansas City Zoological Gardens (Kansas City) The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum (St. Louis) Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis) St. Louis Science Center (St. Louis) St. Louis Zoological Park (St. Louis) 9.18 Nebraska Folsom Children's Zoo and Botanical Garden (Lincoln) Fontenelle Forest Nature Center (Bellevue) Hastings Museum (Hastings) Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha) Neale Woods Nature Center (Omaha) Omaha Children's Museum (Omaha) Pioneers Park Nature Center (Lincoln) Riverside Park Zoo (Scottsbluff) University of Nebraska State Museum (Lincoln) 9.19 North Dakota Dakota Zoo (Bismarck) Gateway to Science Center (Bismarck) Roosevelt Park Zoo (Minot) 9.20 South Dakota Badlands National Park (Interior) South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium (Pierre) Wind Cave National Park (Hot Springs) SOUTH CENTRAL REGION 9.21 Arkansas Arkansas Museum of Science and History (Little Rock) Little Rock Zoological Gardens (Little Rock) Logoly State Park (McNeil) Mid-America Museum (Hot Springs) 9.22 Louisiana Alexandria Zoological Park (Alexandria) Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans) Audubon Zoological Garden (New Orleans) The Children's Museum of Lake Charles (Lake Charles) Greater Baton Rouge Zoo (Baton Rouge) Lafayette Natural History Museum, Planetarium, and Nature Station (Lafayette) Louisiana Arts and Science Center (Baton Rouge) Louisiana Children's Museum (New Orleans) Louisiana Nature and Science Center (New Orleans) Sci-Port Discovery Center (Shreveport) Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park (Shreveport)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.23 Oklahoma Harmon Science Center (Tulsa) Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma (Norman) Omniplex Science Museum (Oklahoma City) Tulsa Zoological Park (Tulsa) 9.24 Texas Abilene Zoological Gardens (Abilene) Armand Bayou Nature Center (Houston) Austin Children's Museum (Austin) Big Thicket National Preserve (Beaumont) Caldwell Zoo (Tyler) The Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso) The Children's Museum of Houston (Houston) The Dallas Aquarium (Dallas) Dallas Civic Garden Center (Dallas) Dallas Museum of Natural History (Dallas) The Dallas Zoo (Dallas) Don Harrington Discovery Center (Amarillo) El Paso Zoo (El Paso) Environmental Science Center (Houston) Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Fort Worth) Fort Worth Zoological Park (Fort Worth) Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose) Foundation for the Museum of Medical Science (Houston) Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney) Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston) Houston Zoological Gardens (Houston) Insights—El Paso Science Museum (El Paso) McAllen International Museum (McAllen) McDonald Observatory Visitors Center (Fort Davis) National Wildflower Research Center (Austin) San Antonio Botanical Center (San Antonio) San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium (San Antonio) ScienceLand—Denton's Discovery Museum (Denton) The Science Place (Dallas) Science Spectrum (Lubbock) Sea World of Texas (San Antonio) Space Center Houston (Houston) Strecker Museum (Waco) Welder Wildlife Foundation (Sinton) Witte Museum (San Antonio) GREAT LAKES REGION 9.25 Illinois The Adler Planetarium (Chicago) Brookfield Zoo (See Chicago Zoological Park) Chicago Academy of Sciences (Chicago) Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe) Chicago Children's Museum (Chicago) Chicago Zoological Park (Brookfield Zoo) (Brookfield) Discovery Center Museum (Rockford) Fermilab Lederman Science Education Center (Batavia) Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) Illinois State Museum (Springfield) John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago) Kohl Children's Museum (Wilmette) Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (Peoria) Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens (Chicago) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences (Chicago) The Science Center (Carbondale) SciTech—Science and Technology Interactive Center (Aurora) Shedd Aquarium (See John G. Shedd Aquarium) 9.26 Indiana The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis) Evansville Museum of Arts and Science (Evansville) Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (Fort Wayne) Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis) Mesker Park Zoo (Evansville) Muncie Children's Museum (Muncie) Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) 9.27 Michigan Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University (East Lansing) Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Ann Arbor) Belle Isle Nature Center (Detroit) Binder Park Zoo (Battle Creek) Chippewa Nature Center (Midland) Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills) Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak) Fernwood Botanic Garden (Niles) Flint Children's Museum (Flint) Hall of Ideas, Midland Center for the Arts (Midland) Impression 5 Science Museum (Lansing) John Ball Zoological Garden (Grand Rapids) Kalamazoo Public Museum (Kalamazoo) Kingman Museum of Natural History (Battle Creek) Michigan Space Center, Jackson Community College (Jackson) The Michigan State University Museum (East Lansing) Muskegon County Museum (Muskegon) Nichols Arboretum (Ann Arbor) Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center (Flat Rock) Potter Park Zoo (Lansing) Robert T. Longway Planetarium (Flint) Sarett Nature Center (Benton Harbor) Sloan Museum (Flint) Southwestern Michigan College Museum (Dowagiac)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.28 Ohio Akron Zoological Park (Akron) Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm (Dayton) Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Cincinnati) Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (Cincinnati) Cleveland Botanical Garden (Cleveland) Cleveland Children's Museum (Cleveland) Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (Cleveland) Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland) Columbus Zoological Park (Powell) COSI/Columbus—Ohio's Center Of Science and Industry (Columbus) The Dayton Museum of Natural History (Dayton) Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment and Technology (Cleveland) The Holden Arboretum (Kirtland) Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (Bay Village) McKinley Museum of History, Science and Industry (Canton) Orton Geological Museum, Ohio State University (Columbus) Sea World of Ohio (Aurora) Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland) Trailside Nature Center and Museum (Cincinnati) The Wilderness Center (Wilmot) 9.29 Wisconsin Discovery World (Milwaukee) Henry Vilas Park Zoo (Madison) International Crane Foundation (Baraboo) Madison Children's Museum (Madison) Milwaukee Public Museum (Milwaukee) The Museum of Natural History (Stevens Point) Olbrich Botanical Gardens (Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (Madison) Zoological Society—Milwaukee County Zoo (Milwaukee) SOUTHEAST REGION 9.30 Alabama Alabama Museum of Natural History (Tuscaloosa) Anniston Museum of Natural History (Anniston) Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Birmingham) Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham) Children's Hands-On Museum (Tuscaloosa) The Exploreum Museum of Discovery (Mobile) George Washington Carver Museum (Tuskegee Institute) U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville) 9.31 Florida Biscayne National Park (Homestead) The Children's Science Center (Cape Coral) Discovery Science Center (Ocala) Dolphin Research Center (Grassy Key) Florida Aquarium (Tampa) Florida Museum of Natural History University of Florida (Gainesville) Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium (Fort Myers) Great Explorations, The Hands-On Museum (St. Petersburg) Gulf Islands National Seashore (Gulf Breeze) Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium (Miami) Mote Marine Laboratory/Aquarium (Sarasota) Museum of Arts and Science (Daytona Beach) Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale) Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys (Marathon) Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville (Jacksonville) Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa) Orlando Science Center (Orlando) The Science Center of Pinellas County (St. Petersburg) Sea World of Florida (Orlando) Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center (Ocala) South Florida Science Museum (West Palm Beach) 9.32 Georgia Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta) Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta) Georgia Southern University Museum (Statesboro) The Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon) National Science Center (Fort Gordon) Oatland Island Education Center (Savannah) Savannah Science Museum (Savannah) SciTrek—The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta (Atlanta) The State Botanical Garden of Georgia (Athens) University of Georgia Museum of Natural History (Athens) Zoo Atlanta (Atlanta) 9.33 Kentucky Hardin Planetarium (Bowling Green) John James Audubon Museum (Henderson) The Living Arts and Science Center (Lexington) Louisville Science Center (Louisville) Louisville Zoological Garden (Louisville) 9.34 Mississippi J. L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium (Biloxi) Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum (Biloxi) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson) Russell C. Davis Planetarium (Jackson) University Museums, The University of Mississippi (University) William M. Colmer Visitor Center (Ocean Springs)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.35 North Carolina Adventures in Health Children's Museum (Greenville) The Arts and Science Center (Statesville) Cape Fear Museum (Wilmington) Catawba Science Center (Hickory) Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum (Asheville) Discover Place and Nature Museum (Charlotte) Harris Visitors Center—Carolina Power and Light Company (New Hill) The Health Adventure (Asheville) Imagination Station Science Museum (Wilson) Morehead Planetarium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill) Natural Science Center of Greensboro (Greensboro) North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach) North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (Atlantic Beach) North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (Manteo) North Carolina Botanical Garden (Chapel Hill) North Carolina Maritime Museum (Beaufort) North Carolina Museum of Life and Science (Durham) North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh) North Carolina Zoological Park (Asheboro) Piedmont Environmental Center (High Point) Rocky Mount Children's Museum (Rocky Mount) Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Gastonia) SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County (Winston-Salem) Western North Carolina Nature Center (Asheville) 9.36 South Carolina Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet) The Charleston Museum (Charleston) Columbia Museum of Art and Gibbes Planetarium (Columbia) Greenville Zoo (Greenville) Museum of York County (Rock Hill) Riverbanks Zoological Park (Columbia) Roper Mountain Science Center (Greenville) The South Carolina Botanical Garden (Clemson) South Carolina State Museum (Columbia) World of Energy at Keowee-Toxaway (Seneca) 9.37 Tennessee American Museum of Science and Energy (Oak Ridge) The Creative Discovery Museum (Chattanooga) Cumberland Science Museum (Nashville) East Tennessee Discovery Center (Knoxville) Grassmere Wildlife Park (Nashville) Hands On! Regional Museum (Johnson City) Knoxville Zoological Gardens (Knoxville) Lichterman Nature Center (Memphis) Memphis Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium (Memphis) Memphis Zoo and Aquarium (Memphis) 9.38 Virginia D. Ralph Hostetter Museum of Natural History (Harrisonburg) Leander J. McCormick Observatory (Charlottesville) M. T. Brackbill Planetarium (Harrisonburg) Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk) Orland E. White Arboretum (Boyce) Richmond Children's Museum (Richmond) Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond) Science Museum of Western Virginia (Roanoke) Shenandoah National Park (Luray) Virginia Air and Space Center and Hampton Roads History Center (Hampton) Virginia Living Museum (Newport News) Virginia Marine Science Museum (Virginia Beach) Virginia Museum of Natural History (Martinsville) Virginia Museum of Transportation (Roanoke) Virginia Zoological Park (Norfolk) Watermen's Museum (Yorktown) 9.39 West Virginia Good Children's Zoo (Wheeling) Sunrise Museum (Charleston) MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION 9.40 Delaware Brandywine Zoo (Wilmington) Delaware Museum of Natural History (Wilmington) 9.41 District of Columbia Capital Children's Museum (Washington, D.C.) Explorers Hall—National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C.) National Air and Space Museum. Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Aquarium (Washington, D.C.) National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) 9.42 Maryland Baltimore Zoo (Baltimore) Brookside Gardens (Wheaton) Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) Carrie Weedon Natural Science Museum (Annapolis) The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (Chesapeake Beach) Columbus Center (under development) (Baltimore) Cylburn Nature Museum (Baltimore)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Howard B. Owens Science Center (Lanham) Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (Saint Leonard) Maryland Science Center (Baltimore) National Aquarium in Baltimore (Baltimore) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater) 30th Street Nature Center (Mt. Rainier) Watkins Nature Center (Upper Marlboro) 9.43 New Jersey Bergen County Zoological Park (Paramus) Cape May County Park Zoo (Cape May) The George C. Frelinghuysen Arboretum (Morris Township) Liberty Science Center (Jersey City) Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) The Morris Museum (Morristown) The Newark Museum (Newark) The New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden (Camden) New Jersey State Museum (Trenton) Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit) Trailside Nature and Science Center (Mountainside) The Wetlands Institute (Stone Harbor) 9.44 New York Alley Pond Environmental Center (Douglaston) American Museum of Natural History (New York) American Museum—Hayden Planetarium (New York) Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation (Brooklyn) Aquarium of Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls) Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Museum (Upton) Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn) The Brooklyn Children's Museum (Brooklyn) Bronx Zoo (See New York Zoological Society—Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park) Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo) Central Park Wildlife Center (New York) Children's Museum of History, Natural History and Science (Utica) Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York) The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning) George Landis Arboretum (Esperance) The Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale) Hayden Planetarium (See American Museum—Hayden Planetarium) The Hicksville Gregory Museum (Hicksville) The Hudson River Museum of Westchester (Yonkers) Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook) Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (New York) Museum of Science and Technology (Syracuse) Museum of the Hudson Highlands (Cornwall-on-Hudson) The New York Botanical Garden (Bronx) New York Hall of Science (Corona) New York State Museum (Albany) New York Zoological Society—Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park (Bronx) Pember Museum of Natural History (Granville) Queens Botanical Garden (Queens) Roberson Museum and Science Center (Binghamton) and Kopernick Space Education Center (Vestal) Rochester Museum and Science Center (Rochester) Ross Park Zoo (Binghamton) Schenectady Museum and Planetarium (Schenectady) Science Discovery Center of Oneonta (Oneonta) Science Museum of Long Island (Manhasset) Sciencenter (Ithaca) Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York (Watertown) Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum (Scotia) Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) Staten Island Botanical Garden (Staten Island) Staten Island Children's Museum (Staten Island) Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (Staten Island) Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island) Utica Zoo (Utica) Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport) Westmoreland Sanctuary (Mount Kisco) 9.45 Pennsylvania The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Philadelphia) Awbury Arboretum (Philadelphia) The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) The Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh) Erie Zoo (Erie) The Franklin Institute Science Museum (Philadelphia) Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster (Lancaster) Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) The Museum of Scientific Discovery (Harrisburg) National Aviary in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) The North Museum of Natural History and Science, Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster) Philadelphia Zoological Garden (Philadelphia) The Pittsburgh Children's Museum (Pittsburgh) The Pittsburgh Zoo (Pittsburgh) Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia) Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery (Reading) The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Philadelphia) SMART Discovery Center (Bethlehem) Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry (Oil City) Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia) ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park (Hershey)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science NEW ENGLAND REGION 9.46 Connecticut Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport) The Bruce Museum (Greenwich) Connecticut Audubon Society (Hartford) Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (Storrs) Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill) The Discovery Museum (Bridgeport) Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden) Lutz Children's Museum (Manchester) The Maritime Center at Norwalk (Norwalk) Mystic Marinelife Aquarium (Mystic) Science Center of Connecticut (West Hartford) 9.47 Maine The Children's Museum of Maine (Portland) L. C. Bates Museum (Hinckley) Maine State Museum (Augusta) Mount Desert Oceanarium (Southwest Harbor) Owls Head Transportation Museum (Owls Head) 9.48 Massachusetts Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries Service (Woods Hole) Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge) The Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield) Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Brewster) The Children's Museum (Boston) Children's Museum at Holyoke (Holyoke) The Computer Museum (Boston) The Discovery Museums (Acton) Harvard Museums of Cultural and Natural History, Harvard University (Cambridge) Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary (Hampden) Museum of Science, Boston (Boston) National Plastics Center and Museum (Leominster) New England Aquarium (Boston) New England Science Center (Worcester) South Shore Natural Science Center (Norwell) Springfield Science Museum (Springfield) Thornton W. Burgess Museum (East Sandwich) Worcester County Horticultural Society/Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston) 9.49 New Hampshire Audubon Society of New Hampshire (Concord) The Children's Museum of Portsmouth (Portsmouth) Seacoast Science Center (Rye) 9.50 Rhode Island Audubon Society of Rhode Island (Smithfield) Museum of Natural History (Providence) Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence) 9.51 Vermont The Discovery Museum (Essex Junction) Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury) Montshire Museum of Science(Norwich) CANADA 9.52 Canadian Provinces Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre (Saint John, New Brunswick) Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park (Calgary, Alberta) Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa, Ontario) Discovery Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Metropolitan Toronto Zoo (Toronto, Ontario) National Aviation Museum (Ottawa, Ontario) National Museum of Science and Technology (Ottawa, Ontario) Ontario Science Centre (Don Mills, Ontario) Saskatchewan Science Centre (Regina, Saskatchewan) The Science Centre (Calgary, Alberta) Science North (Sudbury, Ontario) SCIENCE WORLD British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia) Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's Pacific National Aquarium (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science docent programs for sixth-graders to share science with younger students; field trips. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.266 Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 685-5225 Science center, with a planetarium and an IMAX theater; focused on the environmental, physical, life, and space sciences, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; planetarium and IMAX shows; field trips. At schools: participatory demonstration programs; portable planetarium classes. Materials: Teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.267 National Aquarium in Baltimore, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3194 (301) 576-3800 State-of-the art aquatic institution with a diverse collection of more than 5,000 aquatic animals, dedicated to encouraging lifelong learning and participation in the conservation of the environment. Programs for students: At the aquarium: classes; hands-on exhibits; field trips. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum and audiovisual materials; teacher's guide; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning. 9.268 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 (410) 798-4424 Research-based environmental education center on 2,700 acres along the Chesapeake Bay and Rhode River, offering nature trails, canoeing through wetlands, and an opportunity to see the center's scientists at work. Programs for students: At the center: group outdoor activities involving marsh, forest, and river. