We INSPIRE and EDUCATE young minds through
engaging SCIENCE-BASED programs and exhibits
to create a meaningful IMPACT on the COMMUNITIES we serve.

Our Story

Hands-on science education that delights, challenges, and encourages kids? The Discovery Science Foundation has made a positive difference in thousands of lives for 35 years. The foundation achieves this goal through four core initiatives: STEM proficiency, early childhood education, healthy living, and environmental stewardship. These future-forward initiatives inspire educators, their students, and all of us committed to learning for life.

Our original center in Orange County, as well as our newer Los Angeles and Newport Beach campuses, gives those seeking immersive, interactive science activities a way to jump into the learning fun. In addition to our campuses, educational outreach programs remain a major part of our mission. Bringing a host of experiences directly to learners is essential to achieving the foundation’s core initiatives. It’s a mission that also includes empowering real-world application by giving learners a chance to make a difference. This vision has made the foundation a prominent advocate for modern science education over the years. Spotlighting science as a solution and as a force for good is what the Discovery Science Foundation so successfully does.

Core Initiatives

Our mission to inspire, educate, and impact is brought to life through the cornerstones of our core initiatives. Select a core initiative to learn more.


Discovery Cube thanks all of our supporters and visitors for helping us continue to offer interactive, science based programs and make a real world connection between students, educators and STEM.


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Foundation Leadership

Joe Adams
Chief Executive Officer

Sacha Van Voorhis
Director of Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Jim Phillips
Chief Financial Officer

Kellee Preston
Chief Operating Officer

Brie Griset-Smith
Chief Development Officer

Tina Rolewicz
Vice President, Education

Amie Sugarman
Vice President of Education, Strategy and Partnerships

Orange County Board of Directors Los Angeles Board of Directors