New Building

New building

EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum integrates teaching and hands-on experience in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) 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 STEM and inquiry-based education that helps develop technical and critical thinking skills. Your contribution will make a difference in this extraordinary opportunity.

A community resource dedicated to STEM education

In 2015, more than 15,000 children engaged in math and science education through EUREKA!. Class field trips to EUREKA! brought in another 7,000 students from Mesa County and other West Slope communities. EUREKA! also provides after school classes, no school day camps, and over 30 annual summer camps critical to continuing academic achievement. During the 2016 school year, EUREKA! provided elementary science resource kits quarterly to over 10,000 students and their teachers in 25 district schools.

Why a new space?

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 now 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! now has 13,000 square feet on the first floor dedicated to our hands-on exhibits and two classrooms, as well as a workshop, storage, meeting, and administrative space.

We need your help

EUREKA! is seeking $5.5 million to secure its future in the $26 million Engineering Building to ensure western Colorado students are exposed to STEM 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.