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From "fun science" to seductive science


Pere Viladot

Erik Stengler



Catherine Franche


Science centres and museums have undergone a great evolution in recent decades although it seems that, lately, the science museum model has been somewhat stagnant. Since the radical changes of the mid-twentieth century, it has developed towards strategies in which visitor numbers take precedence over other considerations. Alongside a school science that could be described as “boring”, a trend has emerged with a focus on “fun science” in museums, hoping to address current shortcomings. In this article we question this view and propose the idea of “seductive science” as an alternative to achieve long-term impact of museum visits.


Viladot, P., Stengler, E., & Fernández, G. (2016). From "fun science" to seductive science. In C. Franche (Ed.), Spokes Panorama 2015 (53-65). ECSITE

Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 14, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 53-65
Book Title Spokes Panorama 2015
Keywords science communication, science centres and museums, science education
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Additional Information Additional Information : Also published online in Issue 13 of the on-line journal Spokes: Available on the repository here:


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