The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is partnering with The Heritage Group on the new Heritage Group Center For Family Learning in STEM. Museum Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Patchen says the center will put visitors face-to-face with scientists "who are changing the world."
The museum says, as part of the partnership, the center will research and develop new science programs for teachers, school groups, children and families.
The attraction is already working on new life sciences initiatives including the recently-premiered Beyond Spaceship Earth exhibit and a growing partnership with former NASA astronaut David Wolf and paleontologists Phil Manning and Victoria Egerton. The museum will soon open Dow AgroSciences ScienceWorks. The exhibit will showcase the work of hydrologists, naturalists, geologists, engineers and farmers. It is scheduled to open August 27.
Patchen says the center will continue to spark student interest in STEM. In a release, he said, "Nowhere else in the world can children and families learn together about the science that reveals the fascinating mysteries of history while also understanding how science, technology, engineering and math can help us chart an exciting future for all."