A diverse, experienced, and dedicated team of staff and volunteers, led by an active Board, work together to bring our visitors, community and area schools a wealth of opportunities for hands-on science learning and family fun.

Director & Staff

Our staff, combined, have over 75 years of experience introducing children, their parents and teachers to nature and science in ways that captivate the imagination, stimulate curiosity, and develop understanding.

2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Jayne Johnston

    Director of Finance - NYU Langone Health System...

  • Kristen Buck

    Retired Litigation Attorney...

  • Peter Cook

    President of Juice Goose & Impact Marketing...

  • Deb Neubek

    Retired NASA Assistant Division Chief of Human Systems Engineering and Integration...

  • Wesley Page

    Data Analyst; MBA Student - Rice University...

Members at Large

  • (David) Murphy

    Director of FPA at Pansophic Learning, Rice University MBA Candidate...

  • Trenette Allen


Advisory Council

  • Cecilia Alatriz
  • Dr. Robert & Jamie Allen
  • Kristin Berry
  • Jane Dembski
  • Marybeth Flaherty
  • Dr. Johnnie & Winfred Frazier
  • Tom & Brenda Koch
  • W. Ed Michna, Jr.
  • Janie Mitcham
  • Sumita Prasad
  • Cindy Siegel
  • Elizabeth Blanton Wareing

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