The NOAA-Exploratorium Partnership

January 1st, 2009 - January 1st, 2009 | PROJECT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Exploratorium began an exciting long-term alliance in 2009 to present climate and ocean sciences to the public. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, and coasts using cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation, and to share its knowledge with others. Teaming up with the Exploratorium enables NOAA to explore new methods of communicating its work using the creativity and educational expertise of the museum. The partnership involves codeveloping exhibits, online media, public programs, and research about learning, and it also provides professional development opportunities for NOAA scientists. Some examples of partnership projects include the Scientists-in-Residence Program, the Wired Pier Project, the Deep-Water Dock at the Piers, and the Okeanos Explorer exhibit.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products
Embedding NOAA in a Public Learning Laboratory: Environmental Scientists in Residence at the Exploratorium - Summative Evaluation Report
Exploratorium Scientists in Residence Claims Table

Team Members

Exploratorium, Contributor
Michelle Mileham, Evaluator, Oregon State University


Funding Source: NOAA


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Climate | Education and learning science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media