THE MUSES supports and promotes the California Science Center Foundation and its education programs for youth.
Hands-On Science Camp
THE MUSES funds scholarships which provide pre-K through 8th 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 free science learning opportunities for 6th - 8th grade Young Curators and paid internships for 10th - 12th grade Community Teens. THE MUSES' financial investment and volunteer participation during field trips, interview workshops and family celebrations helps strengthen the science literacy of local youth who benefit greatly from these experiences.
California Science and Engineering Fair
The annual California Science and Engineering Fair is the final science fair of the academic year, recognizing the achievements of young scholars in grades 6 - 12 who win top honors at their county and regional science fairs to qualify for this statewide competition. THE MUSES contributes funding and members 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 fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business. On April 1, 2022, we celebrated the THE MUSES 2022 Woman of the Year, Ms. Eileen Drake.
We welcome your involvement! THE MUSES holds meetings, programs and activities from September through June and raises funds for the three key programs described above.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.