About 2017-05-22T16:52:18+00:00

Our Mission

“Explore, Engage, Educate”

We believe that children should be able to explore their curiosities in a safe environment. Engaging the community, including the family unit, is imperative in a child’s development. To educate children means more than sending them to school. We want to provide opportunities for children to experience the wonder and excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through hands-on exhibits, multimedia, and content-rich programs that encourage exploration, engage the learner, and ultimately educate the child.

Goals

To form partnerships with area educational institutions and other related organizations to promote the importance of science, math, and technology. To provide a fun, educational venue in the City of Denton for families to learn and play together.

History

Explorium Denton was founded in May 2012 by Anyah Martinez, a mother of three who felt the desire to create a place in Denton for children and their families to learn and play. After forming Explorium Denton Anyah corralled a few friends to comprise the founding board, and began taking steps to truly establish a non-profit children’s museum, using materials provided by the Association for Children’s Museums and other resources.
Explorium Denton had its public debut at the Denton Community Market in April 2013 and has appeared there once a month, providing engaging activities for shoppers and their children. In 2014 they grew to include various community-wide events such as Redbud Festival and The Great American CleanupIn May 2014 they received their 501c3 status and began to dream big.

Our Staff and Board Members

The Board of Directors serves to develop Explorium Denton through community events, fundraisers, and professional development.
The Board consists of: current and former educators in science, math, early childhood, and art; and an environmental scientist. Many of the current Board began serving in Spring 2013 and has grown little by little to include a more diverse profile. We are parents, students, professionals, and amateurs, but we are all Dentonites who believe in the value of this project.
ANYAH MARTINEZ
ANYAH MARTINEZEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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REBECCA IVEY
REBECCA IVEYVICE PRESIDENT
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PAT SMITH
PAT SMITHTREASURER
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AMESHA MORRIS
AMESHA MORRISBOARD MEMBER
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MELISSA HAAS
MELISSA HAASEDUCATION COORDINATOR
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