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Discovery Place: dazzling the public

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Abstract:

The Discovery Place family of museums in Charlotte, North Carolina, includes one of the most outstanding hands-on science centres in the United States. Visited by more than half a million people from all over the country each year, it provides ever-changing facilities that foster experiences in areas that range from life science to space exploration. Freda Nicholson is president and chief executive officer of Discovery Place, Inc. She has been in the museum field for more than twenty-five years, having served as past president of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and a board member of the American Association of Museums. She has also been a long-standing member of ICOM-CIMUSET. Jim Hoffman is director of marketing and public relations at Discovery Place and is editor of the museum's publications. He is also a freelance writer, focusing on issues related to family, education and travel.

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0033.00286

Affiliations: Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina

Publication date: October 1, 2000

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