EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum integrates teaching and hands-on experience in a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning environment. EUREKA! is seeking $5.5 million to secure its future in the $26 million Engineering Building on the Colorado Mesa University campus to ensure western Colorado students are exposed to STEAM and inquiry-based education that helps develop technical and critical thinking skills. Your contribution will make a difference in this extraordinary opportunity.
In 2019, more than 18,000 children engaged in math and science education through EUREKA!. Class field trips to EUREKA! brought 7,000 students from Mesa County and other West Slope communities. EUREKA! also provides after school classes, no school day science programs, and nearly 100 summer programs critical to continuing academic achievement.
Exhibits, experiments, demonstrations, displays, resource kits, and knowledge-hungry kids take up a lot of space! The number of children and the number of lessons quickly outgrew EUREKA!'s old facility. With the additional space and state-of-the-art facility, EUREKA! can accommodate all the young inquisitive minds in the community.
The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is located in the new Colorado Mesa University Engineering building a 60,000 square foot structure located on the west side of the campus on 7th street. EUREKA! has 13,000 square feet on the first floor dedicated to over 100 hands-on exhibits and two classrooms, as well as a workshop, storage, meeting, and administrative space.
EUREKA! is in the middle of a capital campaign to fund the new building. We still need $1.2 million to reach the $5.5 million needed to secure our future in the $26 million Engineering Building to ensure western Colorado students are exposed to STEAM and inquiry-based education that helps develop technical and critical thinking skills.
Campaign gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent possible. Additionally, this campaign is eligible for Enterprise Zone tax credit. All contributions to this project are eligible to receive a 25 percent state tax credit. Please consider making a donation today.