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What Museums and Science Centers Offer

Many museums have broad, updated resources that some schools do not have. They often also offer informal, interactive activities that complement local course curriculum. They offer a non-threatening, friendly environment where adults and students can explore without fear of being wrong, or admitting what they don't know.

Some museums and science centers also offer weekend or summer programs for precollege students, and some also offer programs for teachers, including lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom.  Many offer hands on experiences for exploring science, mathematics, engineering, computing, healthcare, and medicine or health applications.  The following are some examples in California -- be sure to see what resources they have for you!

California Museums and Science Centers

Bakersfield Adventures for the Mind
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
California Academy of Sciences
Science Center
Castle Science & Technology Center
Space & Science Center
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Museum at La Habra
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education
The Discovery Center for Science and Technology
Discovery Museum, Sacramento
Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana
Explorit Science Center, Davis
Gateway Science Museum, Chico
Humboldt State University Natural History Museum
Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Kern County Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum
Lawrence Hall of Science
Lindsay Wildlife Museum

National Ag Science Center
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Randall Museum
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
San Diego Natural History Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
The Tech Museum
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Bay Model Visitor Center
World of Wonders Science Museum
Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum




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