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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Science & Technology Museums

Mission: To inspire wonder among children and adults, and stimulate creative exploration through interactive science and the arts.

Programs: Hands-on science center. In 2015 the science center served 72,000 visitors with over 100 interactive exhibits, science activities, and hands-on programs. Collaborative programs with regional head start centers and youth programs extended the outside of school impact to more lower income and non-traditional families. Collaborations with the osher foundation extended the science center experience to seniors through the southern oregon universitys, lifelong learning institute.

science education programs; in 2015 scienceworks served approximately 7,000 students through on- and off-site programs in 9 regional counties. Regional events and festivals and themed weekend events brought science education opportunities to day visitors and members. New teacher training programs multiplied the impact of hands-on techniques to regional classrooms and students.

science exhibits. Scienceworks expanded the reach of its mission to a national level through its exhibit leasing and sales function. This program provides three world-class science exhibitions, designed and built by scienceworks for lease to science museums and centers across the usa. Scienceworks exhibit that launches paper airplanes, the wing zinger, has been sold to science museums, childrens museums and exhibition design firms across the nation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not just a kids museum!
Review of ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
My family and I were visiting in Ashland, OR, and we stopped in at ScienceWorks. It's an amazing place, but I have to say the highlight for my kids was the music exhibit. WOW, it's a fantastic new exhibit called "Wild Music". My kids are 23 and 27 and they had a lot of fun exploring "Soundscapes" and composing their own music in the Jamming Room. It was really unique and we could hardly get the kids to leave! All in all, we had a great experience as a family at ScienceWorks.

Date of experience: March 2019