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; supplementary activities; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; teacher resource library; newsletter. New Jersey 9.269 Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 251 Phillip St., Jersey City, NJ 07305-4699 (201) 200-1000 Science center with more than 250 interactive exhibits in science and technology, a Kodak OMNI theater, and a science theater. Programs for students: At the center: films; presentations; educational programs, many under the Discovery Trails program (students use the center's exhibits to complete a challenge back in the classroom, the results of which may be incorporated into a presentation for display at the museum). Materials: Hands-on activity books; previsit materials; teacher's guides; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.270 The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07101 (201) 596-6550 General museum with a planetarium and a small zoo, emphasizing astronomy and the life and earth sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; planetarium shows; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, including a portable planetarium. Materials: Extensive lending collections of reference objects (charts, models, plant, geological, and animal specimens); teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.271 The New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden, One Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103-1060 (609) 365-3300 Aquarium with an open-ocean tank and an outdoor sea pool; emphasis on marine life. Programs for students: At the aquarium: classroom, amphitheater, and auditorium programs; hands-on exhibits. At schools: classroom and auditorium programs with live animals. Materials: Teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.272 The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424 (609) 368-1211 Scientific research and public education institute, with an aquarium, a salt marsh trail, and a discovery room; concerned with environmental sciences, intertidal salt marshes, and coastal ecosystems. Programs for students: At the institute: classes; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on ac-

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science tivity booklets complementing school programs at the institute; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops on marine sciences and estuarine ecosystems; teacher resource center; newsletter. New York 9.273 American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024 (212) 769-5300 World-renowned, research-driven museum with an education department founded in 1884, a separate planetarium (Hayden Planetarium), Naturemax theater (IMAX), a discovery room, and a natural science center; emphasis on anthropology, astronomy, paleontology, many branches of zoology, and mineral sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: education programs; guided tours; field trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.274 American Museum—Hayden Planetarium, 81st St. and Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 (212) 769-5920 Renowned planetarium, with a sky theater (for planetarium), a space theater (with 22 screens), and several museum halls, focused on astronomy, meteorology, and space science. Programs for students: At the planetarium: planetarium shows. Materials: Lists of recommended hands-on activity books and of audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops in astronomy and space science; occasional student/teacher workshops; extensive course program in astronomy, meteorology, aviation, and celestial navigation. 9.275 Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, Boardwalk and West 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11224 (718) 265-3400 Indoor/outdoor facility on 13 acres, with more than 3,400 live specimens and featuring Discovery Cove, an award-winning building with a touch-it tank, devoted to hands-on science education. Programs for students : At the aquarium: classes; guided tours; interactive exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books and sheets; teacher's guides; kits with curriculum units, resources, and bibliographies. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.276 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 (718) 622-4433 Research-based botanic garden with a museum, conservatory, herbarium, teaching greenhouses, and a children's discovery center and garden; leader in formal and informal science education for 80 years. Programs for students: At the garden: workshops; garden explorations; guided tours; field trips. At schools: indoor gardening facilities; hands-on science curricula. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; previsit and audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.277 The Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213 (718) 735-4400 World's first children's museum, now housed in a modern, underground building, with a resource library and greenhouse; emphasizes natural science, culture, and history. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; guided tours; field trips providing interactive and entertaining learning experiences. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; loans of objects from natural history collection. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning. 9.278 Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., New York, NY 10024 (212) 721-1234 Children's museum, with centers for environmental science, media, the performing arts, and early-childhood education; emphasizes environmental (especially urban) issues, as well as visual and performing arts activities. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive displays; hands-on activities; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Pre-/postvisit and curriculum materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service seminars on content and hands-on learning in environmental science, media, and the performing arts. 9.279 The Hicksville Gregory Museum, Heitz Pl. and Bay Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801 (516) 822-7505 Long Island's earth science center, with a primary collection of minerals and fossils, augmented by exhibits on local geology and water resources.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Postvisit materials; rock and mineral kits and narrated slide sets for loan. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on earth science topics and the local environment; newsletter. 9.280 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Rte. 44A, Millbrook, NY 12545 (914) 677-5359 Research and education institute, with an outdoor science center and indoor displays, focusing on ecology and environmental education. Programs for students: Indoors: hands-on exhibits. At the outdoor center: programs combining ecological research and nature appreciation. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units focused on converting the classroom into a center of ecological research; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education, including Schoolyard Ecology, a nationwide network of in-service institutes for elementary teachers in using hands-on, investigative approaches to teaching ecology in their schoolyards; newsletter. 9.281 Museum of Science and Technology, 500 So. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202 (315) 425-9068 Discovery center with a planetarium and a teacher resource center. Programs for students: At the center: exhibits; interactive planetarium presentations; curriculum-related workshops. At schools: traveling science program; portable planetarium shows; ChemFair and PhysicsFair workshops. Materials: Hands-on activity books; loan kits; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.282 The New York Botanical Garden, 200th St. and Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126 (718) 817-8700 Research-based, 250-acre botanical garden and arboretum with a conservatory and greenhouses focusing on plant development, plant/animal relationships, and ecology and habitat study. Programs for students: At the garden: workshops; guided/self-guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.283 New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368 (718) 699-0005 Science center, with more than 150 interactive exhibits emphasizing physical and life sciences. Programs for students: At the center: student workshops; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; multimedia reference library. 9.284 New York State Museum, Rm. 9B52, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230 (518) 474-5877 Oldest and largest state museum in the country, focusing on the geology, biology, anthropology, and history of New York State. