Association of Science and Technology Centers
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals. Through strategic alliances and global partnerships, ASTC also supports science centers and museums in proactively addressing critical societal issues, locally and globally, where understanding of and engagement with science are essential. ASTC provides professional development, promotes best practices, supports effective communication, strengthens the position of informal science education within the community at large, and fosters the creation of successful partnerships and collaborations.