Title: Survival of science centres in New Zealand: what we can learn

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003115

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.5, pp.490-500

Published online: 11 Jul 2003 *

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