CHAPTER 10
MUSEUMS AND OTHER PLACES TO VISIT

Complete Regional Listing

PACIFIC REGION
10.1 Alaska

The Imaginarium: A Science Discovery Center (Anchorage)

Pratt Museum (Homer)

University of Alaska Museum (Fairbanks)

10.2 California

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro)

California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)

California Museum of Science and Industry (Los Angeles)

Carter House Natural Science Museum (Redding)

Chabot Observatory and Science Center (Oakland)

Chaffee Zoological Garden (Fresno)

Chula Vista Nature Center (Chula Vista)

Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education (San Mateo)

Discovery Museum Learning Center (Sacramento)

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Watsonville)

The Exploratorium (San Francisco)

Explorit! Science Center (Davis)

Fresno Metropolitan Museum (Fresno)

Hall of Health (Berkeley)

Hi-Desert Nature Museum (Yucca Valley)

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California (Berkeley)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore)

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (Walnut Creek)

The Living Desert (Palm Desert)

Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center (Bakersfield)

Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles)

Marine World-Africa USA (Vallejo)

Maturango Museum of the Indian Wells Valley (Ridgecrest)

Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey)

Museum of Paleontology, University of California (Berkeley)

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles)

Oakland Museum of California (Oakland)

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (Pacific Grove)

Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs)

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Colleges (Claremont)

Randall Museum (San Francisco)

Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center (San Diego)

Sacramento Zoo (Sacramento)

Sanborn Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (Saratoga)

San Diego Aerospace Museum (San Diego)



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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science CHAPTER 10 MUSEUMS AND OTHER PLACES TO VISIT Complete Regional Listing PACIFIC REGION 10.1 Alaska The Imaginarium: A Science Discovery Center (Anchorage) Pratt Museum (Homer) University of Alaska Museum (Fairbanks) 10.2 California Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro) California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) California Museum of Science and Industry (Los Angeles) Carter House Natural Science Museum (Redding) Chabot Observatory and Science Center (Oakland) Chaffee Zoological Garden (Fresno) Chula Vista Nature Center (Chula Vista) Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education (San Mateo) Discovery Museum Learning Center (Sacramento) Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Watsonville) The Exploratorium (San Francisco) Explorit! Science Center (Davis) Fresno Metropolitan Museum (Fresno) Hall of Health (Berkeley) Hi-Desert Nature Museum (Yucca Valley) Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California (Berkeley) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) Lindsay Wildlife Museum (Walnut Creek) The Living Desert (Palm Desert) Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center (Bakersfield) Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles) Marine World-Africa USA (Vallejo) Maturango Museum of the Indian Wells Valley (Ridgecrest) Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey) Museum of Paleontology, University of California (Berkeley) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles) Oakland Museum of California (Oakland) Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (Pacific Grove) Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Colleges (Claremont) Randall Museum (San Francisco) Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center (San Diego) Sacramento Zoo (Sacramento) Sanborn Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (Saratoga) San Diego Aerospace Museum (San Diego)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science Engaging in hands-on inquiry at a museum

