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National Study Highlights That Visits to Science Centers Can Best Predict Youth and Adult Interest in Science

Category: Science Centers
A science lab with potions and other scientific instruments. A scientist with a lab coat is consulting with a colleague.

This article shares top findings from the Multi-Institutional Science Center Effects Study (MISCES), a recent national research study conducted by Arizona Science Center, The Franklin Institute, and the California Science Center which examined how youth and adults engage with science. 

“The MISCES study shows us how science and technology centers can play a critical role in creating a STEM literate society. While schools are one important part of the equation of how students learn science, science centers can provide the rest of that solution, equipping students, parents, and teachers with the opportunities to bring science to life.”

-Chevy Humphrey, chief executive officer of Arizona Science Center

Phoenix, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arizona Science Center, along with The Franklin Institute and the California Science Center, released the results from their national research study, which found that visits to science centers were the only type of science learning experience that consistently inspired both youth and adult interest in science.

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