SciWorks Announces New Community Access Program

SciWorks Announces New Community Access Program

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2013-05-24

SciWorks is partnering with the Forsyth County Library System to launch a new, unique program.  Beginning this week, any adult with a library card may check out a Community Access Family Pass from any Forsyth County Library branch (assuming availability).  The pass allows a family (defined as “1-2 adults and all children up to age 19 living in the same household”) free admission to SciWorks.  Admission includes all permanent and traveling exhibits, the outdoor parks, and a planetarium show.  The pass may be checked out for one week and must be returned to the same branch.

“This is a program I’ve been interested in implementing since I joined the SciWorks staff in January, and I am grateful to the Library for their partnership,” said Executive Director Paul Kortenaar.  “One of our goals at SciWorks is to ensure that our exhibits and programs are accessible to all people, regardless of financial status.”  Other programs that help the museum serve those with financial needs will be this summer’s Family Friday Nights (June 14, July 12, and August 9) and December’s Festive Family Friday, during which admission fees will be drastically reduced.  In addition, students who qualify for their school’s Free/Reduced Lunch program receive discounted admission when they visit SciWorks on school-sponsored field trips.  “It’s important, too,” added Kortenaar, “that our donors recognize their role in this important project.  Without contributions from individuals and corporations which underwrite these types of programs, we would not be able to offer them.”

For more details about the Community Access program, visit www.forsyth.cc/Library/.  For information about Family Friday Nights and other SciWorks programs and events, visit www.sciworks.org or call (336) 767-6730 to request an Event Sheet or to sign up for the SciWorks e-Newsletter.

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Contact: Ally McCauley
Office: (336) 714-7109

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“This is a program I’ve been interested in implementing since I joined the SciWorks staff in January, and I am grateful to the Library for their partnership,” said Executive Director Paul Kortenaar.  “One of our goals at SciWorks is to ensure that our exhibits and programs are accessible to all people, regardless of financial status.”  Other programs that help the museum serve those with financial needs will be this summer’s Family Friday Nights (June 14, July 12, and August 9) and December’s Festive Family Friday, during which admission fees will be drastically reduced.  In addition, students who qualify for their school’s Free/Reduced Lunch program receive discounted admission when they visit SciWorks on school-sponsored field trips.  “It’s important, too,” added Kortenaar, “that our donors recognize their role in this important project.  Without contributions from individuals and corporations which underwrite these types of programs, we would not be able to offer them.”

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