The Need to Grow
As one of the most densely packed science centers in America, Taco Bell Discovery Science Center sees nearly 500,000+ visitors per year and educates an additional 200,000+ in classroom based outreach programs.
Since opening its doors in 1998, the Science Center has not had a major renovation. The new expansion will double the current exhibit space and provide even more hands-on educational programming in support of our core initiatives: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Proficiency, Environmental Stewardship, Early Learning, and Healthy Living.
Now, more than ever, is the time to act. Currently, American students rank a shocking 23rd out of 65 countries in science proficiency, and California students are 47th in the United States. Eighty-five percent of today’s jobs require technology, engineering and science proficiency. Thus, preparation for STEM-based careers begins with our young learners and we at Discovery Science Center are committed to being a catalyst for change to inspire the next generation of innovators.