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science ABOUT THE "COMPLETE REGIONAL LISTING" The "Complete Regional Listing" provides the names and locations (city and state) of about 550 facilities in the United States and several in Canada. The "Part 4 Overview" lists the criteria used in the selection of these facilities (see p. 307). • It is divided into nine geographical regions, arranged in a roughly west-to-east array, as shown on the map in this box. • The states within each region are listed alphabetically; each state in the "Complete Regional Listing" has an entry number—e.g., 10.1 for Alaska. • The facilities in each state are arranged alphabetically. • Facilities whose names appear in boldface type in the "Complete Regional Listing" are annotated in the second section of chapter 10—the "Select Annotated Listing," on pages 320-71. Following is a list of the nine regions and the states in each. The entry number for each state is given in parentheses after its name. • Pacific Region Alaska (10.1) California (10.2) Hawaii (10.3) Oregon (10.4) Washington (10.5)   • Mountain Region Arizona (10.6) Colorado (10.7) Idaho (10.8) Montana (10.9) Nevada (10.10) New Mexico (10.11) Utah (10.12) Wyoming (10.13) • Great Plains/Midwest Region Iowa (10.14) Kansas (10.15) Minnesota (10.16) Missouri (10.17) Nebraska (10.18) North Dakota (10.19) South Dakota (10.20) • Great Lakes Region Illinois (10.25) Indiana (10.26) Michigan (10.27) Ohio (10.28) Wisconsin (10.29) • Middle Atlantic Region Delaware (10.40) District of Columbia (10.41) Maryland (10.42) New Jersey (10.43) New York (10.44) Pennsylvania (10.45) • South Central Region Arkansas (10.21) Louisiana (10.22) Oklahoma (10.23) Texas (10.24) • Southeast Region Alabama (10.30) Florida (10.31) Georgia (10.32) Kentucky (10.33) Mississippi (10.34) North Carolina (10.35) South Carolina (10.36) Tennessee (10.37) Virginia (10.38) West Virginia (10.39) • New England Region Connecticut (10.46) Maine (10.47) Massachusetts (10.48) New Hampshire (10.49) Rhode Island (10.50) Vermont (10.51)     • Canada Canadian Provinces (10.52) Readers will note that the series of entry numbers in the "Complete Regional Listing" continues without interruption into the "Select Annotated Listing," where each institution has its own entry number.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego) San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park (San Diego) San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Sausalito) San Francisco Zoological Gardens (San Francisco) Santa Ana Zoo (Santa Ana) Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Santa Barbara) Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Santa Barbara) Sea World of California (San Diego) Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla) Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose) Vasona Discovery Center (Youth Science Institute) (Los Gatos) 10.3 Hawaii Bishop Museum (Honolulu) Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Island of Hawaii) Sea Life Park Hawaii (Waimanalo) Waikiki Aquarium, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) 10.4 Oregon Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History (Roseburg) High Desert Museum (Bend) Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center Aquarium (Newport) Metro Washington Park Zoo (Portland) Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland) Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History (Ashland) Wildlife Safari (Winston) Willamette Science and Technology Center (Eugene) World Forestry Center (Portland) 10.5 Washington The Burke Museum (Seattle) Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (Richland) LifeTrek—Northwest Museum of Health and Science (Spokane) Marine Science Society of the Pacific Northwest (Poulsbo) Mt. Rainier National Park (Ashford) Museum of Flight (Seattle) North Cascades Institute (Sedro-Woolley) Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Eatonville) Pacific Science Center (Seattle) Seattle Aquarium (Seattle) Woodland Park Zoological Gardens (Seattle) MOUNTAIN REGION 10.6 Arizona Arizona Science Center (Phoenix) Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson) Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix) Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, University of Arizona (Tucson) Kitt Peak Museum (Tucson) Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff) Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix) Pima Air and Space Museum (Tucson) 10.7 Colorado Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Park (Colorado Springs) Children's Museum of Denver (Denver) Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (Golden) Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver) Denver Museum of Natural History (Denver) Denver Zoological Gardens (Denver) Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Florissant) Hall of Life (Denver) May Natural History Museum and Museum of Space Exploration (Colorado Springs) Museum of Western Colorado (Grand Junction) National Center for Atmospheric Research (Boulder) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden) Pueblo Zoo (Pueblo) Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park) University of Colorado Museum (Boulder) 10.8 Idaho Discovery Center of Idaho (Boise) Idaho Museu of Natural History, Idaho State University (Pocatello) 10.9 Montana Glacier National Park (West Glacier) Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University (Bozeman) 10.10 Nevada Fleischmann Planetarium (Reno) Great Basin National Park (Baker) Lied Discovery Children's Museum (Las Vegas) 10.11 New Mexico Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos) Explora Science Center and Childrens Museum of Albuquerque (Albuquerque) Las Cruces Museum of Natural History (Las Cruces) New Mexico Bureau of Mines Mineral Museum (Socorro) New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque) Rio Grande Zoological Park (Albuquerque) Santa Fe Children's Museum (Santa Fe) The Space Center (Alamogordo)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.12 Utah Canyonlands Field Institute (Moab) College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum (Price) Hansen Planetarium (Salt Lake City) Hogle Zoological Garden (Salt Lake City) Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University (Provo) Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah (Salt Lake City) 10.13 Wyoming Greybull Museum (Greybull) GREAT PLAINS/ MIDWEST REGION 10.14 Iowa Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Grout Museums (Waterloo) Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines) Science Station (Cedar Rapids) University of Iowa Museum of Natural History (Iowa City) 10.15 Kansas Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (Hutchinson) Kansas Learning Center for Health (Halstead) Kauffman Museum, Bethel College (North Newton) KU Natural History Museum, University of Kansas (Lawrence) Lake Afton Public Observatory, Wichita State University (Wichita) Lee Richardson Zoo (Garden City) Pratt Wildlife Center and Aquarium (Pratt) Topeka Zoological Park (Topeka) 10.16 Minnesota The Bakken: A Library and Museum of Electricity in Life (Minneapolis) Bell Museum of Natural History (See James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History) Headwaters Science Center (Bemidji) James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History (Minneapolis) Minnesota Zoological Garden (Apple Valley) Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) 10.17 Missouri Dickerson Park Zoo (Springfield) Discovery Center (Springfield) Kansas City Museum (Kansas City) Kansas City Zoological Gardens (Kansas City) The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum (St. Louis) Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis) St. Louis Science Center (St. Louis) St. Louis Zoological Park (St. Louis) U.S. Army Engineer Museum (Fort Leonard Wood) 10.18 Nebraska Folsom Children's Zoo and Botanical Garden (Lincoln) Hastings Museum (Hastings) Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha) Neale Woods Nature Center (Omaha) Omaha Children's Museum (Omaha) Pioneers Park Nature Center (Lincoln) University of Nebraska State Museum (Lincoln) 10.19 North Dakota Dakota Zoo (Bismarck) Gateway to Science Center (Bismarck) Roosevelt Park Zoo (Minot) 10.20 South Dakota Badlands National Park (Interior) South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium (Pierre) Wind Cave National Park (Hot Springs) SOUTH CENTRAL REGION 10.21 Arkansas Arkansas Museum of Science and History (Little Rock) Little Rock Zoological Gardens (Little Rock) Logoly State Park (McNeil) Mid-America Museum (Hot Springs) 10.22 Louisiana Alexandria Zoological Park (Alexandria) Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans) Audubon Zoological Garden (New Orleans) Children's Museum of Lake Charles (Lake Charles) Greater Baton Rouge Zoo (Baker) Louisiana Arts and Science Center (Baton Rouge) Louisiana Nature Center (New Orleans) Sci-Port Discovery Center (Shreveport) Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park (Shreveport) 10.23 Oklahoma Harmon Science Center (Tulsa) Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum of Omniplex (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma (Norman) Tulsa Zoological Park (Tulsa)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.24 Texas Abilene Zoological Gardens (Abilene) Armand Bayou Nature Center (Houston) Big Thicket National Preserve (Beaumont) Caldwell Zoo (Tyler) Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso) Children's Museum of Houston (Houston) Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (Corpus Christi) Dallas Aquarium (Dallas) Dallas Museum of Natural History (Dallas) Dallas Zoo (Dallas) Don Harrington Discovery Center (Amarillo) El Paso Zoo (El Paso) Environmental Science Center (Houston) Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Fort Worth) Fort Worth Zoological Park (Fort Worth) Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose) Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney) Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston) Houston Zoological Gardens (Houston) Insights—El Paso Science Center (El Paso) McAllen International Museum (McAllen) McDonald Observatory Visitors Center (Fort Davis) Museum of the Southwest (Midland) National Wildflower Research Center (Austin) San Antonio Botanical Center (San Antonio) San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium (San Antonio) The Science Place, Southwest Museum of Science and Technology (Dallas) Science Spectrum (Lubbock) Sea World of Texas (San Antonio) Space Center Houston (Houston) Strecker Museum (Waco) Texas Energy Museum (Beaumont) Welder Wildlife Foundation (Sinton) Witte Museum (San Antonio) GREAT LAKES REGION 10.25 Illinois Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (Chicago) Brookfield Zoo (See Chicago Zoological Park) Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe) Chicago Children's Museum (Chicago) Chicago Zoological Park (Brookfield Zoo) (Brookfield) Discovery Center Museum (Rockford) Fermilab Lederman Science Education Center (Batavia) The Field Museum (Chicago) Henson Robinson Zoo (Springfield) Illinois State Museum (Springfield) International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago) John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago) Jurica Nature Museum (Lisle) Kampsville Archaeological Museum (Kampsville) Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (Peoria) Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens (Chicago) Morton Arboretum (Lisle) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) Nature Museum, Chicago Academy of Sciences (Chicago) SciTech—Science and Technology Interactive Center (Aurora) Shedd Aquarium (See John G. Shedd Aquarium) 10.26 Indiana Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis) Evansville Museum of Arts and Science (Evansville) Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (Fort Wayne) Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis) Mesker Park Zoo (Evansville) Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) 10.27 Michigan Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University (East Lansing) Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Ann Arbor) Belle Isle Nature Center (Detroit) Binder Park Zoo (Battle Creek) Chippewa Nature Center (Midland) Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills) Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak) Fernwood Botanic Garden (Niles) Gerald E. Eddy Geology Center (Chelsea) Hall of Ideas, Midland Center for the Arts (Midland) Impression 5 Science Center (Lansing) John Ball Zoological Garden (Grand Rapids) Kalamazoo Valley Museum (Kalamazoo) Kingman Museum of Natural History (Battle Creek) Michigan Space and Science Center, Jackson Community College (Jackson) Michigan State University Museum (East Lansing) Muskegon County Museum (Muskegon) Nichols Arboretum (Ann Arbor) Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center (Flat Rock) Potter Park Zoo (Lansing) Robert T. Longway Planetarium (Flint) Sarett Nature Center (Benton Harbor) Sloan Museum (Flint) Southwestern Michigan College Museum (Dowagiac)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.28 Ohio Akron Zoological Park (Akron) Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm (Dayton) Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Cincinnati) Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (Cincinnati) Cleveland Botanical Garden (Cleveland) Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Education Division (Garfield Heights) Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (Cleveland) Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland) Columbus Zoological Park (Powell) COSI/Columbus—Ohio's Center Of Science and Industry (Columbus) COSI Toledo (Toledo) Dayton Museum of Discovery (Dayton) Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland) Holden Arboretum (Kirtland) Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (Bay Village) McKinley Museum of History, Science and Industry (Canton) Orton Geological Museum, Ohio State University (Columbus) Rainbow Children's Museum (Cleveland) Sea World of Ohio (Aurora) Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland) Trailside Nature Center and Museum (Cincinnati) University of Toledo SciMaTEC (Toledo) Wilderness Center (Wilmot) 10.29 Wisconsin Discovery World (Milwaukee) International Crane Foundation (Baraboo) Madison Children's Museum (Madison) Milwaukee County Zoo (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Public Museum (Milwaukee) Museum of Natural History (Stevens Point) University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (Madison) SOUTHEAST REGION 10.30 Alabama Alabama Mining Museum (Dora) Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Anniston Museum of Natural History (Anniston) Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Birmingham) Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham) Children's Hands-On Museum (Tuscaloosa) Exploreum Museum of Science (Mobile) George Washington Carver Museum (Tuskegee Institute) Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama (McCalla) McWane Center (Birmingham) U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville) 10.31 Florida Astronaut Memorial Space Science Center (Cocoa) Biscayne National Park (Homestead) Brevard Museum (Cocoa) Children's Science Center (Cape Coral) Discovery Science Center (Ocala) Dolphin Research Center (Grassy Key) Florida Aquarium (Tampa) Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (Gainesville) Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium (Fort Myers) Great Explorations, The Hands On Museum (St. Petersburg) Gulf Coast World of Science (Sarasota) Gulf Islands National Seashore (Gulf Breeze) Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium (Miami) Mote Marine Laboratory/Aquarium (Sarasota) Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach) Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale) Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys (Marathon) Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville (Jacksonville) Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa) Orlando Science Center (Orlando) Science Center of Pinellas County (St. Petersburg) Sea World of Florida (Orlando) Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center (Ocala) South Florida Science Museum (West Palm Beach) 10.32 Georgia Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta) Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta) Georgia Southern University Museum (Statesboro) Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon) National Science Center (Fort Gordon) Oatland Island Education Center (Savannah) Savannah Science Museum (Savannah) SciTrek—The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta (Atlanta) University of Georgia Museum of Natural History (Athens) Zoo Atlanta (Atlanta)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.33 Kentucky Hardin Planetarium (Bowling Green) John James Audubon Museum (Henderson) Living Arts and Science Center (Lexington) Louisville Science Center (Louisville) Louisville Zoological Garden (Louisville) 10.34 Mississippi J. L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium (Biloxi) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson) Russell C. Davis Planetarium (Jackson) University Museums, The University of Mississippi (University) 10.35 North Carolina Arts and Science Center (Statesville) Catawba Science Center (Hickory) Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum (Asheville) Discovery Place (Charlotte) Harris Visitors Center, Carolina Power and Light Company (New Hill) The Health Adventure (Asheville) Imagination Station (Wilson) Morehead Planetarium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill) Natural Science Center of Greensboro (Greensboro) North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach) North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (Atlantic Beach) North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (Manteo) North Carolina Maritime Museum (Beaufort) North Carolina Museum of Life and Science (Durham) North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh) North Carolina Zoological Park (Asheboro) Piedmont Environmental Center (High Point) Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site (Stanfield) Rocky Mount Children's Museum (Rocky Mount) Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Gastonia) SciWorks—The Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County (Winston-Salem) Western North Carolina Nature Center (Asheville) 10.36 South Carolina Charleston Museum (Charleston) Greenville Zoo (Greenville) Museum of York County (Rock Hill) Riverbanks Zoological Park (Columbia) Roper Mountain Science Center (Greenville) South Carolina Botanical Garden (Clemson) South Carolina State Museum (Columbia) The World of Energy at Keowee-Toxaway (Seneca) 10.37 Tennessee American Museum of Science and Energy (Oak Ridge) Cumberland Science Museum (Nashville) Grassmere Wildlife Park (Nashville) Hands On! Regional Museum (Johnson City) Knoxville Zoological Gardens (Knoxville) Lichterman Nature Center (Memphis) Memphis Museum System (Memphis) Memphis Zoo and Aquarium (Memphis) 10.38 Virginia D. Ralph Hostetter Museum of Natural History (Harrisonburg) Leander J. McCormick Observatory (Charlottesville) M. T. Brackbill Planetarium (Harrisonburg) Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk) Orland E. White Arboretum (Boyce) Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond) Science Museum of Western Virginia (Roanoke) Virginia Air and Space Center and Hampton Roads History Center (Hampton) Virginia Living Museum (Newport News) Virginia Marine Science Museum (Virginia Beach) Virginia Museum of Natural History (Martinsville) Virginia Museum of Transportation (Roanoke) Virginia Zoological Park (Norfolk) 10.39 West Virginia Good Children's Zoo (Wheeling) Sunrise Museum (Charleston) MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION 10.40 Delaware Brandywine Zoo (Wilmington) Delaware Museum of Natural History (Wilmington) Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington) 10.41 District of Columbia Capital Children's Museum (Washington, D.C.) Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C.) National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Aquarium (Washington, D.C.)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Museum of Health and Medicine (Washington, D.C.) National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) 10.42 Maryland Baltimore Zoo (Baltimore) Brookside Gardens (Wheaton) Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) Carrie Weedon Natural Science Museum (Annapolis) Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (Chesapeake Beach) Columbus Center (Baltimore) Historical Electronics Museum (Baltimore) Howard B. Owens Science Center (Lanham) Maryland Science Center (Baltimore) National Aquarium in Baltimore (Baltimore) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater) 30th Street Nature Center (Mt. Rainier) Watkins Nature Center (Upper Marlboro) 10.43 New Jersey Bergen County Zoological Park (Paramus) Invention Factory Science Center (Trenton) Liberty Science Center (Jersey City) Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) Morris Museum (Morristown) Newark Museum (Newark) New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden (Camden) New Jersey State Museum (Trenton) Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit) Trailside Nature and Science Center (Mountainside) Wetlands Institute (Stone Harbor) 10.44 New York Alley Pond Environmental Center (Douglaston) American Museum of Natural History (New York City) American Museum of Natural History—Hayden Planetarium (New York City) Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation (Brooklyn) Aquarium of Niagara (Niagara Falls) Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Museum (Upton) Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn) Brooklyn Children's Museum (Brooklyn) Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park (Bronx) Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo) Central Park Wildlife Center (New York City) Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York City) Corning Museum of Glass (Corning) DNA Learning Center (Cold Spring Harbor) George Landis Arboretum (Esperance) Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale) Hayden Planetarium (See American Museum of Natural History—Hayden Planetarium) Hicksville Gregory Museum (Hicksville) Hudson River Museum of Westchester (Yonkers) Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook) Intrepid Sea–Air–Space Museum (New York City) Kopernik Space Education Center (See Roberson Museum and Science Center) Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (Syracuse) Museum of the Hudson Highlands (Cornwall-on-Hudson) New York Botanical Garden (Bronx) New York Hall of Science (Corona Park) New York State Museum (Albany) New York Transit Museum (Brooklyn) North Wind Undersea Institute (Bronx) Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury, Long Island) Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca) Pember Museum of Natural History (Granville) Queens Botanical Garden (Queens) Roberson Museum and Science Center (Binghamton) and Kopernik Space Education Center (Vestal) Rochester Museum and Science Center (Rochester) Ross Park Zoo (Binghamton) Schenectady Museum and Planetarium (Schenectady) Schoellkopf Geological Museum (Niagara Falls) Science Discovery Center of Oneonta (Oneonta) Science Museum of Long Island (Manhasset) Sciencenter (Ithaca) Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) South Street Seaport Museum (New York City) Staten Island Children's Museum (Staten Island) Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (Staten Island) Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island) Utica Zoo (Utica) Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport) Westmoreland Sanctuary (Mount Kisco) 10.45 Pennsylvania Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Philadelphia) Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh) Discovery Center of Science and Technology (Bethlehem)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science Erie Zoo (Erie) Franklin Institute Science Museum (Philadelphia) Museum of Scientific Discovery (Harrisburg) National Aviary in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) North Museum of Natural History and Science, Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster) Philadelphia Zoological Garden (Philadelphia) Pittsburgh Zoo (Pittsburgh) Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Strasburg) Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Philadelphia) Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Avondale) Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia) ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park (Hershey) NEW ENGLAND REGION 10.46 Connecticut Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport) Bruce Museum (Greenwich) Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (Storrs) Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill) Discovery Museum (Bridgeport) Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden) Maritime Center at Norwalk (Norwalk) Mystic Marinelife Aquarium (Mystic) Nature Center for Environmental Activities (Westport) Science Center of Connecticut (West Hartford) Stamford Museum and Nature Center (Stamford) 10.47 Maine Children's Museum of Maine (Portland) L. C. Bates Museum (Hinckley) Maine State Museum (Augusta) Mount Desert Oceanarium (Southwest Harbor) Owls Head Transportation Museum (Owls Head) 10.48 Massachusetts Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries Service (Woods Hole) Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge) Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield) Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Brewster) Children's Museum (Boston) Children's Museum at Holyoke (Holyoke) Computer Museum (Boston) Discovery Museums (Acton) Harvard Museums of Cultural and Natural History (Cambridge) Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary (Hampden) Museum of Science (Boston) National Plastics Center and Museum (Leominster) New England Aquarium (Boston) New England Science Center (Worcester) Springfield Science Museum (Springfield) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole) 10.49 New Hampshire Audubon Society of New Hampshire (Concord) Children's Museum of Portsmouth (Portsmouth) Science Center of New Hampshire (Holderness) Seacoast Science Center (Rye) SEE Science Center (Manchester) 10.50 Rhode Island Audubon Society of Rhode Island (Smithfield) Museum of Natural History (Providence) Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence) Slater Mill Historic Site (Pawtucket) Thames Science Center (Newport) 10.51 Vermont Discovery Museum (Essex Junction) Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury) Montshire Museum of Science (Norwich) CANADA 10.52 Canadian Provinces Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre (St. John, New Brunswick) Calgary Science Centre (Calgary, Alberta) Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park (Calgary, Alberta) Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa, Ontario) Discovery Centre (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Metropolitan Toronto Zoo (Toronto, Ontario) National Aviation Museum (Ottawa, Ontario) National Museum of Science and Technology (Ottawa, Ontario) Ontario Science Centre (Don Mills, Ontario) Saskatchewan Science Centre (Regina, Saskatchewan) Science North (Sudbury, Ontario) SCIENCE WORLD British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia) Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's Pacific National Aquarium (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science Select Annotated Listing ABOUT THE "SELECT ANNOTATED LISTING" The "Select Annotated Listing" provides annotations for approximately 300 facilities, which appear in boldface type in the "Complete Regional Listing," on pages 310-19. The "Part 4 Overview" lists the criteria used in the selection of these facilities (see p. 307). The "Select Annotated Listing" is arranged the same way as the "Complete Regional Listing”— • in nine regions (see the map on page 312), • by states arranged alphabetically within regions, and • by facilities arranged alphabetically within the states where they are located. The series of entry numbers in the "Complete Regional Listing" continues without interruption into the "Select Annotated Listing," where each institution has its own entry number. Following is a list of the nine regions, their states, and the range of entry numbers for the facilities in each state. • Pacific Region Alaska (10.53-10.54) California (10.55-10.85) Hawaii (10.86-10.88) Oregon (10.89-10.93) Washington (10.94-10.100) • South Central Region Arkansas (10.146) Louisiana (10.147-10.152) Oklahoma (10.153-10.155) Texas (10.156-10.169) • Middle Atlantic Region District of Columbia (10.270-10.273) Maryland (10.274-10.280) New Jersey (10.281-10.286) New York (10.287-10.310) Pennsylvania (10.311-10.321) • Mountain Region Arizona (10.101-10.108) Colorado (10.109-10.114) Idaho (10.115-10.116) Montana (10.117) Nevada (10.118) New Mexico (10.119-10.121) Utah (10.122-10.124) • Great Lakes Region Illinois (10.170-10.182) Indiana (10.183-10.185) Michigan (10.186-10.195) Ohio (10.196-10.207) Wisconsin (10.208-10.209) • New England Region Connecticut (10.322-10.325) Maine (10.326-10.328) Massachusetts (10.329-10.335) New Hampshire (10.336-10.337) Rhode Island (10.338-10.341) Vermont (10.342-10.344) • Great Plains/Midwest Region Iowa (10.125) Kansas (10.126-10.128) Minnesota (10.129-10.133) Missouri (10.134-10.139) Nebraska (10.140-10.142) North Dakota (10.143-10.144) South Dakota (10.145) • Southeast Region Alabama (10.210-10.216) Florida (10.217-10.230) Georgia (10.231-10.236) Kentucky (10.237-10.239) Mississippi (10.240-10.242) North Carolina (10.243-10.255) South Carolina (10.256-10.259) Tennessee (10.260-10.263) Virginia (10.264-10.269) • Canada Canadian Provinces (10.345-10.351)

