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Sacramento Discovery Museum Science & Space Center to Unveil New Robotics Lab

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center announced today it has completed a much anticipated Robotics Lab that will encourage education in science, technology, engineering and math in the Sacramento region.

The Robotics Lab, which opens February 23, is the first program destined for the Powerhouse Science Center, which will become the new home of the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center in 2013. Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center ( will be the premier science and space learning center serving Northern California.

Robotics education has become a successful method nationally to help teach STEM topics – science, technology, engineering and math – plus teamwork and even management skills. All levels of students are typically fascinated with robots. Educators have found that teaching with robots provides a new and stimulating way to interest and motivate students.

The Discovery Museum is holding a ribbon cutting for the Robotics Lab on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at its Sacramento location at 3615 Auburn Blvd.
“The opening of the Discovery Museum’s Robotics Lab is a major step forward in creating the new Powerhouse Science and Space Center,” said Sandy Sheedy, Sacramento City Councilmember. “My thanks to all who pitched in and helped make this milestone possible.”

The Robotics Lab will contain three-pronged programming: Full-class, hands-on robotics programming for up to 36 students After school robotics club Competitive robotics teams for students 9-14, whose schools may not have their own teams

“Our new Robotics program will help put the E in the Museum’s STEM education programs. It’s very exciting to unveil the first new program that will become an integral part of the Powerhouse Science Center,” said Beth Callahan, Discovery Museum Director of development and marketing. “Offering robotics programs will guarantee that more students develop a love of science and technology. The students who are motivated by robotics are more likely to become the scientists, innovators, and inventors of tomorrow.”

For more information on the Powerhouse Science Center, visit, email [email protected], or call 916 853-0343. Visit the Center on Twitter, Facebook and Flicker.

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