Young Curators

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Leroy Hamilton
Who are the Young Curators?

Local middle school-aged youth become ambassadors of the California Science Center and science learning through the Young Curators program, where eligible students  participate in free and exclusive science programming at the California Science Center.

What do Young Curators get to do?

Once accepted into the Young Curators program, participants gain access to a variety of exclusive experiences and programs. Available programs vary throughout the year, and are free for all Young Curators

Fall and Spring
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Virtual Programs
  • 8-10 week virtual program each season
  • Project supply kits included
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Leroy Hamilton
Hands-On Science Camp
  • Free enrollment in summer camp
  • Priority selection for preferred classes

Apply to become a Young Curator

Apply for the Fall 2021 session of Young Curators! Applications will close October 8th. Accepted participants will be notified the week of October 11th with instructions to pick up supply boxes from the California Science Center during that week.

Apply Today!

More about the Young Curators Program

In the 2019-20 program year, the Young Curators program:
  • gave all Young Curators the skills to approach their world more scientifically.
  • gave all Young Curators a more in-depth view of what scientists do.
  • helped all Young Curators know more about science and engineering careers.

It was an amazing experience. Our students had a great time, learned so much, and the activities were great.

Cecilia H., M.Ed., Para los Niños

Meet the Staff

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Reginald "Reggie" Williams

Community Programs Coordinator


Reggie Williams has been the Community Programs Coordinator since 2018. In the past, he has been part of other community programs provided by the California Science Center as a youth himself: Curator Kids Club (Young Curators) and Community Teen Program. His experience in both programs has given him the motivation to return and give a new generation of youth positive experiences with Sciences.

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Kristen Denton

Manager of Community and Exhibit Programs


Kristen joined the California Science Center in 2010, with a focus on programs to serve youth in the California Science Center’s neighborhood. With an M.S. in Science Education, Informal Settings, Kristen is dedicated to providing high quality, fun, and engaging science programs for all students.