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; hands-on exhibits; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, including alliance with local magnet school. Materials: Lending boxes with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit suggestions. Education and support for teachers : In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.285 New York Zoological Society-Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park, 185th St. and Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460 (718) 220-5131 Zoo with a wide range of hands-on student programs and teacher-training programs focused on animals, habitats, adaptations, and conservation. Programs for students: At the zoo: hands-on exhibits; classes; guided tours. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; curriculum and audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops and seminars on science content and hands-on learning; magazine. 9.286 Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905, and Kopernick Space Education Center, Underwood Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 Roberson Museum: (607) 772-0660 Kopernick Center: (607) 748-3685 General and science museum with Link Planetarium (including 50 hands-on exhibits) and, nearby, Kopernick Center (Roberson's newly expanded public observatory, with three observatories and five science labs, designed for young people); focused on astronomy, earth and physical sciences, technology, and computers. Programs for students: At the museum and center: hands-on exhibits; classes; guided tours; field

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials : Lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.287 Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 271-4320 Large center, composed of the Rochester Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Gannett School of Science and Man, and nearby Cumming Nature Center; focused on astronomy, chemistry, and botany, and the earth, space, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the museum and nature center: programs and classes for school groups; self-guided tours. At the Gannett School: classes; workshops; expeditions. At the planetarium: shows. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.288 Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308 (518) 382-7890 General museum with a planetarium, and a 90-acre nature preserve in nearby Niskayuna, N.Y.; emphasis on physics, human perception, space, geology, health, animals, and plants. Programs for students : At the museum and nature center: hands-on exhibits; classes; planetarium programs. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Lending boxes of hands-on materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: Teacher workshops; newsletter. 9.289 Science Museum of Long Island, Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 No. Plandome Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030 (516) 627-9400 Regional science activity center and nature center on a 36-acre wildlife preserve; focused on a broad range of life, physical, and earth sciences and on natural history, ecology, mathematics, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on classes and exhibits; demonstrations; guided tours; field trips; field studies. At schools: hands-on classes; demonstrations for large audiences; portable planetarium; science-on-wheels van. Materials: Loans of live animals and plants. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.290 Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York, 154 Stone St., Watertown, NY 13601 (315) 788-1340 Science and technology center with 35 hands-on exhibits, focused on the physical, life, and earth sciences and technology. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on exhibits; classes (grades K-3 and 4-6); guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials : Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.291 Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 273-2060 General museum for children; emphasis on integrating the performing, visual, literary, and musical arts to teach science content. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.292 Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, 75 Stuyvesant Pl., Staten Island, NY 10301-1998 (718) 727-1135 General museum, with science focus on the life and earth sciences; Davis Education Center nearby. Programs for students: At the museum and center: classes; guided tours; field trips. At the center: environmental education field experiences as a follow-up to introductory lessons in the classroom. At Staten Island schools: outreach programs. Materials : Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops on science content. 9.293 Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 442-3100 Zoo, with a noted reptile collection, an aquarium, tropical forest and African savannah exhibits, and a children's center with domestic farm animals. Programs for students: At the zoo: programs for school groups. At schools: Traveling Zoo. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides and instructional materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Pennsylvania 9.294 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195 (215) 299-1100 Research-based natural history museum, focused on biology, zoology, earth science, geology, paleontology, natural history, and ecology. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours; museum safaris; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibit (Dinosaur Day). Materials: Dinosaur resource guide; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.295 The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 622-3131 Research-based natural history museum, with a discovery room and an educational loan collection of more than 4,000 specimens, artifacts, and thematic kits; emphasis on paleontology, geology, life sciences, archaeology, and anthropology. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; interpretive tours; hands-on learning opportunities. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; thematic kits; curriculum materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service courses on science content and hands-on learning. 9.296 The Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850 (412) 237-3300 Science and technology center, with a planetarium, observatory, Omnimax theater, and computer learning lab. Programs for students: At the center: programs; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.297 Erie Zoo, Erie Zoological Society, 423 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 (814) 864-4091 Zoo with more than 300 animals on 15 acres, with a children's zoo. Programs for students: At the zoo: guided tours; presentations; classes. At schools: hands-on outreach programs, with live animals. Materials : Hands-on activity books; lending boxes with thematic units, materials, and activities; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.298 The Franklin Institute Science Museum, 20th St. & The Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194 (215) 448-1200 World-renowned science and technology museum, with a planetarium, Omniverse theater, discovery theater, and children's museum; covers a broad range of sciences, technology, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive exhibits; self-guided tours; Omniverse films; theater presentations; demonstrations; workshops; long-distance learning linked to museum programming. At schools: assembly programs. Materials: Teacher's guides; hands-on science activity kits; materials for self-guided tours. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; leadership programs. 