In the blog posts below, see how your peers around the world are using ISCSMD to advance organizational goals, build capacity, position themselves within the community, achieving greater impact, and much more. This year, contributed blogs will focus primarily on sharing best practices and useful ideas related to ways that science centers and museums can participate in ISCSMD. We welcome short essays about your previous experiences with highlighting SDGs in your institution, participation in ISCSMD16 and ISCSMD 17, and also insights into your planned activities for ISCSMD18.

What will you do and why? Do you agree that inclusion efforts are part of the larger view that science is a human right? How would that translate in your institution? What kind of inclusive activities are you already providing in your community that you want to focus on this November 10? What do you expect the outcome to be? Do you see any new partnership opportunities in your community? Have you have been focusing on some of the SDGs in recent years, and are you planning to use this year’s ISCSMD as a new push toward greater impact?

No matter what your choice is, whether you are in an individual institution, a network, or a public engagement organization in the broad sense, don’t hesitate to share your views and help inspire others. The more ideas, case studies, wisdom won, and dreams that we can share with each other, the broader our impact will be.

Email your blog and a related images (or series of images) to Walter Staveloz.

Children learn about health and nutrition while making a snack.

Science centers and museums celebrate ISCSMD 2019

From original videos to free admission days to special family activities, museums marked International Science Center and Science Museum Day in a wide variety of ways: Domus, Museos Científicos Coruñeses in A Coruña, Spain, opened a new exhibit, Bocados, with several activities on water, equality, and health: preparing meals, an interactive screen display, and origami.   […]

Children's hands raising a globe in the air.

Join the International Science Center and Science Museum Day webcast

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) held a webcast to celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). Featuring speakers from Mexico, Portugal, Belgium, and Egypt, the event explored how science centers are engaging their communities on local and global sustainability topics. Watch the archived webcast now. […]

Children watching a science demonstration.

ISCSMD at The Franklin Institute

By Rachel Valletta, Ph.D., Environmental Scientist, The Franklin Institute, and Larry Dubinski, President and CEO, The Franklin Institute, Board Chair, Association of Science and Technology Centers This year for International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), The Franklin Institute is crafting our celebration around sustainability and environmental sciences. It’s an ideal opportunity to kick […]

Fun Activities that Promote Sustainability and Equity

On November 10, science and technology centers and museums around the world will be celebrating International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). This celebration encourages museums to highlight their efforts to partner with their communities to address local and global challenges, especially those that advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As community […]

How will you celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day?

Each year on November 10, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) celebrates the idea that engaging all people in science and technology encourages action towards sustainability rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Toward this end, ISCSMD promotes the awareness and advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ISDSMD highlights the work science […]

Reaching the Public, Together

By Walter Staveloz, Director, International Relations, Association of Science-Technology Centers   Science Centers and Scientists Working Together to Share with the Public Their Right to Science   Click here to view or download this multi-institution, multi-country discussion.     On Saturday, November 10—as part of UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development and the […]

Inclusive Gardening

By Alessandra Arcella, Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome   GARDENStoGROW Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education   Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome (il Museo dei bambini di Roma), is a nonprofit museum entirely conceived for children, schools, and families located in Rome, Italy. It was established with a mission to […]

JASMA activities for contributing to SDGs

By Yuta Tanimura, Secretary General, Japan Science Museum Association   Discovering the All the Sustainable Development Goals with the Japan Science Museum Association   The Japan Science Museum Association (JASMA) is one of the biggest networks of science centers and museums in Japan, with about 190 members nationwide. The objective of the association is to […]

ASPAC Plans for ISCSMD 2018

By Maria Isabel Garcia, The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines   ASPAC Plans for ISCSMD 2018 To celebrate the International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) will design a theme that is linked to the Tokyo Protocol from the Science […]

Science as a Human Right—ISCSMD 2018

By Lesley Lewis, former CEO of the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, former Chair of the ASTC Board of Directors, and ASTC Fellow, and Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre   International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is an annual global event demonstrating the impact and reach of the world’s […]