THE MUSES supports and promotes the California Science Center Foundation and its education programs for youth. 

Supported Programs 

Hands-On Science Camp 

THE MUSES funds scholarships which provide pre-K through 8th grade children from families with demonstrated financial need the opportunity to participate in the California Science Center’s weeklong summer day camps. 

Community Youth Programs 

Community Youth Programs offer free science learning opportunities for 6th - 8th grade Young Curators and paid internships for 10th - 12th grade Community Teens. THE MUSES' financial investment and volunteer participation during field trips, interview workshops and family celebrations helps strengthen the science literacy of local youth who benefit greatly from these experiences. 

California Science and Engineering Fair 

The annual California Science and Engineering Fair is the final science fair of the academic year, recognizing the achievements of young scholars in grades 6 - 12 who win top honors at their county and regional science fairs to qualify for this statewide competition. THE MUSES contributes funding and members also volunteer time at this two-day event. 

Woman of the Year Fundraiser

The annual Woman of the Year luncheon is the major fundraiser that allows THE MUSES to support youth education programs at the California Science Center. Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business. Join us on April 17, 2023 as we celebrate the 2023 MUSES Woman of the Year, astrophysicist and UCLA professor of Physics and Astronomy, Andrea Ghez.

Join Us 

We welcome your involvement! THE MUSES holds meetings, programs and activities from September through June and raises funds for the three key programs described above. 

Membership Requirements:

  • Annual dues paid within sixty days from the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) 
  • Membership with the California Science Center, in addition to THE MUSES membership 
  • Purchase one ticket, or make an equivalent donation, for the major fundraising event of the year 

For more information, please contact Abel Contreraz at 213-744-2035 or [email protected]