NISE Network Blog

Alex Lussenhop, Museum of Science
How much do museums really know about their visitors? At the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES), we’re obsessed with this question. Driven by the need for quality comparable visitor experience data, our collaboration of 23 science-focused museums and...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
NISE Network project staff from the Museum of Life and Science just completed filming a new set of activity and content training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the 2019 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Now in final stages of fabrication, the NISE Network's Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is in the process of getting its final touches before getting shipped out to partners all across the U.S. Get a sneak peak at the exhibition before it arrives!
Jill Kary, Arkansas State University
In this 200th year of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, Frankenstein, Arkansas State University (ASU) Museum celebrated by presenting a Scary STEM event complete with Frankenstein-themed activities on October 23, 2018. Joined by his Monster and author Mary Shelley, Dr. Victor Frankenstein stepped from the pages of Frankenstein into a makeshift laboratory at ASU Museum.
Meghan Curry, Insights El Paso Science Center
On Saturday, September 29th El Paso, Texas celebrated its first space festival with over 500 attendees, 10 NISE Network Earth & Space activities, 10 local space organizations, and an astronaut! This was NEVER our intention. What started as a simple...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year the Network explored new conferences, including SEPA/WAC (a joint conference of the Southeastern Planetarium Association and the Western Alliance Conference of planetariums) and more recently the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference , which is a professional organization...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
October has been a busy month for NISE Network partners hosting National Chemistry Week and spooky STEM events and festivities, and engaging their audiences in hands-on chemistry activities and other STEM activities from NISE Net's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry and Frankenstein200 kits. We look forward to seeing partners' Let's Do Chemistry events online throughout the rest of the year!
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
We just wanted to remind NISE Network partners who received a physical Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit to take a look through your kit and become familiar with all the activities and materials before you hold your events. We’ve...
Jen D'Agostino, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
When your Executive Director asks you to “dream up something big,” you dream up something big. And what could be bigger than breaking a Guinness World Record? On Friday, August 10th, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium , located in St....
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year's 2018 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference was another great opportunity for NISE Network partners and colleagues to reunite through participation in workshops and conference sessions, activities in the exhibit hall and Network booth, as well as...