The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) brings together over 60 major science engagement organisations in the UK.
Together we strive for a society where people of all ages and backgrounds have an opportunity to enjoy and explore science, and feel a sense of shared ownership over its direction.
Each year our members engage over 20 million people with the wonders of science.
is a society where people are intrigued, inspired and involved with the sciences.
is to bring together the ASDC membership to play a strategic role in the nation's engagement with science.
Our membership includes:
- UK science and discovery centres
- National museums
- Science festivals
- Learned societies
- Environmental organisations
- University departments
- Specialist outreach organisations
Together our members make up the UK’s largest publicly accessible network dedicated to both informal science learning and family science engagement. Collectively they employ thousands of dedicated science engagement professionals.
We warmly welcome to our membership, all organisations who share our vision of a society where people are intrigued, inspired and involved with the sciences.
The following organisations are currently funding projects with ASDC, helping to engage the nationwith science through UK science and discovery centres.
- Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Wellcome Trust
- European Commission
- BIS (Sciencewise)