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.295 The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253 (607) 937-5371, ext. 231 http://www.pennynet.org/glmuseum/corningm.htm Museum focused on the history, art, science, and technology of glass. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; field trips; guided/self-guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; fact sheets; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops. 10.296 DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2219 (516) 367-7240 Science center, at the site of a leading genetics research laboratory, focused on molecular genetics and biotechnology. Programs for students: At the center: classes; field trips; hands-on exhibits; summer workshops on genetics and biochemistry for students in grades 5-8. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; lectures; instructional materials. 10.297 The Hicksville Gregory Museum, Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801 (Mailing address: Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801) (516) 822-7505 Long Island's earth science center, with a primary collection of minerals and fossils, augmented by exhibits on local geology and water resources. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Postvisit materials; rocks and minerals kits and narrated slide sets for loan. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on earth science topics and the local environment; newsletter. 10.298 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Rte. 44A, Millbrook, NY 12545 (Mailing address: Box R, Millbrook, NY 12545-0178) (914) 677-5343 Research and education institute with outdoor trails and exhibits, focusing on ecology and environmental science. Programs for students: At the institute and at schools: programs teaching ecology through direct investigations. Materials: Curriculum guides on ecological inquiry. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on schoolyard ecology and on learning through inquiry; newsletter. 10.299 Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202-1245 (315) 425-9068 http://www.rway.com/most Science and technology museum with a planetarium, an IMAX theater, and a teacher resource center. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on exhibits; interactive planetarium presentations; curriculum-related workshops. At schools: traveling science program; portable planetarium shows. Materials: Hands-on activity books; loan kits; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.300 The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458 (718) 817-8700 Research-based, 250-acre botanical garden and arboretum with a conservatory; focused on plant development, plant-and-animal relationships, and the study of ecology and habitats. Programs for students: At the garden: workshops; guided/self-guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.301 New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY 11368 (718) 699-0005 Science center, with more than 150 interactive exhibits emphasizing physical and life sciences. Programs for students: At the center: student workshops; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; multimedia reference library; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.302 New York State Museum, Rm. 3099, Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230 (Mailing address: Rm. 3099 CEC, Albany, NY 12230) (518) 474-5877 Oldest and largest state museum in the country, focusing on the geology, biology, anthropology, and history of New York State. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; hands-on exhibits; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, including alliance with local magnet school. Materials: Lending boxes with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit suggestions. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.303 Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905, and Kopernik Space Education Center, 698 Underwood Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 Roberson Museum: (607) 772-0660 Kopernik Center: (607) 748-3685 http://www.kopernik.org General and science museum with Link Planetarium (including 50 hands-on exhibits) and, nearby, Kopernik Center (Roberson's public observatory, with 3 observatories and 5 science labs, designed for young people); focused on astronomy, earth and physical sciences, technology, and computers. Programs for students: At the museum and center: hands-on exhibits; classes; guided tours; field trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.304 Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14603 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 1480, Rochester, NY 14603-1480) (716) 271-4320 Large center, composed of the Rochester Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Gannett School of Science and Man, and nearby Cumming Nature Center; focused on astronomy, botany, and the earth, space, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the museum and nature center: programs and classes for school groups; self-guided tours. At the Gannett School: classes; workshops; expeditions. At the planetarium: shows. At the nature center: classes for school groups. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on hands-on learning. 10.305 Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308 (518) 382-7890 General museum with a planetarium, and a 90-acre nature preserve in nearby Niskayuna, N.Y.; emphasis on physics, chemistry, human perception, space, geology, health, animals, and plants. Programs for students: At the museum and nature center: hands-on exhibits; classes; planetarium programs. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Lending trunks of hands-on materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: Teacher workshops. 10.306 Schoellkopf Geological Museum, New York State Parks, Niagara Region, Robert Moses State Parkway, near Man Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (Mailing address: New York State Parks, Western District, Niagara Region, Niagara Reservation, P.O. Box 1132, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-0132) (716) 278-1780 Geology museum located in a state park on the site of a former hydroelectric-generating complex; emphasis on local geology and the history of Niagara Falls. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours. Education and support for teachers: Letter-answering service. 10.307 Science Museum of Long Island, Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 N. Plandome Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 908, Plandome, NY 11030) (516) 627-9400 Regional science activity center and nature center on a 36-acre wildlife preserve; focused on a broad range of life, physical, and earth sciences and on natural history, ecology, mathematics, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on classes and exhibits; demonstrations; guided/self-guided tours; field trips; field studies. At schools: hands-on classes; demonstrations for large audiences; science-on-wheels van. Materials: Loan of live animals and plants. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; expeditions.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.308 Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 273-2060 General museum for children, with emphasis on integrating the performing, visual, literary, and musical arts to teach science content. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.309 Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, 75 Stuyvesant Pl., Staten Island, NY 10301-1998 (718) 727-1135 General museum, with science focus on the life and earth sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided/self-guided tours; field trips; hands-on exhibits. At Staten Island schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials; lending boxes of hands-on materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops on environmental education. 10.310 Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 442-3100 http://www.earthcom.net/˜sizoo Zoo, with a noted reptile collection, an aquarium, tropical forest and African savannah exhibits, and a children's center with domestic farm animals. Programs for students: At the zoo: programs for school groups; field studies. At schools: Traveling Zoo. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides and instructional materials; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops on science content and hands-on learning; internships for recent graduates. Pennsylvania 10.311 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195 (215) 299-1000 http://www.acnatsci.org Research-based natural history museum, focused on biology, zoology, earth science, geology, paleontology, natural history, and ecology. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs with live animals. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units on ecological topics with hands-on materials; education handbooks. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops and miniconferences on science content and hands-on learning; Environmental Education Resource Manual (for Philadelphia teachers); safari overnights in museum. 10.312 Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080 (412) 622-3131 http://www.clpgh.org/cmnh Research-based natural history museum, with a discovery room and an educational loan collection of more than 4,000 specimens and artifacts, including thematic kits; emphasis on paleontology, geology, life sciences, archaeology, and anthropology. Programs for students: At the museum: classes; guided interpretive tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; thematic kits; curriculum materials; natural history publications; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service courses on science content and hands-on learning; workshops. 10.313 Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850 (412) 237-3400 http://www.csc.clpgh.org Science and technology center, with more than 250 hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, a submarine, an Omnimax theater, and Sciquest—an exhibit designed specifically for the middle school audience. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on exhibits; discovery labs for further explorations; demonstrations. At schools: outreach programs for assembly or classroom-sized groups. Materials: Hands-on activity books to supplement field trips; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: Workshops to enhance science and mathematics education. 10.314 Erie Zoo, Erie Zoological Society, 423 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 3268, Erie, PA 16508-0268) (814) 864-4091 Zoological park and botanical garden with more than 300 animals and over 450 species of plants,

