For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2013
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Free admissions for California teachers at Exploratorium
The Exploratorium has partnered with Genentech to impact thousands of teachers statewide.
Over the next two years, 20,000 California public school teachers annually will receive one free general admission voucher to the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
The program runs July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 with a total of 40,000 teachers to receive free admissions.
To receive the free tickets, teachers need to register online at http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/teachers
“A robust STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] learning ecosystem in California is a powerful driver for the community, business and state,” said Dennis M. Bartels, PhD., executive director of the Exploratorium, and an educational policy expert.
Genentech’s program is part of the Exploratorium’s collaboration with leading businesses to identify ways to support of STEM education in new ways.
Similarly, PG&E is supporting free school field trips for more than 20,000 Title I school students in the region and Chevron will support the launch of a series of STEM Education Teacher Conferences that will provide professional development to more than 200 teachers in preparation of the Next Generation of Science Standards.
In total, more than $4 million in corporate partnerships have been contributed towards these STEM education initiatives this year.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367