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Mobile Science Museum
The Mobile Science Museum (MSM) is an outreach activity of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Science Learning Center at California State University, Long Beach. It is a traveling version of the on-campus Science Learning Center – a science museum on wheels that is able to bring science to the students of schools that may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit a science museum with interactive displays and exhibits. The MSM contains over forty individual exhibits including the very popular marine "touch tank," with its collection of animals found in the intertidal zone along California's coast. The exhibits cover science from Astronomy to Zoology.
The MSM's displays are designed to provoke questions and stimulate the visitor to make their own discoveries about the world of science. The "hands-on" experience of personal discovery tends to have a much more lasting effect on the visitor than simply presenting large amounts of science "facts." This interaction of the visitor with the exhibit provides the positive action-reaction response so necessary to the educational process. And have fun while you are learning!
The Mobile Science Museum is intended to bring a variety of scientific exhibits and activities to students, schools, and public venues, that might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the campus Science Learning Center and explore in detail some of the wonders of science and beauty of nature.