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science with a children's zoo. Programs for students: At the zoo: guided/self-guided tours; presentations; classes. Materials: Lending boxes with thematic units, materials, and activities; audiovisual materials; "tour totes" for self-guided tours. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.315 The Franklin Institute Science Museum, 20th Street and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Mailing address: 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130) (215) 448-1200 http://www.fi.edu http://www.sln.org (Science Learning Network) World-renowned science and technology museum, with a planetarium and Omniverse theater; covers a broad range of sciences, technology, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive exhibits; self-guided tours; Omniverse films; theater presentations; demonstrations; workshops; Internet exploration; summer science camp. At schools: assembly programs. Materials: Science activity kits; teacher's guides; materials for self-guided tours. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content, telecomputing, and hands-on learning; leadership programs. 10.316 The Museum of Scientific Discovery, Strawberry Square, Third and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA 17108 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 934, Harrisburg, PA 17108) (717) 233-7969 Science and technology center, with discovery labs and a discovery bar for interactive demonstrations; emphasizes physics, earth sciences, biology, health, mathematics, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: discovery lab workshops (enhanced field trip workshops); more than 100 participatory presentations and demonstrations; more than 100 interactive exhibits. At schools: outreach assembly programs; hands-on workshops; portable planetarium; Pennsylvania chapter of Science-by-Mail (national student/scientist pen pal program for grades 4-9). Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.317 National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons West Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 323-7235 A zoo for birds—more than 450, representing 225 species—with 5 discovery stations and a botanical garden. Programs for students: At the aviary: guided/self-guided tours; classes; discovery workshops; bird shows; hands-on exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials; newsletter for students. Education and support for teachers: Environmental discovery workshops and in-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.318 The North Museum of Natural History and Science, Franklin and Marshall College, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17604 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003) (717) 291-3941 Museum of natural history and science, with a planetarium, herpetarium, and hands-on discovery room. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive tours; hands-on exhibits; planetarium shows; field trips; 8-week, award-winning summer science program. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; lending boxes of hands-on materials. Education and support for teachers: Newsletter. 10.319 Philadelphia Zoological Garden, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196 (215) 243-1100 http://www.phillyzoo.org Zoo and botanical collection on 42 acres, with 1,600 animals representing 500 species. Programs for students: At the zoo: classes; guided tours; field trips; animal demonstrations; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.320 Stroud Water Research Center, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 970 Spencer Rd., Avondale, PA 19311 (610) 268-2153 Stream research laboratory of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, focusing on watersheds and the conservation of water resources. Programs for students: At the center: programs for school groups; field studies. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Leaf Pack Experiment (curriculum packet on streamside forests and stream ecology). Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops and institutes on science content and hands-on learning; speakers bureau. 10.321 Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121 (215) 763-6529 Historic museum, focused primarily on natural history, geology, and paleontology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on classes; guided tours; lectures. Materials: Exhibit worksheets. Education and support for teachers: Courses, lectures, and workshops on science content; newsletter.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science NEW ENGLAND REGION Connecticut 10.322 The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 372-3521 Museum focusing on the physical sciences and the arts, with a planetarium and a Challenger Learning Center. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; classes for school groups. At schools: participatory programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; audiovisual and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.323 The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 852-0700 Aquarium and maritime history museum with an IMAX theater; a primary participant in the JASON Project and The Voyage of the Mimi (oceanography curriculums); focused on marine and environmental sciences and ecology. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on exhibits; classes; JASON-and Mimi-related programs; guided/self-guided tours; marine biology and ecology cruises; coastal field programs. At schools: outreach programs with hands-on activities. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; audiovisual and supplemental materials; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; teacher resource room; newsletter. 10.324 Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355 (Mailing address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997) (860) 572-5955 Aquarium and marine-life museum with a marine theater. Programs for students: At the aquarium: programs for school groups; hands-on exhibits; interpretation of exhibits. At the aquarium and at schools within a 75-mile radius: workshops for students from prekindergarten through college. At field sites (salt marshes and estuary): field study programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/during-/postvisit activity kits; fact sheets and research updates. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning, at the aquarium, at schools, and in the field. 10.325 Science Center of Connecticut, 950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 231-2824 Science and technology center, with a planetarium, a center with live animals and a touch tank, a computer laboratory, interactive mathematics exhibits, and an affiliated nature center focused on environmental education and outdoor learning experiences. Programs for students: At the center: more than 50 hands-on programs for school groups; summer and school vacation science sessions; hands-on exhibits; exhibit scavenger hunts. At schools: outreach programs, including the Wizard's Lab traveling science show. Materials: Curriculum activities. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on integration of hands-on science activities in the classroom; Internet training sessions; curriculum design consultation. Maine 10.326 The Children's Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, ME 04101 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 4041, Portland, ME 04101) (207) 828-1234 Children's museum with a computer lab and a hands-on science bar, for children ages 1-14, with an interdisciplinary approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities, and special emphasis on science. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; demonstrations; after-school curriculum program; guided/self-guided tours. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Curriculum units with hands-on materials; supplemental activities. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.327 Maine State Museum, Library-Museum-Archives Building, State House Complex, Augusta, ME 04333 (Mailing address: State House Station 83, Augusta, ME 04333) (207) 287-2301 State museum serving as a repository for the historic and prehistoric evidence of Maine's past, with science programs and exhibits emphasizing

