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Awards and Other Recognition for the Exploratorium

Awards and Other Recognition for the Exploratorium

The Exploratorium has received numerous awards and nominations from educational organizations, science institutions, and Internet pioneers. We are proud that we have been recognized for our work in creating a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools to help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them.

2013

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor

The Exploratorium was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2012

Best of 2012 Awards

Sign Up For Camp

Exploratorium Summer Camps was awarded the Best of 2012 from Sign Up For Camp.

2012

#1 Science & Technology Museum

Trekaroo.com

Exploratorium was voted #1 on the 2012 Top 10 Best Science & Technology Museums for Trekaroo, a website for kids, trips and tips.

2011

Best Night at the Museum: After Dark

7x7 Magazine

Exploratorium's After Dark event was voted Best Night at the Museum as a part of 7X7SF Best of the City.

2011

Core77 Design Award 2011

core77 Design Magazine & Resource

Core77 awarded the Exploratorium the 2011 Design Award for its Tinkering Studio, notable for its design education initiatives.

2011

2011 Public Service Science Award

National Science Boards

Awarded to the Exploratorium for its contributions to the public understanding of science and engineering (May 2011). This is one of the most prestigious national honors in science given to an organization, short of a Presidential Medal.

2010

THEA Classic Award

Themed Entertainment Association

The Exploratorium was awarded the prestigious Thea Classic Award by the Themed Entertainment Association for having “pioneered the ‘interactive exhibit movement’” and “set a new direction for science education.”

2008

AAAS/Subaru SB&F Winner: Excellence in Science Books

AAAS & Subaru

Exploratopia, the Exploratorium’s hands-on book of experiments, won the 2008 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, in the Hands-On category.

2008

Winner of the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

The Association of Medical Illustrators

Exploratorium's Visualization Laboratory and Linda Nye received First Place in the Visual Illustration Category for \Zoom into the Human Bloodstream.\

2006

Gold MUSE Award - Interpretation and Education in Science

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's "Science of Gardening" website won the Gold Muse Awards in the science category.

2013

Video & Film: 2013 Gold MUSE Award

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's Science in the City web video series won the MUSE Gold Award in the "Video & Film" category.

2013

Mobile Applications: 2013 Silver MUSE Award

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's Sound Uncovered iPad app won the MUSE Silver Award in the "Mobile Applications" category.

2013

Education and Outreach: 2013 Honorable Mention MUSE Award

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's Return to Mars website and webcast series won an Honorable Mention MUSE Award in the "Education and Outreach" category

2012

Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012

Homeschool.com

Exploratorium made Homeschool.com's Top 100 Educational Websites for 2012 in the science category.

2011

Best Biotech Website

Genetic Engineering and Biology News

The Exploratorium was voted Best Biotech Website by Genetic Engineering and Biology News.

2011

Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Exploratorium is awarded one of the top 25 websites by the American Association of School Libraries for fostering the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

2011

Best of the Web Award

Museums and the Web 2011 Conference

Exploratorium wins the best \Long Lived\ institutional website by Museum and the Web Conference.

2009

Online Presence: 2009 Silver MUSE Award

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists website won the Muse Silver Award in the "Online Presence" category.

2009

Community: 2009 Gold MUSE Award

American Association of Museums

Exploratorium's Total Solar Eclipse: Live from China website won the gold award in the "Community" category.

2004

Best Science Site

Webby

Exploratorium's website received the Webby Award for Best Science Site.

2002

Best Education Website

The Webby Awards

Exploratorium's website received the Webby Award for Best Education Site.

2000

Best of the Web - Science Category

Forbes.com
1999

Best Science Site

Webby

Exploratorium's website received the Webby Award for Best Science Site.

1998

Best Science Site

Webby

Exploratorium's website received the Webby Award for Best Science Site.

1997

Best Science Site

Webby

Exploratorium's website received the Webby Award for Best Science Site.