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To promote science literacy among the people of South Alabama and the Gulf Coast Region.
The Exploreum strives to make life better for future generations. Focus areas include:
- Science, math and technology education
- Quality family experiences
- Workforce development for hard to fill positions
- Economic development for downtown Mobile
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, residents and visitors alike.
By sparking imagination, creating curiosity and instilling a sense of wonder in the world, the Exploreum has been a cornerstone of informal learning on the Gulf Coast since its inception more than 30 years ago. With the continued support of the community - visionary civic leaders, generous donors, contributing members and volunteers - the Exploreum is able to bring the world of science to the Gulf Coast.
In addition to fulfilling its worthwhile mission, the Exploreum actively contributes to Mobile by stimulating economic growth in the area. According to recent studies, in 2005 the Exploreum generated an economic impact totaling $12 to $15 million during the international traveling exhibit The Dead Sea Scrolls - a figure that benefits the city, the county, and multiple education and tourism partners, including schools, hotels, restaurants and area attractions. In 2008, the Exploreum hosted OUR BODY: The Universe Within, which had visitors from all 50 states and 24 countries and a nearly $7 million economic impact.
- Wesley Burton
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