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science natural history, prehistory, engineering, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: formal education classes, including hands-on gallery programs and guided tours. Materials: Loans of archaeological artifacts; exhibit guides; resource kit of materials, slides, and teacher's guide to natural fibers; video production on Maine's only mammoth. Education and support for teachers: Annual 1-week field school in archaeology; upon request, additional information on science-related topics of museum exhibits. 10.328 Mount Desert Oceanarium, 172 Clark Point Rd., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 696, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679) (207) 244-7330 Oceanarium, lobster museum, lobster hatchery and marsh walk, located at 2 sites near each other, emphasizing marine life, natural history, aquaculture, and commercial fishing in Maine. Programs for students: At the sites: programs for school groups, featuring live animals; guided/self-guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. Massachusetts 10.329 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 1710, Brewster, MA 02631) (508) 896-3867 Museum with aquariums; interactive exhibits; and a trail system traversing woodlands, salt marsh, beach, and tidal estuaries; emphasis on natural history, with a strong Cape Cod focus. Programs for students: At the museum: simulated archaeological dig; guided/self-guided tours; off-site field studies; marine science cruises. At schools: programs during and after school. Materials: Loans of science-enrichment kits; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on natural history topics and hands-on learning; teacher resource library; newsletter. 10.330 The Children's Museum, Museum Wharf, 300 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210-1034 (617) 426-6500 Children's museum with strong physical and life science components; produces exhibits that travel to other science/discovery museums, demonstrating principles of physical science with everyday objects. Programs for students: At the museum: self-guided tours; visits guided by museum educators; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; multimedia rental kits on more than 25 topics in natural history and physical science; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; resource center. 10.331 Harvard Museums of Cultural and Natural History, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-2341 Four university museums of international renown: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Botanical Museum, and Mineralogical Museum. Programs for students: At the museums: guided tours; hands-on exhibits; hour-long programs for school groups on themes suggested by exhibited materials. Education and support for teachers: At a school's request: in-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.332 Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099 (617) 723-2500 http://www.mos.org Renowned museum, housing 400 permanent exhibits on the process of science and on natural history and the physical sciences, with 3 staffed discovery spaces, a planetarium, an OMNI theater, and the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; demonstrations; more than 25 programs for school groups; field studies; science theater presentations; Science-by-Mail (national student/scientist pen pal program for grades 4-9). At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Science kits on 16 topics; audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content, hands-on learning, and the Internet. 10.333 New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3399 (617) 973-5200 http://www.neaq.org Aquarium with an education center featuring 2 learning studios, a wet lab, and an aquarium library; focused on aquatic education and conservation. Programs for students: At the aquarium: guided tours; demonstrations; whale-watch trips and exploration of local

