China Digital Science and Technology Museum (CDSTM) is an on-line national platform for science popularization through internet， which is constructed jointly by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Ministry of Education (MOE), and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from Dec 2005. With the purpose of stimulating the interests in science and helping to improve the scientific literacy, CDSTM has been established as a garden of science popularization for the whole public, and especially for children and youth.
In November 2007, CDSTM was declared by the Grand Jury of WSA 2007 to be the E-Science medal winner of World Summit Award. The honor shows the international recognition of CDSTM in its work for science popularization and its contribution to the effort in the cross of Digital Divide. World Summit Award was launched as part of the United Nations Summit on the Information Society, and is the unique global competition for recognition as the best in e-Content and Creativity.
On Sep.28th, 2009, China Digital Science and Technology Museum gained the acceptance by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
From 2011, China Science and Technology Museum is responsible for overall normalization management of CDSTM.
China Digital Science and Technology Museum is committed to improving science quality of public, and making efforts to promote social participation and science communication through integration and sharing domestic and foreign high-quality science resources. During this process, CDSTM enhances digital science research, nurtures digital science talent and market environment, and accelerates digital science business and industries.
China Digital Science and Technology Museum is the platform for public to enrich their science knowledge, discuss science matters and release science opinions. At the same time, China Digital Science and Technology Museum is also the platform for science works and organizations to get science resources, exchange science experiences and understand science markets.
THE PLATFORM FOR WALKING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
In response to its task, CDSTM has covered all-round elite scientific improvement of the mankind, from Space Discovery to Life Secrets, Human and Nature to Historical Civilization, Health and Care to Engineering and Technology, etc. Through 90 theme museums and their vivid multimedia exhibition forms, the general public could easily access the science concepts, experience the research process, and fully appreciate the pleasure and amusement of scientific civilization.
THE PLATFORM FOR CREATIVITY EXHIBITION
Children and youth are the groups of people with the most liveliness and creativity. CDSTM has provided them a great arena for showing their creative ability. Through various lively and attractive activities, CDSTM has been trying to arouse the youngsters’ interests in science and technology, and their creativity and the ability of practice.
THE ACCESS TO THE DYNAMIC RESOURCES
The science and technology are developing in every minute during the information era. CDSTM is intended to act with the era pulse of science and technology, exhaustively annotating the events, closely following the movement, highly focusing on the hot topics, and strongly promoting the exchange of ideas. CDSTM is also a reliable information bridge between the general public and great masters of sciences.
THE TREASURE HOUSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES FOR POPULAR SCIENCE
Knowledge is the common fortune of the mankind. CDSTM is intending to collect all possible resources of science and technology for the help and the service to the work for science popularization.
In a digital way on net, CDSTM is spreading scientific civilization, taking you from primitive to nowadays, from the virtual to the real; and sharing with you the amusement of science, the excellence of life, and the compact effect of science and technology to the life and the human society during our time.