Ocean Explorium

174 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Why we are involved: 

The Ocean Explorium uses the Science on a Sphere as a point of departure for learning about the planet in all its variety. This is a particularly powerful mechanism for a community filled with citizens who have had little chance to travel outside their immediate region. The combination of high-tech information streams, living and non-living interactive exhibits, art and craft activities, and structured learning programs, represent a powerful prototype for informal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Through its various programs, the Ocean Explorium has helped families, students, and teachers explore new worlds.

Pledges: 

By combining global data sets on our Science on a Sphere with local stories; relating the stories through the other exhibits and activities within the Ocean Explorium—our programs embody the idea of thinking globally and acting locally.