Berkeley, CA: TechHive Richmond, VA: The MiX New York, NY: DreamYard Art Center New York, NY: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

The Story of Science Museums in the YOUmedia Network

Three staff from science museums in the YOUmedia Network gathered in New York to do some professional development around what YOUmedia looks like in a science center. Matt Baker from The MiX (Science Museum of Virginia), David Wells from Maker Space (New York Hall of Science), and Matt Chilbert from TechHive (Lawrence Hall of Science) recorded a follow-up conversation where they reflect on initial challenges to starting a teen-focused program, and move toward current challenges around expanding to different age groups, and considerations on funding and sustainability within their science centers. They discuss challenges around evaluation in HOMAGO spaces, rethinking education in science centers with a social justice focus, and the importance of art in science-focused spaces after a site visit to DreamYard.