Science museums have been one of the important means for popular citizens to acquire scientific knowledge. The importance of this matter is undoubted. With times going, especially the Internet’s coming, people can gain the scientific knowledge in more and more multiple ways. So it is very urgent to allocate the role of science museums, in specially, the large-scale ones in the science popularization.

Through such items as the advantages and disadvantages of science museums compared with other media, and the difficulties in the internet, and the efforts made from various places, the paper attempts to discuss how the science museum make maximization of its whole function and intensification of the cost in the process of popular science and make it keep on playing an important role in science popularization in new era.

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Role of science centers & science museums

guiwang De  

ziliang Liu  

qiang Wu  

Science museums have been one of the important means for popular citizens to acquire scientific knowledge. The importance of this matter is undoubted. With times going, especially the Internet’s coming, people can gain the scientific knowledge in more and more multiple ways. So it is very urgent to allocate the role of science museums, in specially, the large-scale ones in the science popularization.

Through such items as the advantages and disadvantages of science museums compared with other media, and the difficulties in the internet, and the efforts made from various places, the paper attempts to discuss how the science museum make maximization of its whole function and intensification of the cost in the process of popular science and make it keep on playing an important role in science popularization in new era.

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