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cam·​bio | \ ˈkambēˌō \ 
meaning “change”
noun (Spanish)

The Exploratorium is committed to increasing diversity, access, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  

Cambio is a professional development project for museum staff that uses a transformational approach, combining cultural competency and organizational change. The project will help museums and science centers develop greater capacity to engage Latinx audiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

Participating museums from across the country will shift their organization’s practices to better create STEM experiences that are culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining to their local Latinx audiences.

Learn how your institution may participate in Cambio and find resources for your staff.

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Cambio's Origins

Cambio is a five year collaboration between the Exploratorium and CCLI (Cultural Competence Learning Institute). The project weaves together CCLI’s diversity and inclusion initiative for museums with the Exploratorium’s insights about STEM and Latinx communities resulting from the GENIAL Summit.  

Cambio has been developed by facilitators, museum educators, CEOs, researchers, and scientists who draw from their experiences, work in their fields, a cross-industry advisory board, and a commitment to co-learning.

In addition to offering yearlong professional development opportunities, Cambio will share its learnings with the museum field and on this website.






Cambio is a multiyear professional development initiative. The project is made possible through the generous support of the National Science Foundation and is a collaboration between the Exploratorium and the Cultural Competence Learning Institute.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant 1906595. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.