Linux for Science Museums

Put your knowledge to good use by helping develop innovative, fun and educational exhibits for a whole new audience.

Educational software may not be your cup of tea, but if it is, try to find a science museum to help. They like seeing new faces, they can always use the help, and I can promise that you'll get back more than you give.

I'd like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, for running a terrific museum and encouraging people to think outside the box; check out their web site at


Photographs courtesy of the Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York.


Len Kaplan has been programming since small computers were the size of refrigerators. In addition to Linux, he's fascinated by embedded systems and enjoys model railroading in his spare time. Len can be reached at