Authors: Brian Taylor
Addresses: Science Alive!, The New Zealand Science Centre, Box 40020, Christchurch, New Zealand
Abstract: The effectiveness with which science and technology centres are able to popularise science and technology is dependent on a medley of factors. Especially in regions of low population base, the necessary critical mass of visits may not be easily attainable in the face of inadequate funding, and this affects the very survival of these centres. The experience of Science Alive!, a science centre in New Zealand, provides a case study of how these constraints can be circumvented though the implementation of some bold initiatives
Keywords: science and technology centres; public understanding of science, New Zealand.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.5, pp.490-500
Published online: 11 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article