9.299 Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster, 2380 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-KIDS Museum for children ages 2-10, emphasizing learning by doing, with activities that allow children to explore concepts in the physical sciences, paleontology, and geology, and that promote environmental awareness and conservation. Programs for students: At the museum: eight interactive exhibits. At schools throughout south central Pennsylvania: outreach workshops (grades K3). Materials: Pre-/post-workshop classroom activities. 9.300 The Museum of Scientific Discovery, Strawberry Square, Third and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1819 (717) 233-7969 Science and technology center with discovery labs, a discovery bar for interactive demonstrations, and a tot spot (ages 2-6); emphasizes physics, earth sciences, biology, health, mathematics, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: discovery lab workshops (enhanced field trip workshops); more than 100 participatory presentations and demonstrations; more than 100 interactive exhibits. At schools: outreach assembly programs; hands-on workshops; portable planetarium; Pennsylvania chapter of Science-by-Mail (national student/scientist pen pal program for grades 4-9). Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.301 National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons West, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 323-7235 A zoo for birds—more than 450, representing 225 species—with five discovery stations and a botanical garden. Programs for students: At the aviary: guided/self-guided tours; classes; discovery workshops; bird shows. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit and audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: Environmental discovery workshops and in-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.302 The North Museum of Natural History and Science, Franklin and Marshall College, College and Buchanan Ave., Lancaster, PA 17604-3003 (717) 291-3941 Museum of natural history and science, with a planetarium, herbarium, and hands-on discovery room. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive tours; hands-on exhibits; planetarium shows; field trips; 8-week, award-winning summer science program. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers: Adult education workshops; newsletter. 9.303 Philadelphia Zoological Garden, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196 (215) 243-1100 Zoo and botanical collection on 42 acres, with 1,600 animals representing 500 species, and including two areas designed especially for children-the Treehouse (with simulated animal habitats) and a children's zoo. Programs for students: At the zoo: classes; guided tours; animal demonstrations; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.304 Please Touch Museum, 210 No. 21st St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 963-0667 Museum for children ages 1 to 7, integrating science, arts, and humanities, with science included in all exhibits. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; in-depth presentation of one exhibit with each class visit. At schools: regional outreach programs. Materials : Traveling trunks containing an extensive manual and 2 weeks' worth of books, artifacts, games, and other materials, for shipment anywhere in the United States; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service training on hands-on learning and teaching science in early elementary grades. 9.305 Wagner Free Institute of Science, Montgomery Ave. and 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19121 (215) 763-6529 Historic museum, focused primarily on natural history, geology, and paleontology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on classes; guided tours; lectures. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers: Courses, lectures, and workshops on science; in-service workshops on hands-on learning; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science NEW ENGLAND REGION Connecticut 9.306 Connecticut Audubon Society, 118 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106 (203) 527-8737 Statewide organization operating Hartford Environmental Center, an environmental education center; Fairfield Nature Center and Birdcraft Museum, both in Fairfield; Holland Brook Nature Center in Glastonbury; a seacoast facility in Milford; and 16 other sites for field-study activities; emphasis on environmental education. Programs for students : At the nature centers: classes; programs; field studies. At the museum: classes; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual materials (from the museum). Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.307 The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 372-3521 Museum focusing on the physical sciences and the arts, with a planetarium and a Challenger Learning Center. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; classes for school groups. At schools: participatory programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.308 Lutz Children's Museum, 247 So. Main St., Manchester, CT 06040 (203) 643-0949 Children's museum, primarily for the elementary grades, covering science and natural history, as well as art, history, and social studies. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; guided tours; field trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: For loan: more than 100 teacher kits on various science topics, many with teacher's guides and lesson plans; catalogs of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on hands-on learning; workshops on national hands-on science programs; newsletter. 9.309 The Maritime Center at Norwalk, 10 No. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 852-0700 Aquarium and maritime history museum with an IMAX theater, a primary participant in the JASON Project and The Voyage of the Mimi; focused on marine and environmental sciences and ecology. Programs for students : At the center: hands-on exhibits; classes; JASON-and Mimi-related programs; guided/self-guided tours; ecology cruises; coastal field programs. At schools: outreach programs with hands-on activities. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; loans of live animals and plants; audiovisual and supplemental materials; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; teacher resource room; newsletter. 9.310 Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997 (203) 572-5955 Aquarium and marine-life museum with a marine theater. Programs for students: At the aquarium: hands-on exhibits; guided tours. At the aquarium and at schools within a 75-mile radius: 36 classes (grades PreK-6), also offered as outreach programs. At field sites (salt marshes and estuary): field study programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes/kits; teacher's guides; pre-/during/postvisit activity kits; fact sheets and research updates; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning, at the aquarium, at schools, and in the field. 9.311 Science Center of Connecticut, 950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, CT 06119 (203) 231-2824 Science and technology museum, with a planetarium, a center with live animals, and an affiliated nature center; focused on life, environmental, earth, and physical sciences and engineering. Programs for students : At the center: hands-on exhibits; classes; field studies; field trips. At schools: hands-on classes; assembly programs; traveling physics-discovery room. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers : In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning at the museum or at schools; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Maine 9.312 The Children's Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, ME 04101 (207) 828-1234 Children's museum with a computer lab and a hands-on science bar, serving children ages 1-14, with an interdisciplinary approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities, placing special focus on science. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; demonstrations; after-school curriculum program; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; supplemental activities. Education and support for teachers : In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.313 Maine State Museum, State House Station 83, Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 289-2301 Regional museum serving as a repository for the historic and prehistoric evidence of Maine's past, with science programs and exhibits emphasizing natural history, paleontology, engineering, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours. Materials: Loans of archaeological artifacts. Education and support for teachers: Upon request, additional information on science-related topics covered in museum exhibits. 9.314 Mount Desert Oceanarium, Clark Point Rd., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 (207) 244-7330 Oceanarium, lobster museum, and lobster hatchery and marsh walk, located at three sites near one another, emphasizing marine life, natural history, aquaculture, and commercial fishing in Maine. Programs for students: At the sites: programs; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Massachusetts 9.315 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 (508) 896-3867 Museum with an aquarium, a nature and conservation center, and a trail system traversing woodlands, salt marsh, beach, and tidal estuaries; emphasis on natural history, with a strong Cape Cod focus. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours; field trips. At schools: school/after-school programs; hands-on exhibits. Materials : Loans of science-enrichment kits; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on natural history topics and hands-on learning; instructional materials; newsletter. 9.316 The Children's Museum, Museum Wharf, 300 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210-1034 (617) 426-6500 Children's museum with strong physical and life science components; produces exhibits that travel to other science/discovery museums, demonstrating principles of physical science with everyday objects. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; multimedia kits on more than 25 topics in natural history and physical science; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.317 Children's Museum at Holyoke, 444 Dwight St., Holyoke, MA 01040 (413) 536-5437 Children's museum, integrating areas of science, art, and society, with science emphasis on physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; self-guided tours; programs for school groups; after-school programs. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual and supplemental materials. Education and support for teachers: Summer workshops on science content; in-service education on science activity kits; workshops on special exhibits; newsletter. 9.318 The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton, MA 01720 (508) 264-4200 Complex with two museums: the Children's Discovery Museum for preschoolers, devoted to ''learning through play," and the Science Discovery Museum for school-age children, consisting of hands-on interactive exhibits focused on earth science, physics, nature, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the preschoolers' museum: parent/child workshops. At schools: inquiry-based science outreach programs. At both museums: classes and special programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.319 Harvard Museums of Cultural and Natural History, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-3045 Four university museums of international renown: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Botanical Museum, and Mineralogical Museum. Programs for students: At the museums: guided tours; hands-on exhibits; hour-long programs for school groups on themes suggested by exhibited materials. At schools: nationally broadcast educational telecom program. Education and support for teachers: At a school's request: in-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.320 Museum of Science, Boston, Science Park, Boston, MA 021141099 (617) 589-0100 Renowned museum, housing 400 permanent exhibits on the process of science and on natural history and the physical sciences, with three staffed discovery spaces, a planetarium, an OMNI theater, and the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaf generator. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; demonstrations; more than 25 programs for school groups; science theater presentations; Science-by-Mail (national student/scientist pen pal program for grades 4-9). At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Science kits on 16 topics; computer-based materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 9.321 New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 021103399 (617) 973-5200 Aquarium with an education center featuring two learning galleries, a wet lab, and an aquarium library; focused on aquatic education and conservation. Programs for students: At the aquarium: guided tours; demonstrations; whale-watch trips; exploration of local marine life by boat. At schools: assemblies; class programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual and supplemental materials; teaching kits. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; information service; teacher resource center; newsletter. 9.322 New England Science Center, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 791-9211 Museum and wildlife center focused on environmental science, earth systems, and global change, with an observatory, a planetarium/omnisphere, a telecommunications center, a children's discovery room, and more than 100 animals (27 species) and 60 acres that include nature trails, streams, ponds, and wetlands areas. Programs for students: At the center: classes; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs, including semester or year-long collaborative programs. Materials: Teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; library. 9.323 Springfield Science Museum, 236 State St., Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 733-1194 Regional museum with 10 exhibit halls, including an exploration center; focused on natural history, physical science, and anthropology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; participatory day-trip programs; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, including a portable planetarium. Materials: 25 enrichment activity kits for rent; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service seminars and workshops on science content and hands-on learning. New Hampshire 9.324 Audubon Society of New Hampshire, 3 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301-8200 (603) 224-9909 Organization that operates Audubon House in Concord, N.H., Paradise Point Nature Center in Hebron, N.H., dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Antrim, N.H., Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H., and more than 50 other wildlife sanctuaries, critical habitat areas, and easements throughout the state. Programs for students: At Audubon House: hands-on exhibits; classes; field trips. At schools: extensive, participatory, environmental education programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials for loan. