NASA picks Science Museum of Minnesota to create museum space and earth science education nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS — The Science Museum of Minnesota will lead a campaign to build a exhibit featuring NASA’s science research, after receiving a $14.5 million contract from the space agency.

The partnership will help NASA connect its resources with learners around the country in new and innovative ways. The project puts Minnesota at the forefront of inspiring the next generation of science explorers, the organization says, by creating an exhibit, earth and space toolkits with hands-on activities,videos and activities that will be provided to museums and educational institutions around the country.

“We are excited to partner with NASA and our sister institutions to create a national learning resource,” said Alison Rempel Brown, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota. “NASA’s programs are exciting and critical to our nation’s future for space exploration and scientific learning. The Science Museum is a proven leader at making science concepts inspirational and easy-to-understand through programs and activities. We are a perfect match. I look forward to a successful partnership that inspires future scientists through fun and engaging programs.”

The contract follows a production of a traveling nanoscience exhibit designed by the Science Museum, which has been seen by more than 30 million people. The success of that campaign encouraged museum officials to pitch a campaign to NASA.

The Science Museum of Minnesota is one of the nation’s most prolific producers of original science exhibits. Drawing on research from the museum’s own staff, as well as the research of its prestigious research partners, Science Museum exhibit developers, designers, and technicians have created exhibits that have been enjoyed by more than 36 million visitors at museums in the United States and abroad.

READ MORE about this project at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s website

Photo courtesy of Science Museum of Minnesota


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