Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the Sciencenter

The Sciencenter’s vision is a world where ALL people can explore, connect, and create through science. Yet, we acknowledge that systemic injustices means that hands-on STEM learning isn’t accessible to all members of our community. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where people of all races, genders, religious backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and ethnicities feel safe and welcome.

You can read our full Equity and Inclusion Statement below.

The Sciencenter strives to be a trusted community resource where all people can explore, connect, and create through science. This means that people of all races, genders, religious backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, incomes, geographies, and ethnicities need to feel safe and valued when it comes to our work. We denounce all forms of racism and bigotry, and such things will not be tolerated at the museum or any of our programs.

Bias, privilege, and systemic injustice have led to differences in access to hands-on STEM education. We continue to have a vision for a world where all people can explore, connect, and create through science. And we are committed to cultivating an environment for our staff, volunteers, guests, and community where people with diverse identities and experiences feel welcomed, respected, and valued.

We recognize that our actions speak louder than words. Below are some of the steps we are taking to be a more equitable and inclusive organization. This work will be ongoing and this list will change and grow as we change and grow. We hope that you will hold us accountable through the “Provide Feedback” link below.

To provide feedback email mkortenaar@sciencenter.org

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