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junko.yoshida
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Funding issues
junko.yoshida   7/31/2014 9:04:02 PM
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@wilber, I can feel your excitement, as you metion " pendulum balls, tube water oscillation, bubble traps were just amazing." I am totally with you.

One of the things I noticed, though, is that as much as we all love those museums, most of them are struggling to raise funds.

As with anything, funding is critical...many look for partnerships with universities, corporate sponsorships and even working with the local "Makers' moevement." I wish we could do more. 

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Re: Kid-Friendly Science Museums...
Susan Rambo   7/31/2014 7:40:29 PM
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Hi Karen, next time I'm in Boston, I'd like to check out MIT Museum (hint, hint).

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Susan Rambo   7/31/2014 7:39:20 PM
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Lawrence Hall of Science gets my vote, too. I used to go there as a kid. Definitely beautiful up there. When I was a kid, we'd see the planterium show. I'm not sure if they still have that.

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docdivakar   7/31/2014 5:06:48 PM
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@Kfield: I didn't realize you are one of the contributors to this story, thanks for good work!

Ditto on campus science museums, I have been to Lawrence Berkeley museum on the hilltop about 5 times now; the view of the SF bay is unparalleled, an added perk to visit the museum:

www.lawrencehallofscience.org

MP Divakar

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kfield   7/31/2014 4:06:04 PM
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@docdivakar "I have been to many of these and have membership in CHM. I never get bored to revisit any of these museums."

Agreed! I went to the MIT Museum to report on this aritcle, intending to just pop in, and wound up spending a couple of hours!!!

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Re: Children's Science Museums
wilber_xbox   7/31/2014 2:58:39 PM
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@Rickdoherty, this is a great list of museums in US. Thanks for sharing.

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wilber_xbox   7/31/2014 2:56:52 PM
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I still remember my trip to Science museum quite a while ago as the experiments on display were no less than pure magic. Things like pendulum balls, tube water oscillation, bubble traps were just amazing.

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
KB6NU   7/31/2014 2:36:46 PM
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One fine museum that you missed is the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (www.aahom.org). Both kids and adults love it. I'm partial to it because I am the station manager for the museum's amateur radio station, WA2HOM.

73, Dan KB6NU

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Re: What's your favorite kid-friendly science museum?
junko.yoshida   7/31/2014 11:38:42 AM
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@Astronut0, great to hear that! Because I think one of our editors actually recently visited there and we will be rolling out a special slideshow on that one soon, according to my well-placed sources.

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Chabot Space Science Center
junko.yoshida   7/31/2014 11:35:56 AM
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@Susan, this is absolutely a gem! I lived in the Bay Area for almost 10 years, and I never knew about this place! Besides the story about the city of Oakland used keep their own time is such an interesting piece of history! Next time when I come back to the area, I am definitely going there!

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