Grants

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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