Together with our integrated partners, we work to change the way the world learns by combining resources, collaborating, and innovating.
Autodesk’s creative approach to innovation and design aligns perfectly with the Exploratorium’s belief in learning by doing. “Maker culture,” which promotes creativity, collaboration, and thinking with your hands, is the cornerstone of Autodesk’s partnership with the Exploratorium.
Designers and engineers from Autodesk have teamed up with Exploratorium exhibit developers to create two new exhibits each year, using Autodesk’s software and resources. Additionally, Autodesk will be uniquely involved with our Tinkering Social Club, which meets in support of the maker movement; and with our Teacher Institute, to create online teaching resources.
Beginning in 2016, Genentech will be our lead partner for a high-impact life sciences initiative, though the company has been an essential corporate contributor to the Exploratorium for almost 30 years. In addition to their dedication to our biology program, Genentech provides free admission to the Exploratorium for all of California’s public school teachers, and partners with our Teacher Institute on our annual STEM education Teacher Conference.
PG&E has been a leader in sustainability for many years, and has signed on as our “Lead Sustainability Partner.” In this role, the company assists us in measuring the amount of energy our new building at Pier 15 uses and how the energy consumed is offset by our solar panels. PG&E is also sponsoring our Free Field Trip Program for all San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Title I schools.