Jan McKay

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy. By sparking imagination, creating curiosity and instilling a sense of wonder in the world, it has been a cornerstone of informal learning on the Gulf Coast for over 30 years. It’s about getting people to understand the world around them and to form an appreciation for science through technology, tools and hands-on discovery.

“Poarch has been there in big and small ways. For example, our IMAX movies: They cost quite a bit to bring in, and Poarch has been there to help make that possible so we can show in our beautiful dome theater movies about Mount Everest, movies about what it’s like to live in the age of airplanes. We transport people around the world in that theater, and Poarch has helped make that possible.”
— Jan McKay, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center