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The Discovery is dedicated to helping build a community that promotes and celebrates diversity. Through our mission to inspire by being the place to experience science; we pledge to honor the value of all individuals.
Our commitment to be inclusive and accessible to visitors, staff, volunteers, and all of the audiences we serve will be reflected in:
Our Programs – Provide programs that are of interest to all communities and include accompanying materials in languages other than English.
Our Outreach – Implement strategies to increase participation in the museum’s experiences by underrepresented students and their families.
Our Exhibitions – Employ design techniques and practices that create exhibit accessibility for different learning styles and abilities.
Our Policies – Create and maintain policies that build respect, dignity, fairness and equity.
Our Environment – Maintain a welcoming, adaptable and respectful environment for visitors, volunteers and staff.
Our Decision Making – Model leadership that formulates decisions without bias.
Our Recruiting – Establish relationships with local educational organizations to offer employment and/or internship opportunities to diverse youth, students, and experienced candidates.
These values represent our commitment to the elimination of discrimination in all forms, at all organizational levels, and throughout all of The Discovery’s programs. These goals, along with our core values, will help us strive to create an environment that is inclusive of all.