The Museum Alliance is a community of practice comprising informal science educators at museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Learning Centers, observatories, zoos, aquariums, parks, and nature centers who wish to share NASA information with their visitors. It is intended to bring current NASA Science and Technology to visitors through professional development of the museums’ staff, advance notice of NASA events, and provision of materials such as visualizations, access to NASA experts, educational materials, etc. It is a free service and the only requirements are that you be a staff member at one of the above types of institutions, respect all embargoes on pre-released news items, and report to us on a quarterly basis how you use the information we provide More than 1,400 professionals at over 700 U.S. and 90 international museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Centers, observatory and park visitor centers, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, libraries, camps, and youth-serving organizations are partners in the NASA Museum Alliance. These organizations regularly use NASA educational products, images, visualizations, video, and information in their educational and public programs and exhibits. Informal education professionals are invited to register using our Museum Alliance Partners Application.
The Museum Alliance was developed by and is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).