The $4.6 million project will add 8,000 square feet of convertible educational space to the Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, create a new entrance and lobby for the museum, as well as expand exhibit space in the museum.
Project Skylab’s convertible space will be able to go from five classrooms to one large auditorium that seats 500 people. Once complete, it will meet a community need for additional educational space and a place where students can get hands-on learning experiences in the sciences through a new program called STEMfusion.
“We need to provide a way for students to be excited by the sciences and not afraid of them,” says John “Lites” Leenhouts, SUN ’n FUN president. “The way you do that is to have them touch, feel, and observe, rather than just study from a book.”[Read more…]