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Exploratorium Facts & Figures

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Fostering a Community of Learners—Reaching More Than 38 Million Annually

  • 550,000 people visit the Exploratorium each year, including 130,000 students and teachers.
  • Online since 1993, our Web site has more than 28 million visitors a year.
  • Thousands view our 30+ Webcasts filmed live from locations around the globe such as Antarctica and Chichen Itza.
  • 2006 Webby People’s Voice Award for our Web site.
  • Over 5,000 teachers and professional developers in 47 states have participated in our professional development programs. These teachers enrich the lives of more than 600,000 students a year.
  • 12,000 Member families and individuals participate in informal learning activities.
  • 120 high school students are hired and trained as Explainers, the museum’s docents.
  • More than 20 million people see Exploratorium-designed exhibits displayed at science centers in 31 countries around the world.
  • Outstanding artists, scientists, and educators help us shape the Exploratorium through the Osher Fellowship program.
  • One of America’s 12 highest impact nonprofits—and the only museum and the only West Coast organization—according to the book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits.