The newly formed Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the nonprofit partner of the Bradbury Science Museum (BSM). Its role is to provide educational, volunteer, fundraising and other initiatives of the BSM.
It's a busy day at the BSMA ScienceFest booth as Los Alamos High School student volunteers, from left, Jenny Wang, Maia Menefee, Serena Birenbaum, Prestley Gao and Tom Maggiore demonstrate the Enigma machine coding system used by the Germans in WWII. In addition to learning about deciphering codes, participants also had a chance to separate out wheat germ DNA – another kind of code. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
While admission to the Bradbury Science Museum is free-of-charge, BSMA memberships strengthen and expand the BSM experience for all who visit the museum. The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) engages visitors of all ages at its first public activity during Los Alamos ScienceFest Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLInda Crawford/ladailypost.com
The BSMA supports the BSM and STEM Education by providing:
LAHS student volunteer, Jenny Wang engages with a visitor Saturday at the BSMA ScienceFest booth. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
- A Membership Program;
- Automatic enrollment into the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program, giving members reciprocal benefits at more than 300 museums nationwide. VisitWWW.ASTC.ORG/PASSPORT for details;
- Membership card;
- Membership decal;
- Tax deduction;
- Increased educational outreach programs to local and neighboring communities;
- Volunteer opportunities at the BSM, such as docent training;
- A much-anticipated museum store so visitors can purchase souvenirs;
- Eligibility to apply for grants for educational and other programs;
- A giving program (the BSMA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization); and more.