Flint Cultural Center Corporation

To support the Science Discovery Hall at the Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint, Michigan, and to advance public understanding of science to an underserved population

  • Amount $500,000
  • City Flint, MI
  • Investigator Todd Slisher
  • Year 2018
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program New Media

The Sloan Museum in Flint Michigan was created through a personal gift from Alfred P. Sloan Jr. and still bears his name. The museum is currently engaged in a $24 million modernization campaign to transform itself into the premier regional resource for early childhood and K-12 STEM and history education. Plans include the construction of a 10,000-square-foot Science Discovery Hall featuring a Makers Lab, interactive physical science and earth science exhibits, a spaceship earth climbing structure, and a specially designed entryway focusing on “what is science.” The museum estimates that more than 200,000 people will visit annually, including 90,000 K-12 students, many of whom will come from underserved communities. Funds from this grant support the Sloan Museum’s modernization campaign.

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