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2008 ASTC Sourcebook of Statistics & Analysis
ASTC, February 2009

Based primarily on data reported last summer by 195 science centers and museums, this 90-page report includes 78 charts and graphs and a comprehensive table of data, by institution. Facilities, programs, attendance, membership, employees and volunteers, finances, and expansion and renewal are primary topics. Also included is a 5-year attendance report based on monthly data provided by 24 science centers.

$40 for ASTC members, $50 for nonmembers. Available in PDF format only and delivered by e-mail.

For ASTC members only: Raw survey data available in Excel format. Licensing fee $100. To order, download the following form and fax to Christine Ruffo at 202/783-7207.

2008 Survey Data Package Order Form
(44 KB)


Table of Contents

   Preface - Kim L. Cavendish

   About the ASTC Sourcebook
      The 2008 member survey
      How data are reported

   1 Science centers profiled
         A science center for every community
         A resource for learning
         Responding to change

   2 Serving the public, serving schools: attendance and membership
         The big picture
         Supporting the schools
         Memberships
         Attendance patterns and trends
         A closer look

   3 Employees and volunteers
         Paid employees
         Volunteers
         Older adults serving in science centers

   4 Finances
         Admissions
         Endowments
         In-kind support
         Operating expenses
         Capital investment

   Appendix A: Performance Ratios
   Appendix B: 2008 Data Table
   Appendix C: Survey Questionnaire


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