A meeting held in 1978 among educationists, technicians and businessmen gave the initiative for the institution of the Technical Museum of Thessaloniki. The purpose of its establishment and uninterrupted presence for a quarter of a century was to contribute to the acquaintance and familiarity with and the increase of interest in Science and Technology. In October 2001 the Science Center and Technology Museum was constituted, an institution that incorporated the activities of the former Technical Museum and conducted the construction, organization and operation of the new installations.