Sacramento’s newest science center, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, is one of the region’s most eagerly anticipated attractions. With years of planning now coming to fruition, construction is expected to be complete this December. The unveiling, followed by membership drive and launch of digital outreach programs, serves as a kickoff. Additional special events will lead towards a full opening planned for fall 2021.
“We’re grateful to SMUD as our premier presenting partner with their contribution of $9.25 million,” says Michele Wong, Executive Director.
MOSAC’s mission is to serve as a dynamic regional hub that engages and inspires people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities and responsibilities of science. Located in the historic, 114-year-old power station and two new additions overlooking Matsui Waterfront Park along the Sacramento River, MOSAC will be an epicenter for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education and an anchor point for Sacramento’s revitalized waterfront.
“I’m Proud To Be Supporting The Next Generation With Principles That Can Improve Our Region While Also Enhancing Economic Development, Workforce Training And Emerging Technologies,” says Paul Lau Ceo & General Manager of SMUD
MOSAC will bring K-12 schools, universities and other community resources together to build a STEAM learning ecosystem that enriches each learner’s journey. Hands-on interactive exhibits and programming will fill 22,000 square feet of exhibit space, enabling visitors to explore themes of energy, water, nature, health, space and design engineering. The digital dome theater will screen spectacular films and star shows, and the rotating gallery will continually bring special exhibitions and new experiences to the Sacramento region.
MOSAC’s extensive school partnerships will reach tens of thousands of students and promote excellence in science education. Lecture series, family programming and a variety of special events will provide ample opportunity for community engagement, and the facility will be available for business and private events.
To learn more, please visit www.visitmosac.org.