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science marine life by boat. At schools: assemblies; class programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; audiovisual, computer-based, and supplemental materials; teaching kits; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; information service; teacher resource center; newsletter. 10.334 New England Science Center, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 791-9211 Museum and wildlife center focused on environmental science, earth systems, and global change, with an observatory, a planetarium/omnisphere, a telecommunications center, a children's discovery room, and more than 100 animals (27 species) and 60 acres that include nature trails, streams, ponds, and wetland areas. Programs for students: At the center: classes; guided tours; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs, including semester or year-long collaborative programs. Materials: Teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; library. 10.335 Springfield Science Museum, 236 State St., Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 733-1194 Regional museum with 10 exhibit halls, including an exploration center; focused on natural history, physical science, and anthropology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; participatory day-trip programs; guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Activity kits for rent; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service seminars and workshops on science content and hands-on learning. New Hampshire 10.336 Audubon Society of New Hampshire, 3 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301-8200 (603) 224-9909 Organization that operates the following: Concord Audubon Center in Concord, N.H.; Paradise Point Nature Center in Hebron, N.H.; Loon Preservation Center in Moultonboro, N.H.; Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H.; Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, N.H.; and more than 50 other wildlife sanctuaries, critical habitat areas, and easements throughout the state. Programs for students: At the centers: hands-on exhibits; programs; guided/self-guided tours; field trips. At schools: extensive, participatory, environmental education programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides; audiovisual materials for loan. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on hands-on learning, some on national programs, some at teachers' schools, many in summer; newsletter. 10.337 Seacoast Science Center, Rte. 1A, at Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870 (Mailing address: 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870) (603) 436-8043 Aquarium and environmental education center at a 300-acre park featuring 7 distinct habitats; focused on marine and coastal biology, natural sciences, and cultural history. Programs for students: At the center: outdoor classes; guided/self-guided tours. At schools: outreach programs, with live animals. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides with activities for classes at the center; pre-/postvisit activities. Education and support for teachers: Seasonal workshops; newsletter. Rhode Island 10.338 Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917 (401) 949-5454 Headquarters for a 78-acre habitat area and other wildlife refuges, and location of the Teacher Resource Center, a statewide lending library of environmental materials. Programs for students: At refuges and at schools: field trip programs led by Audubon educators. At schools: hands-on outreach programs. Materials: Lending boxes; hands-on activity books; curriculum units with hands-on materials; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. 10.339 Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI 02905 (401) 785-9450 http://ids.net/˜cormack_pl/museum.html Natural history museum, with a planetarium, an education center, and teacher resource center; focused on environmental, life, earth and space sciences, and material culture. Programs for students: At the museum: interactive, discovery-based science workshops. Materials: Loan kits of natural history objects. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on the teaching and learning of science.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science 10.340 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907-3600 (401) 785-3510 One of America's first zoos, with more than 900 animals on 42 acres in naturalistic settings, arranged in geographical sections including the Plains of Africa, Tropical America, Madagascar, Australasia, and the Marco Polo Trail. Programs for students: At the zoo: programs for school groups; guided/self-guided tours. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending kits. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; summer institutes; individual consulting; newsletter. 10.341 Thames Science Center, 77 Long Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 194, Newport, RI 02840) (401) 849-6966 Regional science museum, with a marine touch tank, emphasizing biological, physical, and applied sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: programs for school groups; hands-on exhibits; guided tours; scientist inventors program. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning. Vermont 10.342 The Discovery Museum, 51 Park St., Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 878-8687 Science museum for grades K-12, with a planetarium and a 1950s-style diner in which students participate in hands-on experiments; emphasis on the physical, natural, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the museum: participatory exhibits; classes and workshops; guided tours; planetarium shows; field trips. At schools: classroom workshops and experiments. Materials: Lending kits with hands-on materials; supplemental activities; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: Teacher training sessions; newsletter. 10.343 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Main and Prospect, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 (802) 748-2372 http://www.genghis.com/fairbanks/museum.htm General museum and planetarium, also including the Northern New England Weather Center, offering instructional programs in biology, ecology, meteorology, astronomy, geology, and physics. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on natural history exhibits; classes. At field study sites: programs. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Curriculum materials; audiovisual materials; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; lending library of science materials. 10.344 Montshire Museum of Science, Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 770, Norwich, VT 05055) (802) 649-2200 Science museum and education center, with 100 acres of woodland and trails along the Connecticut River; focused on the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: workshops; classes; self-guided tours; field trips; hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. At schools: hands-on exhibits; portable planetarium; "rent-a-scientist" programs. Materials: Teacher's guides; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops and courses on science content and hands-on learning.

