Children's Museums, Zoos, And Discovery Rooms: An International Reference Guide

Hardcover | May 1, 1987

byBarbara F. Zucker

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"From aquariums to zoos, this unique international reference source for museums for children (including science centers, planetariums, botanical gardens, and art centers) provides 235 institutional profiles. All museums included responded to data surveys that served both to collect information and to invite dialogue for further clarification. . . . Institutional profiles from 21 countries (alphabetically, Australia to Zimbabwe) provide narrative descriptions containing historical summaries; commentary on operations; building, gallery, room or area descriptions; collection strength; exhibits; subject and program specialties; staff members, including volunteers; audience and attendance; institutional changes and trends; funding sources; and publications. Three appendixes, a name, institution, and subject index, and an extensive 20-page selected bibliography complete this volume. . . . Zucker has compiled a fine volume for public and academic libraries." Choice

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"From aquariums to zoos, this unique international reference source for museums for children (including science centers, planetariums, botanical gardens, and art centers) provides 235 institutional profiles. All museums included responded to data surveys that served both to collect information and to invite dialogue for further clarifi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 9.12 × 6.25 × 0.95 inPublished:May 1, 1987Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:031324538X

ISBN - 13:9780313245381

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?From aquariums to zoos, this unique international reference source for museums for children (including science centers, planetariums, botanical gardens, and art centers) provides 235 institutional profiles. All museums included responded to data surveys that served both to collect information and to invite dialogue for further clarification. Primary sources for determining which institutions to include were directories, professional literature, conference attendance, and collegial recommendations. Institutional profiles from 21 countries (alphabetically, Australia to Zimbabwe) provide narrative descriptions containing historical summaries; commentary on operations; building, gallery, room or area descriptions; collection strength; exhibits; subject and program specialties; staff members, including volunteers; audience and attendance; institutional changes and trends; funding sources; and publications. Three appendixes, a name, institution, and subject index, and an extensive 20-page selected bibliography complete this volume. . . . Zucker has compiled a fine volume for public and academic libraries.?-Choice