Orlando educational center in contention for national award

May 20, 2017 by  

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced that a popular local business is among the finalists for an educational award.

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is given each year to a library or museum that has shown a deep commitment to providing education and entertainment to their community. The Orlando Science Center has the honor of being one of the finalists for 2017. The award has been given annually for the last 23 years, and this is the first year the Orlando Science Center has been named.

The Science Center not only offers educational displays and interactive exhibits. It provides funding for summer camp and afterschool programs through scholarships. The center also seeks to be an inclusive facility by allowing EBT recipients access to their facility for only $3 and other low-income households can receive family memberships for $25.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services requests that anyone with a favorable experience at the center share their story on their Facebook Page. The winner of the award is expected to be announced before the arrival of summer and the winner will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC.

There is a lot of value in educating any community and business owners can often directly benefit by becoming involved with local nonprofit museums, cultural centers and other types of educational facilities. Participants could consider partnering during events, or offering tickets and promotional products to the facilities with a purchase at the business. Sponsorships to nonprofits are an important feature to add in any marketing materials.