Chris Flink has always found the Exploratorium phenomenally inspiring. He was honored to become its executive director in the summer of 2016.
Chris is responsible for expanding the institution’s impact by amplifying its renowned visitor experience, broadening the reach of its world-class teacher professional development programs, increasing its worldwide influence through Global Studios, and leading the Exploratorium to reimagine what it means to be a science center in the twenty-first century. He brings more than twenty years' experience spanning creative leadership, engineering, design of hands-on educational experiences, and business. Chris was a partner at IDEO for nineteen years and a founding faculty member of Stanford University’s d.school, where he remains a consulting associate professor. Chris holds a B.S. in engineering/product design from Stanford University and an M.S. in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chris has two extraordinary young daughters from whom he learns the most important things.