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning, some on national programs, some at teachers' schools, many in summer; instructional materials; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science 9.325 Seacoast Science Center, Rte. 1A, at Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870 (603) 436-8043 Aquarium and environmental education center at a 300-acre park featuring seven distinct habitats; focused on marine and coastal biology, natural sciences, and cultural history. Programs for students: At the center: outdoor classes; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, with live animals. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides with activities for classes at the center; pre-/postvisit activities. Education and support for teachers: Seasonal workshops; newsletter. Rhode Island 9.326 Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917 (401) 949-5454 Headquarters for a 78-acre habitat area and four wildlife refuges, and location of the Teacher Resource Center, a statewide lending library of environmental materials. Programs for students: At refuges and at schools: field trip programs led by Audubon educators. At schools: hands-on outreach programs. Materials: Lending boxes; hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials; magazine for students. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; magazine. 9.327 Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI 02907-3600 (401) 785-9450 Natural history museum, with a planetarium, an education center, and a marine invertebrate touch tank; focused on environmental, life, earth, and space sciences, and astronomy. Programs for students: At the museum: planetarium programs; interactive gallery tours; auditorium presentations; hands-on exhibits. Materials: Gallery guide; natural history loan kits. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on astronomy and on hands-on learning. 9.328 Roger Williams Park Zoo, Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02905 (401) 785-3510 One of America's first zoos, with more than 700 live animals on 35 acres in naturalistic settings; emphasis on nature conservation, with an active research and breeding program. Programs for students : At the zoo: tours. At schools: zoomobile visits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit activities for students and teachers. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; field trips. Vermont 9.329 The Discovery Museum, 51 Park St., Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 878-8687 Science museum for grades K-12, with a planetarium and a 1950s-style diner in which students participate in hands-on experiments; emphasis on the physical, natural, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: participatory exhibits; classes and workshops; guided tours; planetarium shows; field trips. At schools: classroom workshops and experiments. Materials: Lending kits with hands-on materials; supplemental activities; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: Teacher training sessions; newsletter. 9.330 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Main and Prospect, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 (802) 748-2372 General museum and planetarium, also including the Northern New England Weather Center, and offering instructional programs in biology, ecology, meteorology, astronomy, geology, and physics. Programs for students : At the museum: hands-on natural history exhibits; classes. At field study sites: programs. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Lending boxes of hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers : In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; lending library of science materials. 9.331 Montshire Museum of Science, Montshire Rd., Norwich, VT 05055 (802) 649-2200 Science museum and education center, with 100 acres of woodland and trails along the Connecticut River; focused on the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: workshops; classes; self-guided tours; hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. At schools: hands-on exhibits; portable planetarium; rent-a-scientist programs. Materials: Teacher's guides; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops and courses on science content and hands-on learning.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CANADA 9.332 National Museum of Science and Technology, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 5A3 (613) 991-3044 Science and technology museum, emphasizing physical and space sciences, computers, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; programs for school groups. Materials: Teacher's guides; audiovisual materials; pre-/postvisit materials and activity sheets available to program participants; catalog of materials. Edu cation and support for teachers: In-service workshops on hands-on learning. 9.333 Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3C 1T3 (416) 429-4100 Renowned science center, with a Challenger Learning Center and numerous hands-on exhibits focused on the life, physical, earth, and space sciences. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on participatory workshops; presentations to school groups; and hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.334 Saskatchewan Science Centre, Winnipeg St. and Wascana Dr., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 3M3 (306) 791-7900 Science center in two facilities: an IMAX theater and a Powerhouse of Discovery with more than 80 hands-on exhibits; emphasis on the physical, life, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the center: shows; demonstrations; programs for school groups; table-top science experiences; workshops. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.335 The Science Centre, 701 11th St., S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2C4 (403) 221-3700 Science museum, including a multimedia science theater with Digistar projector, exhibit halls, and a science demonstration area. Programs for students: At the center: science demonstrations; hands-on exhibits; science theater presentations; multimedia shows; science/technology competitions. At schools: inflatable planetarium. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshop on hands-on science associated with exhibits and multimedia shows. 9.336 Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 5S9 (705) 522-3701 Northern Ontario's original science center, with an IMAX theater, nickel mine, fossil lab, and solar telescope; focused on the physical, life, earth, space, environmental, and information sciences, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: classes; hands-on exhibits; field trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Lending boxes of hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 9.337 SCIENCE WORLD British Columbia, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6A 3Z7 (604) 687-8414 Science center with an Omnimax theater, emphasizing all the sciences, technology, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the center: interactive displays; shows; demonstrations; workshops. At schools throughout British Columbia: science presentations and hands-on displays. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; traveling discovery boxes; pre-/postvisit, audiovisual, and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and process skills; orientation evenings before class visits; lecture series; newsletter. 9.338 Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's Pacific National Aquarium, in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 3X8 (604) 685-3364 Canada's Pacific National Aquarium, focused on the conservation of aquatic life. Programs for students: At the aquarium: guided tours; hands-on exhibits; field trips; curriculum-based programs. At schools: aquavan; speakers bureau. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher resource manual and pre-/postvisit materials with each formal on-site program. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on marine biology and hands-on learning; newsletter.