The Impact of Science and Discovery Centres: A review of worldwide studies (2008)
It follows the previous work (Garnett, 2001). This review summarises and highlights research focused on the impact of science and technology museums, and a variety of science centres, (referred to collectively as Science & Discovery Centres).
Comparable evidence from the informal learning sector as a whole including the arts, heritage and cultural sectors has also been included, where relevant. The review specifically pays attention to research evidences that support how Science & Discovery Centres help create memorable learning experiences which can have a lasting impact on attitudes and behaviour, increase visitors’ knowledge and understanding of science; promote trust and understanding between the public and the scientific community and, have an economic impact.
European Network of Science Centres and Museums (ECSITE) UK, The Impact of Science and Discovery Centres A review of world wide studies. (2008).