Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018 toolkit recipients

NISE Network partners awarded a physical 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit.

Physical kits were shipped in January 2018.

Listed alphabetically by state and city:

AK, Anchorage, Anchorage Museum, https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/

AK, Fairbanks, Fairbanks Children's Museum, https://www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com

AK, Fairbanks, University of Alaska Museum of the North, http://www.uaf.edu/museum/

AL, Birmingham, McWane Science Center, http://www.mcwane.org

AL, Huntsville, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, https://www.rocketcenter.com

AL, Mobile, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, http://www.exploreum.com

AR, Fayetteville, University of Arkansas, Center for Math and Science Education, http://cmase.uark.edu

AR, Hot Springs, Mid-America Science Museum, https://www.midamericamuseum.org

AR, Jonesboro, Arkansas State University Museum, http://museum.astate.edu

AZ, Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, https://www.azscience.org

AZ, Tempe, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society (ASU SFIS), https://sfis.asu.edu

AZ, Tucson, Children's Museum Tucson, http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org

AZ, Yuma, Children's Museum of Yuma County, http://yumachildrensmuseum.com/

CA, Arcata, Humboldt State University Natural History Museum (HSU), http://www.humboldt.edu/natmus

CA, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org

CA, Chico, Gateway Science Museum (Cal State University Chico), http://www.csuchico.edu

CA, Escondido, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, http://www.sdcdm.org

CA, Eureka, Redwood Discovery Museum, https://www.discovery-museum.org

CA, Irvine, Pretend City Children's Museum, https://www.pretendcity.org

CA, Lodi, World of Wonders WOW Science Museum, http://www.wowsciencemuseum.org/

CA, Modesto, Modesto Junior College - The Great Valley Museum Planetarium, https://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm/planetarium.php

CA, Modesto, National Ag Science Center, http://agsciencecenter.org

CA, Newbury Park, Discovery Center for Science and Technology, http://www.discoverycntr.org

CA, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento Children's Museum, https://sackids.org

CA, Redding, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, https://www.turtlebay.org

CA, Sacramento, Powerhouse Science Center, http://powerhousesc.org

CA, San Diego, Fleet Science Center, http://www.rhfleet.org

CA, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences (Cal Academy), https://www.calacademy.org

CA, San Francisco, Children's Creativity Museum, https://creativity.org

CA, Temecula, Pennypickle's Workshop, the Temecula Children's Museum, http://www.pennypickles.org

CO, Boulder, CU Science Discovery, University of Colorado Boulder, http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu

CO, Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder - Fiske Planetarium, http://www.colorado.edu/fiske/

CO, Denver, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, http://www.dmns.org

CO, Durango, Powerhouse Science Center (formerly Durango Discovery Museum), http://powsci.org

CO, Vail, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, http://bettyfordalpinegardens.org

CT, Bridgeport, Discovery Museum and Planetarium, http://www.discoverymuseum.org

CT, Bristol, Imagine Nation Children's Museum, http://www.imaginemuseum.org

CT, Niantic, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, http://www.childrensmuseumsect.org

CT, Norwalk, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

CT, West Hartford, The New Children's Museum, http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org

DC, Washington, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, https://airandspace.si.edu

DE, Wilmington, Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH), http://www.delmnh.org

FL, Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Discovery and Science, http://www.mods.org/home.html

FL, Fort Myers, IMAG History and Science Center , http://www.imaginariumfortmyers.com

FL, Fort Walton Beach, Emerald Coast Science Center, http://www.ecscience.org/

FL, Marathon, Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, https://www.cranepoint.net

Fl, Naples, Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, http://www.cmon.org/

FL, Orlando, Orlando Science Center, http://osc.org

FL, Pensacola, Pensacola MESS Hall, http://www.pensacolamesshall.org

FL, St. Petersburg, Great Explorations, The Children's Museum, https://greatex.org

FL, Tallahassee, Challenger Learning Center - Tallahassee, http://www.challengertlh.com

FL, Tampa Bay, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), https://www.mosi.org

FL, Titusville, American Space Museum and U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum, http://spacewalkoffame.org

FL, West Palm Beach, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, http://sfsm.org

GA, Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, http://fernbankmuseum.org

GA, Macon, Museum of Arts and Sciences - Mark Smith Planetarium, https://www.masmacon.org

HI, Hilo, `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i, http://www.imiloahawaii.org

HI, Honolulu, Bishop Museum, http://www.bishopmuseum.org

HI, Honolulu, Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org

HI, Kihei, Maui Science Center, http://www.mauisciencecenter.com

IA, Bettendorf, Family Museum of Arts and Science, http://www.familymuseum.org

IA, Des Moines, Science Center of Iowa, http://www.sciowa.org

ID, Boise, Discovery Center of Idaho, http://dcidaho.org

ID, Idaho Falls, Museum of Idaho, https://museumofidaho.org/

ID, Pocatello, Idaho Museum of Natural History, https://www.isu.edu/imnh/

IL, Aurora, SciTech Hands On Museum, http://scitechmuseum.org

IL, Carbondale, The Science Center, http://yoursciencecenter.org

IL, Champaign, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, http://orpheumkids.com

IL, Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), https://www.msichicago.org

IL, DeKalb, Northern Illinois University Smart Space Learning Center (STEM Outreach) , http://www.niu.edu/STEM/

IL, Edwardsville, Edwardsville Children’s Museum, http://www.edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org

IL, Normal, Children's Discovery Museum, http://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net

IL, Oak Lawn, Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, http://www.cmoaklawn.org

IL, Oak Park, Wonder Works Children's Museum, http://www.wonder-works.org

IL, Peoria, Peoria Riverfront Museum, http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

IL, Rockford, Discovery Center Museum, http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org

IL, Woodstock, Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology, http://www.challengerillinois.org

IN, Bloomington, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology, http://www.wonderlab.org

IN, Columbus, kidscommons: columbus' community children's museum, http://www.kidscommons.org

IN, Crawfordsville, Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, http://www.cdpl.lib.in.us/services/carnegie

IN, Fort Wayne, Science Central, http://sciencecentral.org

IN, Hammond, Challenger Learning Center - NW Indiana, http://www.clcnwi.com

IN, Indianapolis, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, https://www.childrensmuseum.org

IN, Indianapolis, Link Observatory Space Science Institute, http://www.linkobservatory.org

IN, Lafayette, Imagination Station, http://www.imagination-station.org/

IN, Muncie, Muncie Children's Museum, http://munciemuseum.com

KS, Atchison, Atchison County Historical Society, http://atchisonhistory.org

KS, Holton, Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory, https://www.bcscience.org

KS, Overland Park, Museum at Prairiefire, http://www.museumatpf.org

KS, Topeka, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, http://kansasdiscovery.org

KS, Wichita, Exploration Place, http://www.exploration.org

KY, Lexington, Living Arts and Science Center, https://lasclex.org/

KY, Prestonsburg, East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, http://www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu/EKSC

KY, Richmond, Eastern Kentucky University - Hummel Planetarium, http://planetarium.eku.edu

LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, http://www.lasm.org

LA, Luling, St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium, http://www.myscpl.org/planetarium

LA, Manderville, Children's Museum of St. Tammany, http://cmstkids.org

LA, Shreveport, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, http://www.sciport.org/

LA, Thibodaux, Bayou County Children's Museum, http://www.bayoucountrychildrensmuseum.org

MA, Boston, Museum of Science, Boston, https://www.mos.org

MA, Holyoke, Children's Museum at Holyoke, http://www.childrensmuseumholyoke.org/

MA, Nantucket, Maria Mitchell Association, https://www.mariamitchell.org

MA, Norwell, South Shore Natural Science Center, http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

MD, Baltimore, Port Discovery Children's Museum, http://www.portdiscovery.org

MD, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg Community Museum, http://gaithersburgmd.gov/about-gaithersburg/city-facilities/internatio…

MD, Hagerstown, Discovery Station at Hagerstown, https://discoverystation.org

MD, Rockville, Rockville Science Center, http://rockvillesciencecenter.org

ME, Bangor, Maine Discovery Museum, https://www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

ME, Hinckley, L.C.Bates Museum, https://www.gwh.org/lcbates

MI, Alpena, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, http://www.bessermuseum.org

MI, Battle Creek, Kingman Museum, http://www.kingmanmuseum.org

MI, Detroit, Michigan Science Center, http://www.mi-sci.org

MI, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, http://www.grcm.org

MI, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Public Museum, http://www.grpm.org

MI, Jackson, Imagine Planet, https://imagineplanet.net/

MI, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org

MI, Lansing, Impression 5 Science Center, http://www.impression5.org/

MI, Traverse City, Great Lakes Children's Museum, https://www.greatlakeskids.org

MN, Bemidji, Headwaters Science Center, http://hscbemidji.org

MN, Duluth, Duluth Children's Museum, http://www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org

MN, Minneapolis, The Bakken Museum, https://thebakken.org

MN, Saint Paul, Bell Museum of Natural History, https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/

MN, Saint Paul, Science Museum of Minnesota, https://www.smm.org

MO, Kansas City, Science City at Union Station, www.sciencecity.com

MO, Malden, Bootheel Youth Museum, http://www.bootheelyouthmuseum.org

MO, Rolla, The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, https://thekaleidoscope.org

MO, Saint Louis, Saint Louis Science Center, https://www.slsc.org

MS, Gulfport, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, http://www.lmdc.org

MS, Pearlington, Infinity Science Center, http://www.visitinfinity.com

MT, Billings, Wise Wonders - A Montana Children's Museum, http://wisewonders.org

MT, Bozeman, Montana State University Extended University - Burns Technology Center (MSU), http://eu.montana.edu

MT, Helena, Exploration Works!, https://www.explorationworks.org

MT, Missoula, University of Montana - spectrUM Discovery Area, http://spectrum.umt.edu

NC, Boone, The Children's Playhouse, http://goplayhouse.org

NC, Chapel Hill, Kidzu Children's Museum, https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

NC, Charlotte, Discovery Place, Inc., https://www.discoveryplace.org

NC, Durham, Museum of Life + Science, https://www.lifeandscience.org

NC, Greensboro, Greensboro Children's Museum, http://www.gcmuseum.com/

NC, Greensboro, Greensboro Science Center, http://www.greensboroscience.org

NC, Hendersonville, Hands On! - A Child's Gallery, http://handsonwnc.org

NC, Raleigh, Marbles Kids Museum, http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org

NC, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, http://naturalsciences.org

NC, Rosman, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), Http://www.pari.edu

NC, Sunset Beach, Museum of Coastal Carolina - Ingram Planetarium, http://museumplanetarium.org/planetarium-events/

NC, Wilmington, Cape Fear Museum, https://www.capefearmuseum.com

NC, Winston-Salem, Kaleideum North, http://north.kaleideum.org

ND, Bismarck, Gateway to Science, http://www.gatewaytoscience.org

NE, Kearney, Kearney Area Children's Museum , https://kearneychildrensmuseum.org

NE, Kearney, University of Nebraska - Kearney, http://www.unk.edu

NH, Concord, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, https://www.starhop.com

NH, Manchester, SEE Science Center, http://www.see-sciencecenter.org

NJ, Glassboro, Rowan University - Edelman Planetarium, http://www.rowan.edu/planetarium/

NJ, Newark, Newark Museum, http://www.newarkmuseum.org

NJ, Princeton, Princeton University, https://pccm.princeton.edu/education

NM, Alamogordo, New Mexico Museum of Space History, http://www.nmspacemuseum.org

NM, Albuquerque, Explora, http://www.explora.us

NM, Albuquerque, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org

NM, Farmington, E3 Children's Museum & Science Center, http://www.fmtn.org/223/Museums

NM, Las Cruces, Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, http://las-cruces.org/museums

NM, Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory- Bradbury Science Museum, http://www.lanl.gov/museum/

NM, Los Alamos, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, http://peecnature.org

NM, Roswell, Roswell Museum and Art Center, http://roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center

NV, Reno, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, https://nvdm.org

NY, Buffalo, Buffalo Museum of Science, http://www.sciencebuff.org

NY, Garden City, Cradle of Aviation Museum, https://www.cradleofaviation.org

NY, Garden City, Long Island Children's Museum (LICM), https://www.licm.org

NY, Ithaca, Sciencenter, http://www.sciencenter.org

NY, New York, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), http://www.amnh.org

NY, Oneonta, AJ Read Science Discovery Center at Oneonta, http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/sdc/

NY, Port Jefferson, Maritime Explorium, http://maritimeexplorium.org

NY, Rochester, Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), http://rmsc.org

NY, Rye, Westchester Children's Museum, http://www.discoverwcm.org

NY, Schenectady, miSci Museum of Innovation and Science (formery the Schenectady Museum), http://www.misci.org

NY, Syracuse, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MoST), http://www.most.org

NY, Troy, SUNY Poly Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST), http://www.cmost.org

NY, Upton, Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Learning Center (BNL), https://www.bnl.gov/education/

NY, Vestal, Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, http://www.kopernik.org

NY, Yonkers, Hudson River Museum - Andrus Planetarium, http://www.hrm.org/index.html

OH, Akron, Akron Children's Museum, http://www.akronkids.org

OH, Bay Village, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, http://www.lensc.org

OH, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Observatory Center, http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

OH, Cleveland, Great Lakes Science Center, http://greatscience.com

OH, Findlay, Children's Museum of Findlay, http://www.cmfindlay.org

OH, Mount Vernon, SPI Spot (Science Play-Space Initiative), http://www.spi-mountvernon.org

OH, Newark, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, http://attheworks.org

OH, Sylvania, Lourdes University - Appold Planetarium, http://www.lourdes.edu/about-lourdes/outreach/appold-planetarium/

OH, Youngstown, OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology, http://ohwowkids.org

OK, Oklahoma City, Science Museum Oklahoma, www.sciencemuseumok.org

OK, Stillwater, Oklahoma Wondertorium, http://www.okwondertorium.org

OK, Tulsa, Tulsa Children's Museum, http://www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org/

OR, Ashland, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, http://www.scienceworksmuseum.org

OR, Eugene, The Science Factory, http://sciencefactory.org

OR, Portland, OMSI, https://omsi.edu

PA, Erie, ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum, http://www.eriechildrensmuseum.org/

PA, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

PA, State College, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, https://mydiscoveryspace.org

PR, Arecibo, Arecibo Observatory - Angel Ramos Foundation Visitor Center, http://outreach.naic.edu/ao/

RI, Providence, Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, http://providenceri.com/museum

RI, Saunderstown, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), http://rimosa.org

SC, Greenville, Roper Mountain Science Center, https://ropermountain.org

SC, Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox: An Interactive Children's Museum, http://www.thesandbox.org

SC, Rock Hill, Museum Of York County - Main Street Children’s Museum, Culture & Heritage Museums, http://www.chmuseums.org/myco/

SD, Pierre, South Dakota Discovery Center, https://sd-discovery.org

SD, Sioux Falls, Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, https://www.washingtonpavilion.org

TN, Chattanooga, Creative Discovery Museum, http://www.cdmfun.org

TN, Knoxville, The Muse Knoxville, http://www.etdiscovery.org

TN, Memphis, Pink Palace Museum, http://www.memphismuseums.org/

TN, Murfreesboro, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, https://explorethedc.org

TN, Nashville, Adventure Science Center, http://www.adventuresci.org

TN, Oak Ridge, American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE), http://amse.org

TN, Union City, Discovery Park of America, http://www.discoveryparkofamerica.com

TX, Brownsville, Children's Museum of Brownsville, http://cmofbrownsville.org

TX, Cedar Park, Texas Museum of Science and Technology (TXMOST), http://www.txmost.org

TX, Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, https://www.ccmuseum.com

TX, Dallas, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, https://www.perotmuseum.org

TX, El Paso, El Paso Children's Museum, https://epcf.org/childrens_museum

TX, Frisco, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, http://mindstretchingfun.org

TX, Houston, Children's Museum of Houston, http://www.cmhouston.org

TX, Houston, Space Center Houston, http://spacecenter.org

TX, Laredo, Imaginarium of South Texas, http://www.imaginariumstx.org

TX, Lubbock, Science Spectrum, http://www.sciencespectrum.org

TX, San Antonio, San Antonio College - Scobee Edcuation Center, , http://sacscobee.education

TX, Texarkana, Texarkana Museums System, http://www.texarkanamuseums.org

TX, The Woodlands, The Woodlands Children's Museum, http://woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

TX, Victoria, Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent, http://www.cdmgoldencrescent.com

TX, Waco, Mayborn Museum Complex, http://www.baylor.edu/mayborn/

UT, Salt Lake City, Clark Planetarium, https://slco.org/clark-planetarium/

VA, Danville, Danville Science Center, http://dsc.smv.org

VA, Fairfax, Children's Science Center, https://childsci.org

VA, Portsmouth, Children’s Museum of Virginia - Portsmouth Museums, http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/

VA, Wallops Island, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

VA, Winchester, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, http://www.discoverymuseum.net/

VT, Burlington, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, http://www.echovermont.org

VT, Norwich, Montshire Museum of Science, http://www.montshire.org

WA, Bellevue, KidsQuest Children's Museum, http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org

WA, Everett, Imagine Children's Museum, https://www.imaginecm.org

WA, Lakewood, Pierce College Science Dome, http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/sciencedome/

WA, Mukilteo, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, https://www.futureofflight.org

WA, Spokane, Mobius Spokane (Mobius Kids and Mobius Science Center), http://mobiusspokane.org

WA, Walla Walla, The Children's Museum of Walla Walla, https://www.cmww.org

WI, Appleton, Paper Discovery Center, https://www.paperdiscoverycenter.org

WI, Eau Claire, Children's Museum of Eau Claire, http://www.childrensmuseumec.com

WI, Green Bay, The Children's Museum of Green Bay, http://www.gbchildrensmuseum.org

WI, Madison, Wisconsin Science Museum, https://wisconsinsciencemuseum.org

WI, Milwaukee, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, http://www.bbcmkids.org

WI, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Museum, http://www.mpm.edu

WI, Sheboygan, Above & Beyond Children's Museum, http://abkids.org

WV, Huntington , Marshall University -  West Virginia Science Adventures, http://ssawv.com

WV, Morgantown, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, http://sparkwv.org

WY, Casper, The Science Zone, http://www.thesciencezone.org


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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).