THE MUSES support and promote the California Science Center Foundation and its education programs for youth. 

Supported Programs 

Hands-On Science Camp 

THE MUSES fund scholarships which provide pre-K through 10th grade children from families with demonstrated financial need the opportunity to participate in the California Science Center’s weeklong summer day camps. 

Community Youth Programs 

Community Youth Programs offer science enrichment opportunities: Young Curators ,  7th – 8th grade students, and the Community Teen Program, ages 15-17. THE MUSES' financial investment and volunteer participation during field trips, interview workshops and family celebrations help strengthen the science literacy of deserving local youth. 

California Science and Engineering Fair 

The annual California Science and Engineering Fair recognizes the achievements of 1,000 science scholars in grades 6 - 12 who win top honors at their county and regional science fairs to qualify for this statewide competition. THE MUSES contribute funding to help underwrite items such as the awards ceremonies and photography, and also volunteer time at this two-day event. 

Woman of the Year Fundraiser

The annual Woman of the Year luncheon is the major fundraiser that allows THE MUSES to support youth education programs at the California Science Center. Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Join Us 

We welcome your involvement! THE MUSES hold meetings, programs and activities from September through June and raise funds for the three key programs described above. 

Membership Requirements:

  • Annual dues paid within sixty days from the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) 
  • Membership with the California Science Center, in addition to THE MUSES membership 
  • Purchase one ticket, or make an equivalent donation, for the major fundraising event of the year 

For more information, please contact Abel Contreraz at 213-744-2035 or