WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.
Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""
Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"
Chief Operating Officer
Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything."
Fun Fact: "The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter 'J.'"
Fun Fact: "Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay."
Visitor Services Manager
Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."
Events & Donations Coordinator
Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."
Social Media & Communications Coordinator
Fun Fact: "The sunset on the red planet (Mars) appears blue, but the sunset on the blue planet (Earth) appears red."
Membership Program Coordinator
Fun Fact: "It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!"
Fun Fact: "No word in the English Language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple."
Fun Fact: "It officially takes 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop!"
Fun Fact: "Your liver can regrow itself in three weeks."
Fun Fact: "Pluto, which is half the width of the United States, has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating world also has blue skies, spinning moons, mountains as high as the Rockies, and it even snows—but the snow is red." Source: NASA
Exhibits & Facility Manager
Fun Fact: "We have only explored about 5% of the world's oceans. There's a lot more to be discovered"