Our Luminary Partners
We thank these extraordinary supporters for their generous contributions to the Exploratorium, year after year.
Genentech has supported the Exploratorium for more than 20 years. When we moved to our Pier 15 campus in 2013, Genentech became an early partner in our work to envision a 21st-century model for bringing life science learning to the public. A four-year research and development process, with Genentech’s support, enabled us to design a new permanent collection of more than 20 exhibits, Cells to Self: Exploring the Life Inside You
, that weaves together the fascinating story of human cells.
Currently and looking forward, Genentech is providing valuable support for our teacher professional development programs, as we develop new models for genetics education that embrace our current understanding of the human genome, and informed by the public’s increasing access to personal genomic information. Genentech also provides annual field trip funding for public school students from South San Francisco to visit the Exploratorium. Together, the Exploratorium and Genentech continue to build on our shared commitment to equitable access to science educational resources for students and teachers across the Bay Area.
General Motors approached the Exploratorium with a desire to bring programming to the public that explores themes of sustainability and technological innovation. In General Motors’ first year as a Luminary Partner, we worked together to design Transportation/Transformations: A Week Envisioning Our Transit Ecology. This week of programming engaged museum visitors alongside scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and community advocates to look toward the future of transportation in the Bay Area. In addition, General Motors provided a program grant to support youth workforce development for our High School Explainers.
“At General Motors, we believe that developing the problem-solvers of tomorrow is key to achieving a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion,” said Hina Baloch, Manager for STEM Education, Research and Data Analytics at General Motors. “The Exploratorium is a leader in innovation in the San Francisco community and beyond, and we are honored to be a supporter.”
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