Americans spend less than 5% of their lives in classrooms—and even less of that time learning science.
There are some sources of science education outside school. Journalism, for one, when it’s done right. And museums. Of the two, people trust the museums more. But, of the two, museums do less to address adult science education. I think that’s a problem. Earlier this month, I got a chance to speak at the 6th Science Center World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, about why I think museums are failing adults, and what to do about that problem.
Science museums are like SciRes, both disconnected with ordinary people