Log Number: MA-252008-OMS-22
The Exploratorium will develop accessible STEAM exhibits and learning experiences in partnership with Community Science Workshops (CSWs), informal learning centers in underserved communities across California working with diverse youth audiences. The project team will collaborate with CSWs to develop 8–10 affordable, flexible exhibits to enable STEAM learning in community settings and will create accompanying at-home learning exercises to extend the experiences. Through a project website, the museum will share the exhibit designs, fabrication framework, and lessons learned with the field to enable recreation by other informal learning centers and offer guidance to museums and community organizations looking to embark on a collaborative design process. The project will enable the Exploratorium to continue its efforts to dismantle systemic barriers to engaging the public in impactful and inspiring STEAM learning and reaching underserved audiences in the communities in which they reside.