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Announcement from the Louisville Science Center

 

Mission: Science Literacy Louisville Science Center announces strategic platform, powerful lineup of new exhibits Louisville, KY ( Stardate: April 8, 2010 ) – Today the Louisville Science Center announced its new strategic direction and a powerful lineup of new exhibits featured in the next year. The Science Center, which has been historically committed to science literacy, is expanding its capacity as a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – skills that are critical to workforce development and innovation, preparing future leaders for the opportunities and challenges of the 21 st century. Over the past year, the Science Center has enhanced its programmatic efforts and offerings, including seasonal Family Science Drop-In Events, a broad array of science camps, the introduction of 5,300 square feet in its new Science Education Wing, and an overall ramped up commitment to science literacy. The Science Center has also worked to be a catalyst for creative, open-minded thinking about science issues that can often be controversial through an adult dialogue series called Scientific Proofs, which launched in November with a conversation on health care reform.

 

"Science literacy is about empowering individuals and communities to ask questions, think creatively, solve problems and work toward a better quality of life for all," said Science Center Executive Director Joanna Haas. "We are working every day to ignite our community on that front, to encourage a buzz about science, and to create new levels of insight, engagement and understanding of science literacy." Mayor Jerry Abramson said, "There is no question that we need higher levels of educational attainment and overall science literacy in our community, region and state. Increasing interest in science, math, technology and engineering by engaging children at young ages will lead to future innovations that will impact not only our community but our world." The Science Center also announced a new lineup of exhibits, beginning with

Robots: The Interactive Exhibition (which opened March 20) and continuing July 3 with Sesame Street: Presents the Body, followed in January 2011 with Star Trek: The Exhibition , and capped off in June 2011 with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition , based on the timeless works of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia . This exhibit lineup follows the unprecedented attendance experienced during the run of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition , which was open October 3, 2009 – March 7, 2010. Nearly 80,000 people experienced the exhibition and total Science Center attendance increased 80 percent. "With this powerful lineup of exhibits, people will have even more great reasons to visit Louisville," said Jim Wood, president and CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We expect a huge regional draw for these exhibitions and also expect that, with more people vacationing close to home, that Louisvillians will come out in force to support such great things to do here in our own backyard."

About the Louisville Science Center

( www.LouisvilleScience.org) The Louisville Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, the Louisville Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. The Louisville Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

 

(
www.LouisvilleScience.org) The Louisville Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, the Louisville Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. The Louisville Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

 

About the Louisville Science Center

( www.LouisvilleScience.org) The Louisville Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, the Louisville Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. The Louisville Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

 

(
www.LouisvilleScience.org) The Louisville Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, the Louisville Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. The Louisville Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

 

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