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science CANADA 10.345 The Calgary Science Centre, 701 11th St., S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M5 (Mailing address: Box 2100, Stn. M, Loc. Code #73, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M5) (403) 221-3701 Science center, including a multimedia science theater with Digistar projector, exhibit hall, and a science demonstration area. Programs for students: At the center: programs for school groups; science demonstrations; hands-on exhibits; science theater presentations; multimedia shows; science and technology competitions. At schools: inflatable planetarium. Materials: Teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: Professional development program associated with a 1-week class experience at the science center for grades 4-6 (teacher-directed program with guidance from campus coordinator and volunteer experts). 10.346 National Museum of Science and Technology, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 5A3 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 9724, Ottawa Terminal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 5A3) (613) 991-3044 Science and technology museum, emphasizing physical and space sciences, computers, and technology. Programs for students: At the museum: hands-on exhibits; guided tours; programs for school groups. Materials: Teacher's guides; audiovisual materials; pre-/postvisit materials and activity sheets available to program participants; catalog of materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.347 Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3C 1T3 (416) 429-4100 http://www.osc.on.ca Renowned science center, with a Challenger Learning Center, an Omnimax theater, and numerous hands-on exhibits focused on the life, physical, earth, and space sciences. Programs for students: At the center: hands-on participatory workshops; presentations to school groups; programs to accompany films; hands-on exhibits. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit materials. Education and support for teachers: Workshops. 10.348 Saskatchewan Science Centre, Winnipeg Street and Wascana Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 3M3 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 5071, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 3M3) (306) 791-7900 http://www.sciencecentre.saskweb.com Science center in 2 facilities: an IMAX theater and a Powerhouse of Discovery with more than 80 hands-on exhibits; emphasis on the physical, life, and environmental sciences. Programs for students: At the center: shows; demonstrations; programs for school groups; table-top science experiences; workshops. At schools: outreach programs. Materials: Hands-on activity books; lending boxes of hands-on materials; teacher's guides. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.349 Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 5S9 (705) 522-3701 http://sciencenorth.on.ca Northern Ontario's original science center, with an IMAX theater, nickel mine, fossil lab, and solar telescope; focused on the physical, life, earth, space, environmental, and information sciences, and technology. Programs for students: At the center: classes; interactive workshops; hands-on exhibits; field trips. At schools: outreach programs; traveling exhibits. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guide. Education and support for teachers: In-service workshops on science content and hands-on learning; newsletter. 10.350 SCIENCE WORLD British Columbia, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6A 3Z7 (604) 443-7440 http://www.scienceworld.bc.ca Science center with an Omnimax theater, emphasizing all the sciences, technology, and mathematics. Programs for students: At the

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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science center: interactive displays; shows; demonstrations; workshops. At schools throughout British Columbia: science presentations and hands-on displays. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher's guides; pre-/postvisit and computer-based materials. Education and support for teachers: In-service education on science content and hands-on learning; lecture series; newsletter. 10.351 Vancouver Aquarium, Canada's Pacific National Aquarium, in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 3X8 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 3232, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 3X8) http://www.vancouver-aquarium.org Canada's Pacific National Aquarium, dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action. Programs for students: At the aquarium: self-guided tours; hands-on exhibits; field trips; curriculum-based school programs; overnight programs. At schools: aquavan; aquakits; speakers bureau. Materials: Hands-on activity books; teacher resource manual and pre-/postvisit materials with each formal on-site program; fact sheets. Education and support for teachers: Pre-/in-service workshops on hands-on, curriculum-based activities for teaching life sciences in the classroom; newsletter.